I'm still a little unsure on this one. Are all melee attacks from all heroes (by pressing V (default)) identical, in damage, hitbox, and range? Or are some melee attacks more damaging than others, or are there others that have more range than others?

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With one exception, all quick melee attacks performed with the V key deal 30 damage and have the same hitbox. When playing as Brigitte, pressing V will swing her main weapon instead.

Some melee attacks, however, are their own weapons: Reinhardt's hammer deals 75 damage, Torbjorn's hammer deals 55 damage, Brigitte's flail deals 35 damage, Winston's attacks during Primal Rage deal 40 damage, and Genji's Dragonblade deals 120 damage.

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    @ИвоНедев Which are also melee attacks and I decided to include for completion's sake, even if not explicitly mentioned in the question. Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 21:45
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    To confirm: if you hit the quick melee button as Reinhardt, that will still do 30 damage, even though you're technically hitting them with the hammer, correct?
    – DCShannon
    Commented Oct 18, 2016 at 16:49
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    @DCShannon I'm fairly sure Reinhardt has no quick melee. Same with all of the other melee weapons. Commented Oct 18, 2016 at 17:02
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    Looks like you're right. Reinhardt has no quick melee, and Torbjorn can't quick melee while his hammer is out: overwatch.wikia.com/wiki/Quick_Melee
    – DCShannon
    Commented Oct 18, 2016 at 17:26
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    Okay so little Torbjorn hits as hard as huge Reinhardt? That huge rocket propelled anvil thrown sideways with all of Reinhardt's strength doesn't do more damage than a utility hammer barely swung slightly forward by Torbjorn? LOL...the more you know... Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 20:08

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