Overwatch” hero Roadhog has gone through a recent nerf which has hurt his position in the meta. The hero could easily one-shot enemies in the past by simply hooking characters out of place. This kept squishy characters like Mercy, Zenyatta, McCree, Soldier76, and other 200 health heroes on their toes as one wrong move could easily lead to a hook and kill combo.

Following the latest nerf, Roadhog can no longer one-shot 200 health heroes in exchange for a faster fire rate and bigger clip. However, it’s quite evident that he is no longer the same old popular pick he once was during competitive matches.

With this in mind, Blizzard has commented on the issue and plans to do something about his latest changes.

Blizzard on Roadhog

Speaking on the “Overwatch” official forums, principal designer Geoff Goodman shared some good news for those who miss the old hog. Blizzard is supposedly doing some internal testing for the hero wherein they are making some changes towards his defense instead of offensive capabilities. He added that while his hook combo is weaker, Roadhog still has the capacity to deal plenty of damage as he is. However, Goodman claimed that the hero needs some survivability to be in a better place in the game.

Roadhog is the only tank hero without any initial shields or armor but makes up for it with his self-healing ability.

Despite this, the current meta is a bit too fast paced for Roadhog to take a few seconds to heal. Instead of regaining back all that lost health, the hero is a sitting duck and open for free hits against heroes like Tracer or Doomfist.

Possible Outcomes

Seeing as how Roadhog only relies on his health, there could be a chance that Blizzard might finally give the hero with some much-needed armor.

This could make him fit the “Overwatch” tank class as he would be able to absorb more damage for his team while acting as a good distraction against enemies.

Judging from Goodman’s words, it doesn’t seem like they have any plans of bringing back “one hook, one kill” Roadhog in the long run. Players will have to use a different method to score those “easy” kills from now on.

However, this doesn’t make him a bad hero as he still has plenty of firepower as compared to his fellow tank members in “Overwatch.”

For now, fans will just have to wait for further news regarding what Blizzard plans to for the hero. Those who want to play “Overwatch” can get a copy for the PC, PS4, or Xbox One.