Ebene Magazine – Tanks are getting some big changes in Overwatch 2

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Ebene Magazine - Tanks are getting some big changes in Overwatch 2

Of course, I’m excited that Overwatch 2 has some new hero looks inspired by « tech clothes » and « tech fabrics, » like Cowboy McCree, whose serape is now waterproof. But what really interests me is Blizzard’s plans to shake up the tank role in PvP by turning it from powerful damage sponges into aggressive thugs.

In their behind-the-scenes presentation at BlizzConline, Blizzard discussed how they did in Overwatch 2 « Completely change the role of armor » and « try to make them more toe-beating and fewer characters who just step back » and protect other people.

Blizzard turned to the hammer-wielding Reinhardt as a great example of how they dealt with They’ve given him two charges of fire strikes, which allow him to throw noxious fireballs far more frequently. Also, his charge is easier to direct and can be canceled during animation. Your hope is that he will « unleash his entire arsenal more often can be more than just the guy with the sign.

Role passives are also something Blizzard is experimenting with t. For example, tanks have increased recoil reduction, and enemies build their ultimate charge a little slower when dealing damage to them. I suppose it makes roles even clearer, but they sound so subtle that it’s hard to get excited about.

The idea that Reinhardt’s Charge feels less like driving a cruise ship, but more like one Fishing vessel, but speaks to me very much. And canceling the animation is a cool change too, as it removes the overwhelming risk that the load button press is currently showing up. Eventually I was able to break free of the shackles of being my team’s shield bot and dive into battle without fear of falling headlong into death’s clutches or leaving my team completely open.

Game master Jeff Kaplan makes it clear that these changes may not be released, but they try to embrace the instinct we have as players. If we want to play a « big, stocky character who looks aggressive, » he should feel aggressive. Listen, listen to Jeff.

Ed Thorn

Senior writer

Ed loves melting chocolate pudding and games in the middle.

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