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Blizzard grow Overwatch’s roster with two new crazy heroes

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I’m stupidly excited for Overwatch. I thought the beta would’ve been out by now, but hey, this is Blizzard we are talking about, and nobody knows what their timetable looks like. Heck, I thought balancing and such was taking place, making the game ready for early public access. That doesn’t seem to the case, or the focus at least, because instead of entering beta, Overwatch’s roster has grown by two new characters instead!


Forgive my MOBA references – it is all I know ok? Roadhog is essentially Pudge from Dota 2, or Stitches from Heroes of the Storm… with a gun. That’s right, he has a hook and everything! His gun isn’t just any old weapon either – it strongly reminds me of the flak cannon from the Unreal franchise, which instantly makes him awesome!

After taking part in a violent anti-omnic rebellion that led to nuclear disaster, the man once known as Mako Rutledge watched the Australian Outback become a wasteland. Adapting to his new environment, he donned a mask and took to the broken highways on his ramshackle chopper—and the ruthless killer known as Roadhog was born.

Scrap Gun

Roadhog’s Scrap Gun fires short-range blasts of shrapnel with a wide spread. Alternatively, it can launch a shrapnel ball that detonates farther away, scattering metal fragments from the point of impact.

Take a Breather

Roadhog restores a chunk of his health over a brief period of time.

Chain Hook

Roadhog hurls his chain at a target; if it catches, he yanks them into close range.

Whole Hog (ultimate ability)

After cramming a top-loader onto his Scrap Gun, Roadhog pours in ammo. For a short time, he can crank out a stream of shrapnel that knocks back enemies.



If I can liken Junkrat to anything, he looks like the lovechild of Techies from Dota 2, and The Joker from the Arkham game’s. He has bombs, a crazy personality, and more bombs! Check it out…

Junkrat is an explosives-obsessed freak who lives to cause chaos and destruction. A former member of a group of anarchistic scavengers known as the Junkers, he’s now embarked upon an international crime spree with Roadhog, leaving nothing but havoc and bedlam in his wake.

Frag Launcher

Junkrat’s Frag Launcher lobs grenades a significant distance. They bounce to reach their destination, and blow up when they strike an enemy.

Concussion Mine

After placing one of his homemade Concussion Mines, Junkrat can trigger it to damage enemies and send them flying… or propel himself through the air.

Steel Trap

Junkrat tosses out a giant, metal-toothed trap. Should an enemy wander too close to the trap, it clamps on, injuring and immobilizing them.

Total Mayhem (passive)

Junkrat’s deranged sense of humor persists past his death. If killed, he drops several live grenades.

Rip-tire (ultimate ability)

Junkrat revs up a motorized tire bomb and sends it rolling across the battlefield, climbing over walls and obstacles. He can remotely detonate the RIP-Tire to deal serious damage to enemies caught in the blast, or just wait for it to explode on its own.


These two look like they’ve been ripped straight out of the Mad Max universe. Is that a bad thing? Hell no, they both look like a ton of fun to play!

Now if Blizzard could stop swelling their roster and just put Overwatch into beta status, I would be so happy. What about you, are you looking forward to this shooter?

Last Updated: September 25, 2015


  1. The roster grown while my game time doesn’t. Is it seriously that hard to get into the damned beta? Also roadhog really does look like pudge holy shit!


  2. Grand Admiral Chief

    September 25, 2015 at 09:06

    Roadhog looks kinda like Pudge, which means MEHBA-MATTY will pick him frequently!


    • hairyknees

      September 25, 2015 at 09:07



      • Grand Admiral Chief

        September 25, 2015 at 09:08

        Absolutely you are MEHBA-MATTY or absolutely you will pick him frequently?

        [Rhetorical question]


    • HairyEwok

      September 25, 2015 at 09:09

      I wonder if Blizzard will get any “flak” from dota 2 fans.


      • Grand Admiral Chief

        September 25, 2015 at 09:09



      • Commander JJ of the Normandy

        September 25, 2015 at 09:10

        You went there! 😀


      • Dark

        September 25, 2015 at 09:57

        Stitches was Blizzard right.


        • HairyEwok

          September 25, 2015 at 10:10

          Tell that to the Dota 2 fans. Remember there’s a whole heap of people who never played WC and just jumped on the dota train.


  3. Grand Admiral Chief

    September 25, 2015 at 09:14

    That rip-tire is awesome!


  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 25, 2015 at 09:39

    What is this game? MOBAwatch? More like NOBAwatch! 😛


    • Commander JJ of the Normandy

      September 25, 2015 at 09:51



  5. Heckers

    September 25, 2015 at 12:04

    This looks like a lot of fun, reminds me of TF2 and that Junkrat seems similar to the Demoman from TF2


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