Overwatch 2 lead hero designer Alec Dawson joined a pair of content material creators and their followers to debate the upcoming Roadhog rework at present, Nov. 13. And when speaking about experimentation for the tank’s new capacity, one concept that was left on the reducing room ground left everybody laughing.
Whereas Roadhog’s new capacity, Pig Pen, is a deployable entice that does a mixture of injury and crowd management, it will also be used to assist execute a possible one-shot combo, as soon as once more returning that highly effective side to Roadhog’s equipment.
However, in line with Dawson, there have been quite a few different concepts that his group examined out, together with one thing much like a hysterically foolish fan-theorized capacity Dawson known as “Butt Slam.”
“We went actually extensive early on,” Dawson stated. “We did even, I believe there have been a variety of theories about ‘Butt Slam’ and issues like that, we truly did one thing the place Roadhog was leaping into the air and slamming down. It felt somewhat odd total to how he was enjoying and added complexity to his equipment.”
The thought is that, given his dimension, if Roadhog have been to leap within the air aggressively, akin to the Floor Pound capacity the Nintendo’s Tremendous Mario character is thought for, he would in all probability disrupt these round him and generate some type of crowd management impact.
In the long run, the group took the method of attempting to think about how Roadhog gamers get pleasure from enjoying the hero and what the group might do to reinforce that have, which led to the inclusion of Pig Pen, and the re-establishment of one-shot potential for the hero. On condition that the upcoming new hero Mauga’s capacity Overrun has an identical crowd-controlling stomp to it, it is sensible that the group would attempt to give Roadhog one thing somewhat bit completely different to boost his equipment.
Roadhog’s rework is about to go reside in Overwatch 2 tomorrow, Nov. 14.