After months of waiting, Blizzard Entertainment has revealed the rework of Roadhog in Overwatch 2. The tank hero has been quite underused, especially with options like Sigma and Reinhardt proving to be better, not considering the new entry Mauga.
The hotfix, available today, effectively removes the Scrap Gun’s alternate fire and adds a new ability: Pig Pen. Similar to Junkrat’s trap, it can be deployed in an area to deal 60 damage when activated and 30 damage over three seconds. Enemies are slowed by 40% when active and do not need to be directly over the trap for it to activate.
As for Take a Breather, it is now on its secondary fire and has a resource meter that takes 12 seconds to fill. It also has a one-second cooldown, allowing for more strategic use (although the damage reduction is now 30% while active). Finally, the Scrap Gun combines primary and alternate fire, with four larger rounds of shrapnel surrounding a projectile distributed with each shot.