Developer Update | Role Queue | Overwatch

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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  • Reaper need another buff

    clearable autoclearable autoSaatler önce
  • Role queue sucks

    Edo .ArmEdo .Arm5 saatler önce
  • Quick Play Classic? sign me up. I never played competitive anyway because I suck.

    Jack MamaJack Mama14 saatler önce
  • This is a bad idea. Role queue is broken

    Costas IeroCostas Iero21 saatler önce
  • And......I hate it. Drop so much rank because of this. Just because I can't switch roles mid match. 2+2+2 system lock is doesn't work in some maps. It sucks. Also the long wait for dps is ridiculous.

    Joey X SmithJoey X Smith21 saatler önce
  • New system is bad. When you back old system in game?

    Nikita SuslovNikita Suslov22 saatler önce
  • Like the role queue but really dont like the 3 skill ratings

    Im xRebirthhIm xRebirthhGün önce
  • wasnt role queue coming for quickplay as well?

    El KhanEl KhanGün önce
  • Why on earth do you only gain 20-30 sr in a win but lose 100

    BkingsterBkingsterGün önce
  • Un jeu d'équipe qui prône la flexibilité en te bloquant dans un rôle 🙄🙄🙄avec le 222

    Akuma HijikataAkuma HijikataGün önce
  • nothing is going to work when players have IQs of a lawnchair

    Manhattan IslandManhattan IslandGün önce
  • wow, I left OW last year but this.. is intresting, im might download it again...

    Juan de la CanalJuan de la CanalGün önce
  • I don't have a problem with 2-2-2 per se but I always wondered like if you want 2-2-2 then make a group with 2-2-2 and enforced roles.... problem solved.

    I Am Who I AmI Am Who I AmGün önce
  • I wish they only added it to comp and not quick play

    Bob the builderBob the builder2 gün önce
  • Why not have matchmaking/skill rating for each character, rather than role? I'm great with S76, but give me Genji and I might as well take a seat and smell the flowers. Also, why not let me specify the char I want to play before queuing? It shouldn't increase wait times and I can always change within the same role to suit the team comp if I need to.

    aaleveraalever2 gün önce
  • This is verry bad for me becouse depending on the map is the Hero i use : (

    jorluval69jorluval692 gün önce
  • Role Q is a good thing. Blizzard might have saved the game if they had implemented that feature 2 years ago. Most ambitious players have left already.

    Daniel HebelDaniel Hebel2 gün önce
  • Jeff, I know that u live in America, but there are other countries around the World ... so what about some subtitles? And more national flags (as player icon) can be nice too..

    JsemTadyJsemTady2 gün önce
  • Thank you!

    Jeru3Jeru32 gün önce
  • I really love the update! It's awesome that you only stick to one category and the roles are fair(2 healers, 2 tanks and 2 dps). I also like that you got stricter with the consequences. It's awesome really however I've been facing some problems lately and I would appreciate it that you could change it. A lot of players leave the match in tge middle of a comp play and in the end there's 6 players against 3 and this isn't fair at all because when we lose our rank still gets lower. And guess what this happened to me over 4 times and my rank got drastically lower. It's not a fair match. Okay the player who left need to face some consequences. But why do the player who played fair and stayed until the match ended get lower? (I am not english so I hope ya'll understand what I mean)

    YinxYinx2 gün önce
  • Thanks papa Jeff, for not giving up on the game. I haven’t placed in comp in a few seasons (I placed every season since the first until like 13) because it’s just not worth it anymore. After this update idk maybe I’ll like it better? (Still haven’t tried it yet lol)

    AUSXTENAUSXTEN3 gün önce
  • Jeff ROLE QUE is great for the game, good for the community and feels likle matches are better and more interesting now

    MytherthunderMytherthunder3 gün önce
  • Sorry but i think this adds more pressure to the player? If i choose tank and am not doing the best, i can't switch with a dps teammate. I am now locked in and will be shamed by my entire team lmfao.

    Justin LafreniereJustin Lafreniere3 gün önce
    • Then try to be good at the game? practice thats why you start at bronze and dont focus on the rest of the team focus on yourself and how you can develop as a better tank/dps/healer

      MytherthunderMytherthunder3 gün önce
  • Me I want to try to get into diamond ATLEAST. Me last season dropping to silver: No I don’t think I will.

    pp fatdattypp fatdatty3 gün önce
  • When they start listening to the players because they realized most are gone already

    Kirito kunKirito kun3 gün önce
  • 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.

    Julie K.Julie K.4 gün önce
  • 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.

    Green DoritoGreen Dorito4 gün önce
  • 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.

    xXSki11erLPXxxXSki11erLPXx4 gün önce
  • The role thing sucks

    Janet GomezJanet Gomez4 gün önce
  • 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!

    boarder989boarder9894 gün önce
  • Can you please fix the overextending problem

    Shadow KidShadow Kid5 gün önce
  • 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

    dee setadee seta5 gün önce
  • Best thing that's ever happened to OW

    Dylan RhynardDylan Rhynard6 gün önce
  • honestly... that sounds rly cool!

    JustTheTypicalGuyJustTheTypicalGuy6 gün önce
  • 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.

