A new Roadhog ability is coming in Overwatch 2 Season 7 that might finally make the Tank a bit more balanced.
Overwatch 2 Season 7 started with a Sombra rework and is ending with a Roadhog rework. The developers confirmed the hero is receiving changes to his kit, including a new addition, in just one week. Although his overpowered Chain Hook will receive no updates, Roadhog's Take a Breather is in for a possible nerf.
Here's everything we know about the Roadhog rework coming to Overwatch 2.
Here's the Confirmed New Roadhog Ability Coming in Overwatch 2
Ahead of BlizzCon 2023, the Overwatch 2 developers confirmed a new Roadhog ability is coming in Season 7. Although they refused to give specific details, we know the ability will come alongside changes to Roadhog's current kit.
In a recent blog posted by Blizzard Entertainment, Aaron Keller, the Game Director of Overwatch 2, stated, "We're also going to be releasing an update to Roadhog this season, including a reworked primary fire, changes to Take a Breather, and adding an all-new ability!"
Unfortunately, those hoping to see the rework in the midseason patch will have to wait a bit longer. Due to "quite a few last-minute tweaks to the kit," the changes will not go live until Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023.
When Does Overwatch 2 Season 7 End?
According to the in-game Battle Pass timer, Overwatch 2 Season 7 ends on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2023. After a successful Halloween Terror Event, players are looking forward to the next major game update.
Meanwhile, the developers pledged to make even more changes based on community feedback. Beyond Roadhog's rework, they promised to revisit their competitive system and Battle Pass in the next season. Keller assured fans, "These are two of the top priorities for the Overwatch team."
Stay tuned for more updates as Overwatch 2 Season 7 concludes in the following weeks.