(EDIT: i dont actually think they hate tank players)

I understand that you’re having some frustration with something. But saying we hate tanks is a bit hyperbolic. We love this game and pour everything we have into it. For example, these are my top tank heroes played with hours listed…

https://imgur.com/ugrtcF4

We play and love all of the roles and all of the heroes. A more helpful discussion would focus on what you like and don’t like about playing different heroes or roles and less about making assumptions about the people who make the game and are here as your allies to make OW better. We’re in it together…

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Of all the threads you could grace with a reply, it’s this one?

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Thanks for the input Jeff, are there any planned changes for any tank heroes coming down the line?

Roadhog, maybe?

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Looking good, Boss. :jack_o_lantern: Ready for Halloween.

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This is why the devs don’t post here that often anymore.

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Yes, Roadhog changes were intended for this round of PTR but required animation so they’ve been delayed a bit. He’s not getting a “rework”… just some tuning/balancing. Will take a bit more time then the recent PTR changes that went up, however.

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Awesome to hear, thanks for letting us know!

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Doesn’t mean tanking isn’t tedious

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BUNKER COMP MAY BE MAKING A COMEBACK!

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Right now, people don’t play tanks as anchors. They play them as damage-dealers with more health. Changes to existing heroes have made a lot of the tanks vulnerable to barrier damage and crowd control. They need to be more capable of withstanding burst damage and crowd control.

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Hi Jeff,

Are there any planned changes down the line for Reaper?

Thanks for all the hard work you put in, and hopefully the community doesn’t bum you out too much

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tanking in solo Q and in 3-6 stacks is difrent game entirely

in solo i can see its hard to play tanks if your team are just doing their own things

but in 3-6 stacks playing tanks actually enjoyable, your support keep healing you, ure dps also got your back

tanks only good as his team allowed him be

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Thanks!

Also, if you have time fight now, do you have any new on Bastion?

Great to hear Hog is getting buffs!

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More and more new and reworked heroes are becoming tank busters, with high damage outputs or highly disruptive abilities. I think the complaint is that what a tank has to do right now, to be of value, is soak up abilities from the enemy team rather than aim to survive.

I get the damage soaking, but… Have you guys considered a cleanse-style hero that can aid against some of this barrage? Something that can be conducive to teamwork and help tanks feel a little more at ease with the recent balance changes.

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A tank that provides team buffs rather than a physical barrier, a buff akin to Orisa’s fortify maybe?

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We just need a variety of new and varied supports to open up the viable comps.

There are too many problems with those ideas. They can enable other heroes too much and toning the down just make sure them bad.

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Worth.

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When is d.va gonna get her health tuned? Her survivability is in a horrible state.

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I don’t think making Rein or Orisa into dive tanks would be good for the game.

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