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

(Jeff Kaplan) #101

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…


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…

Mercy can't possibly have been designed by someone who loves playing her
Let's talk - tanks
Basic decency regarding Mercy
Roadhog buffs coming. Reaper, anyone?
I'm gonna say it
Feels like the devs just ignores the Mercy situation
Does Blizzard Hate Tanks?
Why do you hate mercy and the player base
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Tank mains keep complaining and no response from devs
:broken_heart: Bastion ISN’T being forgotten, he’s being ignored
So Blizzard does hate Tank Players
Y'all are Right About Snipers
Blizzard hates tanks
Does Jeff still play OW?
Why do the Team only reply if you thank them, or related to boasting them in some way?
Why does Blizzard hate tank players?
Why does Blizz despise the main tank role?
Does Blizzard Hate Tanks?

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


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

Roadhog, maybe?

:broken_heart: Bastion ISN’T being forgotten, he’s being ignored
Roadhog's new animations..where are?

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


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

(Jeff Kaplan) #106

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.

What are they doing to roadhog?
:broken_heart: Bastion ISN’T being forgotten, he’s being ignored
Roadhog balance speculation?!?!?
After this ptr goes live
Roadhog hype again
New torb is just a better roadhog now
I’m terrified/ yet so excited to hear news that roadhog is FINALLY getting a true buff
:broken_heart: Bastion ISN’T being forgotten, he’s being ignored
Devs on Roadhog's buff
Is Roadhog getting something like Micro Missles?
So I’m confused
New Roadhog Animation
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Roadhog's new animations..where are?
Is Hog ever going to get his PTR
A fatal case of hero neglect
Why the tanks of this game are overpowered?
The realistic Roadhog buff
If new roadhog counters doomfist
When is the Roadhog new buff coming on ptr?
When will you admit that the nerf to roadhog's scrap gun was a mistake?

Awesome to hear, thanks for letting us know!


Doesn’t mean tanking isn’t tedious




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.


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


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



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

Great to hear Hog is getting buffs!


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.


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


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.




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


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