Developer Update | Role Queue | Overwatch

Publicat pe 18 iul. 2019
Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan gives an in-depth look at the game’s newly overhauled matchmaking and queuing system, which allows players to select their role before the match even begins.
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ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood, Use of Tobacco, Violence.
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  • Role queue is AWFUL. It’s way too restricting. Let’s say I’m not doing great as a tank and I would feel more comfortable playing a healer... Well, too bad, I’m screwed and so is my team because we can’t swap mid-game. Or DPS isn’t getting kills or playing the proper heroes to counter the opposing team. No one else can switch to DPS and help put out damage. There have been many games where I’ve swapped off a tank or healer, to another DPS and it helped to have extra damage to push through the choke or cap the point. I also like to play different heroes depending on the map. That is out the window now. I get it that team comp is important and 2-2-2 can be a good strategy, but being forced into it and having no way out is an awful idea. I don’t understand who the target audience is for this...?The cons outweigh the pros by a lot. I’m really not a fan.

  • Honestly think the role que is so dumb, I have to load in a game for so long. And the tier list is also really dumb. Add back the normal comp que, it was better that way.

  • I'm a consol Player on xbox and i love the the new 222 role lock but since the it came out i feel like the aim assist is gone or something is wrong with the aim that i can't really descripe but many People had the same issue and it would be nice if you take a look at it. thx.

  • The role thing sucks

  • THIS IS HORRIBLE! Get rid of role queue and let us pick the character we want like it used to be! I mainly play competitive but play the other modes as well and have NEVER felt pressure to pick a character! Overwatch is/was my favorite game but if you don't get rid of role queue I WON'T be playing this game as much! ROLE QUEUE is not as fun do away with it!

  • Can you please fix the overextending problem

  • Absolutely hate this new role queue, imposible to recalibrate team, either you have a working team ( or better working team tan the other) and win, or thats it, you cant recalibrate team. hate it

  • Best thing that's ever happened to OW

  • honestly... that sounds rly cool!

  • last season I ended up 2226 highest sr 2689 and this season I I had 5/5 as a DPS at 2090 WTF? Tank 4/5 win placed at 2108 again wtf? And support my main role 4/5 placed at 2200 seriously what is this? Winning most of the games and again I gad lower rank than previous season overall and in each role. I really want to buy a new account in order to have my MMR and SR reset for REAL. Right now there is no reason for placements every season because they are not placement matches. Blizzard you really need to fix this, because it destroys the game experience. I won’t buy a new account because I have all the skins and levels, but I am not even trying to win for real, competitive is QP with a badge so I will just have fun.

  • I think if I make it 4-2 class optional 4 between damage and tank. class 2 support. Even the search will be faster.

  • I don’t like this. The main problem is that you are not aware of the map that you are queuing for. For example, I do really well as widowmaker on Hanamura. However, if I’m playing on Ilios, I do really well as Orisa. If I could see the map I was queuing for, it would be more beneficial for my team. Oh, and before someone says “just play quickplay classic lmao”, arcade sucks. You get less exp (which is good for blizzard cause you get less lootboxes) and you can’t earn trophies/achievements. And arcade is a bigger sweat fest than comp when an event is going on.

    • Why play overwatch for achievements?

  • you explain thing so eloquently jeff

  • love this so much ITS THE NEW OVERWATCH

  • It only took 3 years for role queue

  • Thank you for the info Jeff! :D

  • I love this idea just not for quickplay, quickplay is just a place to relax and have fun, why do you want this for quick play?. I LOVE overwatch but this has completely ruined it. I am so disappointed 😣

    • @JP MUSIK I hope that it isn't limited, for competitive this is brilliant I just don't know how I feel about quickplay but we'll see. I just hope you can play classic quickplay whenever, if not then it might ruin it for me 😕

    • @Bethany Edwards To me it sounds like its permanent and I hope its the case. I don't see how classic overwatch in the arcade would be limited

    • @JP MUSIK but that's going to be in the arcade and how many times will it be available? Once a week ?

    • QUICK PLAY CLASSIC!!!!!! WHY DOES EVERYONE FORGET THIS

  • Can you guys please nerf Baptiste immortality field? It's like another man on the field. It's op when there's so many shielded tanks. Esp with the ult nerf, Baptiste needs to be looked at. Some DPS players waste their ults going against Baptiste. It's really not fair.

