Overwatch‘s Roadhog will have his hook ability nerfed in the Public Test Realm very soon, according to the game’s principal designer Geoff Goodman.
On the shooter’s forum, Goodman details upcoming changes to Roadhog’s ability: “The hook victim will now move in to the position directly in front of Roadhog, rather than just a straight line towards him. There is a cap on how far ‘to the side’ you can be pulled, so you can’t just hook someone, spin 180, and dump someone off a cliff.”
Goodman goes on to describe how Roadhog can no longer hook someone who he can’t see, and a persistent line-of-sight check will cut the line between Roadhog and his victim if they drop out of sight mid-hook.
The changes are planned to go live in the PC PTR “very soon,” possibly even this week.
Goodman says elsewhere in the thread that he thinks Sombra “could use a bit of a boost,” suggesting she may get a buff in the near future.
Overwatch recently got a new map, called Oasis. It’s the first new content of 2017 for the hero shooter, but director Jeff Kaplan has promised many more updates for this year, including new heroes, maps, modes, and more.
Continued support is partly why we love Overwatch here at GameSpot–we awarded it our Game of the Year for 2016.