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Overwatch 2: Roadhog gets a massive nerf

Published: 08:40, 25 January 2023
Updated: 08:41, 25 January 2023
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Overwatch - Roadhog - Bajie skin
Overwatch - Roadhog - Bajie

Blizzard appear to have had it with Roadhog deleting people from the map so they slapped him with a barrage of nerf bats.

Overwatch 2 has had its balancing issues right from the start and it remains to be seen whether they will persist through the more aggressive changes Blizzard has in store for its heroes.

Roadhog found himself in the crosshairs of the balancing team as it looks like he was one-shotting too many opponents all around.

Considering we are playing the game with just one tank and lack of protection from his hooks, it could be said that the big Australian's hooks became a bit too oppressive.

In any case, when Roadhog hooks a hero now, there is a high chance they can escape with their life due to reduced primary fire damage.

Scrap Gun

  • Damage per pellet reduced from 6.6 to 6
  • Recovery time reduced from 0.85 to 0.8 seconds
  • Reload time reduced from 2 to 1.75 seconds
  • Maximum ammo increased from 5 to 6

Chain Hook

  • Damage per pellet reduced from 6.6 to 6Recovery time reduced from 0.85 to 0.8 seconds
  • Reload time reduced from 2 to 1.75 seconds
  • Maximum ammo increased from 5 to 6

Blizzard A well-placed Biotic Grenade might save a teammate and cripple Roadhog in one fell swoop A well-placed Biotic Grenade might save a teammate and cripple Roadhog in one fell swoop

Players who get hooked will still be in a world of hurt but their healers might have a chance to save them. On the flip side, if Roadhog's team is coordinated, they are still highly likely to take the enemy out before they have time to react.

Overall, the changes translate to less solo carry potential and more reliance on teamplay.


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