Jeff Kaplan admitted indirectly that it’s disadvantageous to have an off tank as a solo tank (because they don’t have a barrier), but is it ok to have a duo of them in 222 then?
If they would have to rework Off-Tanks (because they don’t have a team mitigation ability enough) to be less dependent on a second tank to improve their viability, why wouldn’t they do it now that we have 222?
Why leave dependent tank options just to people to complain when they are used as duos?
If mitigating less, but offering more damage is “the thing with Off-Tanks” either bring the problematic barrier tanks’ value down, so off-tanks can compete with them, or bring off-tank value up in the mitigation aspect, so they can be played in duo in a competitive way!
Address them now! Not in solo tank queue.
It’s not like Hog and D.va aren’t exactly good when they go solo, but it’s just that with the current damage output of the game you can sometimes die during your Hook animation even if you grab nothing and it doesn’t really seem like they’re ready to address the damage creep that has happened in the game or they’ll do that after they’ll bring down supports and main tanks. Barrier just happens to be a pre-requisite for proper survivability ATM