Overwatch 2 Followers Are Struggling As No One Needs To Play Assist

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Overwatch character Mercy reaches out over a long line of people.

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Some individuals’s Overwatch 2 queue instances are getting unhealthy…actually unhealthy. And it’s principally as a result of nobody needs to play assist, according to a Blizzard forum post with over 450 replies (and approximately the rest of the internet).

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Overwatch 2 has two methods to face in line as you wait to be let right into a recreation: open queue, which helps you to preserve a free workforce composition, like one which has two DPS and three tanks; and outlined function queue, which brand-new gamers must unlock by finishing 5 open-queue video games. It appears open-queue gamers are discovering themselves caught in messy matches with no support, and disgruntled role-queue gamers, significantly these taking part in DPS or tank, are sitting via lengthy queue instances ready for healers to drift down on a ray of sunshine.

However assist gamers have good causes to keep away from the function. They’re bored with being blamed for their teammates’ inattentiveness.

“The gamers can begin by not taking out their life issues on assist characters,” a Blizzard discussion board person wrote. “Perhaps then extra individuals could be keen to strive the function.”

“There are many individuals who need to play assist (I’m one in all them),” stated one other commenter within the Blizzard discussion board. “However whether or not or not it’s at present viable to play assist in pub matches with the sport’s present local weather is, I believe, the actual concern.”

We’re feeling it too. “In my expertise with Overwatch 2—as somebody who principally performs assist for the XP increase and quick matchmaking—I’ve skilled Winstons and Reapers zooming previous me and the opposite assist participant, solely to wind up lifeless moments later, placing your entire workforce in a nasty spot,” Kotaku staffer Zack Zwiezen wrote recently.

Some gamers hope that including new assist heroes, together with Kiriko—Overwatch 2’s new ninja healer, who at present lives beneath the game’s fresh battle pass for most individuals—will assist even out assist queue instances. Extra probably, gamers will hold discovering issues to be irritated about, and developer Activision Blizzard will keep union busting.


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