The long-awaited rework of Roadhog in Overwatch 2 goes live tomorrow and as Blizzard releases details on the tank hero’s changes, it appears the developers have given him back his divisive one-shot combo.
Overwatch 2 Lead hero designer Alec Dawson spoke to content creators on Twitch today to reveal some details about the Roadhog rework his team has been working on. And to help the Australian tank maintain its identity, the developers are restoring Roadhog’s ability to one-shot enemies – with one small change.
Roadhog’s new ability, Pig Pen, is a deployable trap that deals damage to enemies within an area when triggered. It also continues to slow down and also deals damage over time to enemies within a certain area.
While it may not be as easy for players to chain hook and kill enemies with a single shotgun shot, this new ability can be used in ways that allow Roadhog players to perform various one-shot tricks, such as for example, dragging an enemy through the pigsty with a single shot chain hooks and laying out traps for them to chain enemies once they have triggered that trap.
The rework won’t necessarily make it easier for players to perform a simple one-shot Chain Hook and Scrap Gun combo. But by adding an additional way to deal extra damage, Roadhog’s key players could get back to carrying the team on their backs the way they loved it before it was brought to its knees earlier this year.
Luckily for those who loathed Roadhog’s one-shot power, Pig Pen can be played around and has its own cooldown. The deployable trap is just like Junkrat’s trap and can be destroyed, so Roadhog players will need to be careful when and where they place their traps if they want to pull off these meaty one-shots.