Some individuals’s Overwatch 2 queue instances are getting dangerous…actually dangerous. And it’s principally as a result of nobody desires to play assist, in line with a Blizzard discussion board put up 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 recreation: open queue, which helps you to keep a free group 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 enjoying DPS or tank, are sitting by 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. “Possibly then extra individuals could be prepared to strive the function.”
“There are many individuals who need to play assist (I’m one among them),” stated one other commenter within the Blizzard discussion board. “However whether or not or not it’s presently 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 group 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 presently lives beneath the sport’s recent battle go for most individuals—will assist even out assist queue instances. Extra probably, gamers will hold discovering issues to be aggravated about, and developer Activision Blizzard will hold union busting.