    Ioannis MallisIoannis Mallis6 gün önce
  • I think if I make it 4-2 class optional 4 between damage and tank. class 2 support. Even the search will be faster.

    SuplexGameSuplexGame6 gün önce
  • 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.

    Tony .DTony .D6 gün önce
    • Why play overwatch for achievements?

      darkxotakudarkxotaku5 gün önce
  • you explain thing so eloquently jeff

    DarrenDarren6 gün önce
  • love this so much ITS THE NEW OVERWATCH

    DarrenDarren6 gün önce
  • It only took 3 years for role queue

    joshua lurianjoshua lurian7 gün önce
  • Thank you for the info Jeff! :D

    Kash JepeKash Jepe7 gün önce
  • 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 😣

    Bethany EdwardsBethany Edwards7 gün önce
    • @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 EdwardsBethany Edwards6 gün önce
    • @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 MUSIKJP MUSIK6 gün önce
    • @JP MUSIK but that's going to be in the arcade and how many times will it be available? Once a week ?

      Bethany EdwardsBethany Edwards6 gün önce
    • QUICK PLAY CLASSIC!!!!!! WHY DOES EVERYONE FORGET THIS

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK7 gün önce
  • 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.

    Justine SaganJustine Sagan7 gün önce
  • MAKE COMPETITIVE CLASSIC ALSO PLEASE

    Mad PeachMad Peach7 gün önce
  • A truly nightmare with no creativity and no flexibility in the game You killed Overwatch with this role queue

    MegaGeek24MegaGeek247 gün önce
  • 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.

    MeanieheroMeaniehero7 gün önce
  • You guys ruined AI mode with 2 2 2

    Anthony Millan JrAnthony Millan Jr7 gün önce
    • @Anthony Millan Jr no problem

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK6 gün önce
    • @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 JrAnthony Millan Jr6 gün önce
    • @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 MUSIKJP MUSIK6 gün önce
    • @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 JrAnthony Millan Jr6 gün önce
    • @Anthony Millan Jr U must've had a bug cuz role queue isn't supposed to be on ai mode

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK6 gün önce
  • Overwatch dying: Blizzard: It's time to give them what they've been asking for for three years.

    weirdyoda04weirdyoda047 gün önce
  • This is literally only good for competitive where team composition actually matters

    Collin McLaughlinCollin McLaughlin7 gün önce
  • 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

    Anthony BlancoAnthony Blanco7 gün önce
    • That's a community problem bud. This just further indicates that the community is the ones killing overwatch

      darkxotakudarkxotaku4 gün önce
  • 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.

    Trevor ClasperTrevor Clasper7 gün önce
  • This it Job jeff from the overwatch team an today We gonna tolk about we don’t manar you in overwatch

    Victor LindholmVictor Lindholm7 gün önce
  • Okay this was what in has been working on for a year

    Victor LindholmVictor Lindholm7 gün önce
  • Bruh. Why would you add this for quick play

    Austin NAustin N7 gün önce
    • Quickplay classic dumbass

      Young VictorYoung Victor6 gün önce
  • 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.

    Savaughn CowanSavaughn Cowan7 gün önce
  • Jeff: "Sit down you little sh*ts, it's time for a Shakespeare lesson."

    KaiaKaia7 gün önce
  • 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.

    Michael ReeseMichael Reese7 gün önce
  • Isn't overwatch dead? Season 17? Lmfao, played overwatch back in season 4 then dropped this dumb game.

    8833888833887 gün önce
    • No one cares about ur opinion

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK7 gün önce
  • 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!!

    Amy LeightonAmy Leighton7 gün önce
    • Yes! A guaranteed THREE other actual teammates per game is heavenly.

      Savaughn CowanSavaughn Cowan7 gün önce
  • this should have been in the game since release.

    Jennifer BaileyJennifer Bailey8 gün önce
  • 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

    AlphaAlpha8 gün önce
  • 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

    L RaddantL Raddant8 gün önce
  • We have entered the Renaissance!

    Christoffer EnforsChristoffer Enfors8 gün önce
  • This is like when they introduced Standard in HS.

    Christoffer EnforsChristoffer Enfors8 gün önce
  • Role lock will kill the game.

    Ze Melon LordZe Melon Lord8 gün önce
    • Explain

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK7 gün önce
  • loved this new feature, it makes the game much more fun and competitive

    Victor TironiVictor Tironi8 gün önce
  • I don't like this new update

    JoseJose8 gün önce
  • Pls not in quick play in quick play we want to play what hero we want

    Sotiris TheocharousSotiris Theocharous8 gün önce
    • 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

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK7 gün önce
  • oh god plz get rid of this, 2-2-2 is not the best is every situation, c'mon maaan

    The EGCThe EGC8 gün önce
  • He said "we believe that role que will make the game better" news flash it doesn't 🙃

    That DudeThat Dude8 gün önce
    • @Young Victor naw I play console it's bad

      That DudeThat Dude6 gün önce
    • @That Dude if you truly played those classes you would know how great this update is

      Young VictorYoung Victor6 gün önce
    • @JP MUSIK I am 🙂

      That DudeThat Dude6 gün önce
    • @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 🙃

      That DudeThat Dude6 gün önce
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