  • MAKE COMPETITIVE CLASSIC ALSO PLEASE

  • A truly nightmare with no creativity and no flexibility in the game You killed Overwatch with this role queue

  • I really hate the fact that I can’t change my hero I main tank and heals so I like to alternate especially if I know I could be a better tank than someone else or maybe better heals and we could switch. Personally I don’t like the update. It makes me want to delete the game because it’s not fun anymore.

  • You guys ruined AI mode with 2 2 2

    • @Anthony Millan Jr no problem

    • @JP MUSIK You've taken my worries away....for now, I really hope you're right. I don't know where to keep up to date with these things, reddit has way too much content to search through. Either way thanks for giving me the time of day and giving me back my optimism!! 🌺🌸🌺 And sorry for being rude to you, I was so frustrated, I shouldn't have been so rude.

    • @Anthony Millan Jr That's the bug I'm talking about. It happened to me in QP with characters being grayed out Its not intended and blizzard is working on fixing the problem

    • @JP MUSIK First of all let's establish that I'm playing on PS4. Not sure if this is native to that or if it's across all platforms. Second, 2 2 2 for AI is not like the comp one. Test it for yourself. Load into a game, and the minute any 2 characters from a select role get picked, the rest of the characters get greyed out. If they were gonna do this they may as well have let us pick our role before the match starts instead of having to insta lock a role not knowing or being considerate to what others actually want to play. The thing that made AI fun before was the flexibility with picks, as the bots are already broken as it stands. I just want them to change this and i don't know where to voice my concern other than their video here. It's very frustrating and honestly kills 80 percent of this game for me overnight.

    • @Anthony Millan Jr U must've had a bug cuz role queue isn't supposed to be on ai mode

  • Overwatch dying: Blizzard: It's time to give them what they've been asking for for three years.

  • This is literally only good for competitive where team composition actually matters

  • I absolutely detest the role lock, you are forced to only play 1/3 the game then what happens when a person leaves the game? You then lost a whole critical role that can NOT be replaced

    • That's a community problem bud. This just further indicates that the community is the ones killing overwatch

  • Quit playing because the comp balance was always 20/80 just like at 8:08 and I do like to win every once in awhile. Sad that it took how many years to implement a feature that should have been with launch? I am downloading right now to see if it has any improvement, keeping my fingers crossed.

  • This it Job jeff from the overwatch team an today We gonna tolk about we don’t manar you in overwatch

  • Okay this was what in has been working on for a year

  • Bruh. Why would you add this for quick play

  • This is the kind of change that is making me redownload the game. You guys really went out on a limb with this one and it is so highly appreciated, at least in my eyes.

  • Jeff: "Sit down you little sh*ts, it's time for a Shakespeare lesson."

  • This really sucks. As a major flex main I can play most heroes on dps and support hugely depending on the map. This ruins it completely. I think I’m done playing Overwatch.

  • Isn't overwatch dead? Season 17? Lmfao, played overwatch back in season 4 then dropped this dumb game.

    • No one cares about ur opinion

  • I freaking LOVE this! Being a support and tank main, it has been so frustrating to watch the rest of the team pick dps and then lose a match as a result!!

    • Yes! A guaranteed THREE other actual teammates per game is heavenly.

  • this should have been in the game since release.

  • Good. Every time I play, everyone flocks to Bastion, Hanzo, Soldier 76, Reaper, and Junkrat. Nobody wants to be the tank or support, which means I’m stuck with being either Moira or Orisa

  • Ha..well stop making qp and arcade reflect what you place in comp..its the other stupid thing with comp..if you get lucky and wi. 4 put of five and you shouldnt be that high you'll drop..I cant learn characters or try new things out because mmr reflects how I place in comp

  • We have entered the Renaissance!

  • This is like when they introduced Standard in HS.

  • Role lock will kill the game.

  • loved this new feature, it makes the game much more fun and competitive

  • I don't like this new update

  • Pls not in quick play in quick play we want to play what hero we want

    • U still can. I believe ur misunderstanding role lock and role queue. Role lock is the quick play bug that happened when the game updated where after 2 of one role was picked, it became disabled. Role queue allows u to pick the role you want to play and pick only the heroes in that role

  • oh god plz get rid of this, 2-2-2 is not the best is every situation, c'mon maaan

  • He said "we believe that role que will make the game better" news flash it doesn't 🙃

    • @Young Victor naw I play console it's bad

    • @That Dude if you truly played those classes you would know how great this update is

    • @JP MUSIK I am 🙂

    • @Young Victor 😂 naw I play tank and healer because I like helping my team ... It's bad when you join a match and you can automatically tell if it's going to be a good or bad game... And I was excited for this update now I am not 🙃

  • Idk why it has to be for quick play. I love it in comp but in quick play you don't need it.

