Roadhog has recently gone through some tweaks to balance out his grappling hook which many found overpowered. Now he is getting more tweaks in the latest push to the Overwatch PTR server.
Along with Roadhog, everyone’s favourite hero gorilla is getting a slight tweak too.
Principal Designer Geoff Goodman detailed the tweaks on the official Overwatch forums.
- Scrap Gun
- Spread decreased by 20%
- Chain Hook
- Targets are now pulled to a location 3.5 meters away, up from 2 meters.
- Cooldown increased from 6 to 8
- Critical hit volume reduced by 15%
Goodman goes on to explain the objective of the two character tweaks:
The Roadhog changes overall reduce the power of his hook a bit, but his gun is now more effective when not using the hook.
Winston’s head hit volume was just abnormally big, making him take more damage than he otherwise should. This change brings it more in line with other heroes.
For those playing on PC and are using the PTR these changes are available now in build 188.8.131.52.34524.
Overwatch is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.