Some individuals’s Overwatch 2 queue instances are getting dangerous…actually dangerous. And it’s largely as a result of nobody desires to play assist, in response to a Blizzard discussion board submit with over 450 replies (and approximately the rest of the web).
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Overwatch 2 has two methods to face in line as you wait to be let right into a sport: open queue, which helps you to keep a free crew composition, like one which has two DPS and three tanks; and outlined position queue, which brand-new gamers have to 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, notably these enjoying DPS or tank, are sitting by way of 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 position. They’re uninterested in 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. “Possibly then extra individuals could be keen to strive the position.”
“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 the moment viable to play assist in pub matches with the sport’s present local weather is, I believe, the true subject.”
We’re feeling it too. “In my expertise with Overwatch 2—as somebody who largely performs assist for the XP enhance 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 all the crew in a nasty spot,” Kotaku staffer Zack Zwiezen wrote lately.
Some gamers hope that including new assist heroes, together with Kiriko—Overwatch 2’s new ninja healer, who at the moment lives beneath the sport’s recent battle go for most individuals—will assist even out assist queue instances. Extra doubtless, gamers will preserve discovering issues to be irritated about, and developer Activision Blizzard will preserve union busting.