  • Only thing left now is the leavers When someone leaves the match it should cancel even if it’s middle game other players shouldn’t suffer because of one person

    • Jotaro Kujo no cuz when your are going to lose and your duo q’ing your friend on his smurf can leave the game So then you can doge Every lost game

  • this just makes it less fun.

  • I'm not being asked to pick a role in Quick play... that's a problem. I'm just being shoved into a field and I hate it.

    • There's a bug in the role queue system for qp. Once 2 people choose a role, the entire role is blocked out. Pretty sure that's what happened to you

  • It is gooooood compatitive now pleaaase keep it now i can play alone

  • I am High Master/GM player. When i take placement matches in role queue, Will the system take standpoint in that i was Master/GM in the old system?

  • Overwatch is in my top 5 best games and I have been excited for this update when it got announced

  • wtf is this role lock dogshit

  • I couldn't be happier about this. this is great

  • not sure if it will stop toxcicity but at least i can play my hero anytime i want :D

    • Toxicity is a community problem. A gaming company can't fix the actions of players that simply

  • If sym can tp out of grav why can't sombra translocate out of grav?

  • 222 you’ll never fix offensive healers , let’s hope some people that like to attack rather than he’ll learn that their healer now that this patch is coming out otherwise kiss your teams goodbye while they have 30 to 40 kills as a healer and you lose

  • this is actually lit asf

  • Role queue honestly sounds great too me

  • I think this is a bad idea, what if you need to switch to another dps because the enemy team are really good at defense but horrible at offense? Am I just limited to Roadhog?

    • @Burgerking Myers you make no sense man

    • @Burgerking Myers Every overwatch team needs a tank, healer, and dps.

    • @JP MUSIK It also forces you into a role whether your teams needs it or not.

    • @Burgerking Myers why should tanks and support be good at dps now. Your team should be playing as the role they chose. This system is suppose to allow to pick the character u want to choose not to be forced to play someone that won't benefit the team

  • im actually excited for role queue, no more solo healing lmao

  • Can’t wait for today five hours left rn

  • "There's a lot going on here". No there isn't. You're just forcing the meta on everyone who doesn't play arcade. And comparing Shakespearean sonnets with creativity within a video game team composition? You're literally dumbing the game down and forcing characters further into their "designated roles". How is this comparable to Shakespear? Your argument is detrimental.

  • *Overwhelmed flex player noises*

  • Yeet

  • So basicially it's a good move, but I think 1) to late and 2) giving power to trolls. Can't wait to have a Moira as "Support" only throwing dmg balls :)

  • Jeff please bring back skins like pink mercy I die everyday a little inside bc I missed the event for skin please give new players a chance Ik this isn’t relevant to the topic but I’m speaking for all the mercy mains out here that didn’t get a chance

  • There's to much pressure for your dumb brains to choose from the selection of characters. So instead of multiple characters we've narrowed it down to 3 choices!

  • i've had a few too many games where i've had to switch up mid match and take over someone else's role while leaving us without a tank or support because people simply cannot do their job the way they THINK they can and then allowing us to advance or defend better and then getting bashed on while everyone else thinks "it was me that won it for us"...

  • Just imagine the salt for dps genji mains who queue up for 10 minutes to find a game only to loose. Thank god I know how to play tank and support.

  • I want this change on xbox right now!

  • Does this work with squads ?

  • Nicely said, i can't wait for this update!

  • That's great news

  • Then is it weird that I kinda of want a classic competitive too? I like the idea of choosing to play with other Flexers. I like the idea of a mid competitive game, our whole team having fun being creative with set ups

  • How come i dont have sigma and role queue

  • I WONT STOP ASKING TILL IT HAPPENS! MERCY BUFF!!!

  • MERCY BUFFS! MERCY BUFFS!

  • Y'know.. I feel like people won't pick healer anymore atleast for PS4, everyone I play with is only dps and tank so.. yea..

  • i just think u should do a opition to players can go to other servers like.. a brazilian player in a american server and this kind of thing