[MEGATHREAD] Fix Roadhog's Hook! (5 Cases, 18 Video Examples)

I just wanna talk a little about Roadhog’s Hook ability on how it’s functioning currently and how frustrating it is to use.

First off all, I would like to say that, Hook is currently one of the most bugged ability in the game as it’s suffering from some long time common issues that haven’t been fixed yet.

The most common one is that the hook automatically breaks when a hero uses his/her mobility ability even though the hook was connected on his/her and the hero was clearly not behind a wall or any other object.

Some cases I wanna share with you guys that always happen in a match,

CASE 1(Hook getting disconnected after a mobility ability is used)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zvqD_P1QxQ
    (Hook breaks after Tracer uses her Blink)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCYbuv1jsjs
    (Same as above)

CASE 2(Hook breaks when a hero is in mid-air or jumping)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UjVbi2DE3I
    (Hook breaks after pharah is hooked in mid-air)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KQyqhW-cJs
    (Hook breaks during hooking a jumping Tracer)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVYN8oIL0Z0
    (Another Pharah example)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79ceQ_BPKe0
    (Hook breaks when Mercy jumps)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71JKcgA5Bp4
    (Hook breaks when Lucio is wallriding)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5NZKTwPXZc
    (Hook’s LOS breaks when Zenyatta is hooked)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItC-VTrJ7S0
    (Hook disconnects from jumping Ana)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FVlWUDBKyc
    (Hook breaks when Sombra is hooked)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2bcKwde7hg
    (Hooks breaks when Mercy is hooked)

CASE 3(Hook not pulling the target infront of Roadhog)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXd6PHp_UYc

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY0YrkrAgU0
    (Just watch the clips and this happens all of the time)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKWVRWLEdvk
    (Hook attatches on the training bot but the bot doesn’t gets pulled towards Hog)

CASE 4(Hook’s impact not being registered)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8qFU7pGoDw
    (Hook passes through Genji)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1KPXxVuZG0
    (Hook passes through Zenyatta)

CASE 5(Hook switches between targets on it’s own)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6-u9zBYcWw

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2LQwoUHo68

Note: In both of these clips above, the hook clearly connects to Junkrat but surprisingly disconnects from him and then reconnects to his trap. I’m pretty sure that this is not Trap related bug only since yesterday I played a match in which I hooked D.Va but the hook got disconnected from her and got reconnected to Hammond, who was standing right next to her.

Some Map related bugs

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtGEaTSD6wU
    (Hook pulling the target through the bridge’s pillar on first point of Rialto map)

Note: I clearly doubt that this one is fixed but I’m completely not sure about it. So it would be nice to let me know if it is or not.


Now with the original post out of the way, here are some threads made by other players who also are complaining about Roadhog (This Section will keep getiting be updated)


Another one made by my friend SneakyVortex


On 23 July 2018, Dr Riku (Top 500 Roadhog Main) made an interesting video sharing his thoughts on current Roadhog,

You can also refer and reply on our friend Mudkip’s thread, who came up on the forums to share Dr.Riku’s clip, so original credit goes to him/her.

The point of the making this thread with sharing all the clips above is to show that these bugs are still existing in the game and immediately needs to be fixed as soon as possible, since they’re preventing the ability from working as intended.
"Blizzard I’m kindly requesting you to PLZ take notice of this."


As a Zen, I have no problem getting out of your hooks. That doesn’t mean it’s broken


As a Roadhog, I have problem when I hook your slow moving body and the hook breaks when there’s no wall or object to break it’s LOS. That tells that it’s broken


Yea, his hook is pretty busted right now. I feel bad for all the Roadhog mains out there who hit a nice hook only for it to be snapped off for no reason.


I’ve stopped playing Roadhog because of it at this point.

Too many hooks break, and too many successful hook targets end up on top of my head or BEHIND ME to even use it properly.

I don’t know how they managed to make him feel worse than when they initially nerfed his damage, but he really does.

Edit; I was a Roadhog main from season 1-3, then 5-current just an fyi


I main Roadhog and I tell you what this season has been the most frustrating ever and this bug happens almost every match. I’ve had good clean hooks that just break for no reason or they get pulled behind me. The fact that this bug is more consistent than Roadhog him-self is so frustrating and tilting. It baffles me that the devs say he is in a good spot.


In one match, I hooked Dva but the hook automatically got reconnected to hammond :laughing:


I’ve given up on hooking Genji or Pharah. They, 95% of the time, end up behind or on top of me when I do and it just gets me killed.


Tracer is far more annoying to deal with when you see how she gets out of your hooks.


At least when you do land a hook on her, and it doesn’t break/she just blinks out of it, you can consistently kill her.

Genji and Pharah get hooked, and then kill you instead.


I find it annoying that Genji dash really bugs the hook . Every time I hook a Lucio their on top of me or behind me. Phara like a 50-50. Thats if your able to land the hook.

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It’s just ridiculous at this point. Hog was one of the 4 heroes that made me fall in love with this game during the beta, and now he’s one of the 3 heroes that make me never want to play it again.


he’ll still powerful but the will be much more reliable when his hook gets fixed properly.

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I’m still going to play him because he my fav and I love post apocalyptic themed characters. I also find it frustrating that people think he op. I don’t think they realize how much crap he has to go through just to do his role.

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That and maybe a more fixed rng spread on his scrap gun to help with consistency more.


I still love him, but until he’s at least consistent I can’t get the thought that I wasted my comp points on his golden gun out of my head.

He’s getting to the point where my love of his design ends and my frustrations with the bugs and him feeling like a chore to play begins.


The rng spread part is what people complained about him and why he got nerfed :laughing:

Booooooooost, keep up the good work blizz, here’s some more help from the community <3

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Actually it was more the damage than the Rng that’s why they nerfed his damage by 30%


Oh yeah!
I forgot that

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