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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  • this is hard to watch, you can hear it in his voice---he can't stop thinking of the backlash the overwatch team will get for this change

    aeonaeon6 gün önce
  • Bring

    Somecasualgirl #CasualSomecasualgirl #Casual27 gün önce
  • I'm legit not buying overwatch 2 if this role queue carries over. I came back today after a year and a half break and all this does is take control away from players and treats us like children, it really is insulting.

    Emperor ClaudiusEmperor ClaudiusAylar önce
  • Role queue doesn't work because healers don't want to do their job.

    dydx09dydx09Aylar önce
  • Role que was the nail in this games coffin

    Kaimon ScottKaimon Scott2 aylar önce
  • I find this update very VERY problematic for people who just want to text out different heroes in public matches, where if you want to play even ONE quick match as a dps hero, you'll have to wait a whole 10 MINUTES. I've been playing the game since December 2016 and honestly, in my opinion, this is the worst change I've seen. Please blizzard, if your reading this, please change it back(also about the arcade mode where you can play the classic quick play, I've been trying to find a game for 30 minutes and I haven't loaded in, so I can't even get a little bit of joy and freedom in playing whatever hero I want whenever I want during the game)

    Aston SimpsonAston Simpson2 aylar önce
  • I remember when everyone was crying and begging for this change. Now when it releases, they hate it and they want to bring back the old comp. Do you guys really not remember how bad old comp was?

    JP MUSIKJP MUSIK2 aylar önce
    • I didn't ask for it and I've been playing since launch

      Emperor ClaudiusEmperor ClaudiusAylar önce
  • Remember before this when overwatch still had a casual player base

    knibbs12knibbs122 aylar önce
  • I honestly think this is one of the worst updates. some people i know have had to completely swap their mains so they didn’t have to wait 10 minutes for every game. if this was optional it would be a great feature but since it isn’t i really dont think it is that good.

    OpizitOpizit2 aylar önce

    Rayan♦️Rayan♦️3 aylar önce
    • J E N S no I’m a tank main smartass

      Rayan♦️Rayan♦️2 aylar önce
    • lol a dps player. fckin pepega

      J E N SJ E N S2 aylar önce
  • The real question here is, why does Jeff Kaplan's face come in shades of pink, yellow and green?

    Ant SouAnt Sou3 aylar önce
  • Bye bye goatsw

    Giovanni GiornoGiovanni Giorno3 aylar önce
  • Lol role queue ruined ow for me it should be in comp not quickplay now i jus play apex at least their isn't any restrictions there lol besides skill

    Mercy WolffMercy Wolff3 aylar önce
  • man.. when i first saw this i was disappointed that role queue would be coming into the game. now: I LOVE ITTTTT so much! back then i even complained how there were 4 dps when i went into a match, and i was looking to play sombra because i mained her. this forced me to pick other roles when i wasn’t ready for them just yet as i was a new level. when role queue beta competitive came out, i was on and off about this. but when i played it for a couple rounds, i realized i really enjoyed playing support instead of dps! it was a much smoother experience for me as i wasn’t having to deal with the pressure of doing good as a dps, and the people who did play that role did very well. (most of the time) i can see why some people don’t like role queue, but it was so good to add in. nice job blizzard! this one was a really good change to give.

    AmberAmber4 aylar önce
  • i am a Damage player (Bastion main) and i dont really mind waiting in queue

    S P O O K Y Z E B R A A N U SS P O O K Y Z E B R A A N U S4 aylar önce
  • Yeah it’s a great thing It’s not like I spend 20mins every between matches on queueing time please don’t make this be overwatches down fall 😐

    Titan1208Titan12084 aylar önce
  • Thank you for putting the nail in the coffin for me for Overwatch.

    NyteMyreNyteMyre5 aylar önce
  • Very rarely is anyone going to be consistently great at their roles and taking the option out to switch on the fly has made this very clear. This game's competitive scene is a ticking time-bomb, and I hope the devs can see their mistake.

    Girthy GumboliniGirthy Gumbolini5 aylar önce
  • Says he'll flex always. "And lock in hanzo as quick as possible"

    Brendan RBrendan R5 aylar önce
  • Goodbye triple tank meta in comp

    Karl MarxKarl Marx5 aylar önce
  • Thanks Jeff for role queue! Now I played so many good games and watched a lot of good movies, series and anime. Thanks for killing this game and my addiction!

    Cpt. YandereCpt. Yandere6 aylar önce
    • Lmao

      Todd PhillipsTodd Phillips6 aylar önce
  • so basically if you wanna play a damage hero you have to wait 10 sucks

    LukeJSLukeJS6 aylar önce
  • I think what they should have done is let the game choose your role yourself

    DieselDiesel6 aylar önce
  • I hated this update so much that I canceled my blizzard account.

    Everton GabrielEverton Gabriel6 aylar önce
  • 19:42 Joining Match 1 second into the match as DPS D E F E A T

    SenkoSenko6 aylar önce
  • this is stupid. why mei, sym, torb, belongs to DPS team?? are you stupid developer??

    lalala lilililalala lilili6 aylar önce
  • No one wants to wait 10mins Sometimes the hero they trying to get is taken as well Before it was OK since queue times were OK But now you play at a certain time and all roles are 10mins

    SenkoSenko6 aylar önce
  • This whole update was a massive middle finger to DPS mains

    SenkoSenko6 aylar önce
  • So in all seriousness, I understand that the que times may be longer in certain regards but on the IP side, this may in turn give us better que partners. Me personally, I don't play OW much these days but the story events and seasonals do bring me back for a time and I do dedicate the purchase of loot boxes every time. Despite what is faulty and how toxic the community can be, I appreciate the work that Jeff and his team puts in. This game got me wanting to play PvP and this is a rare thing for me, granted its for the golden guns but sometimes, I do derive a Wii little fun from it. I sincerely thank you Jeff and your team and I am interested in checking out this role que.

    Ray SullivanRay Sullivan7 aylar önce
  • Do people this RAGEQUIT?????

    Ray SullivanRay Sullivan7 aylar önce
  • I hate this. Destroys creative composition shifting throughout the match. I just got back to the game and I'm on my way back out.

    Jeffrey ThurgoodJeffrey Thurgood7 aylar önce
  • You can't be serios

    Петър ПетровПетър Петров7 aylar önce
  • i hate role queue

    Петър ПетровПетър Петров7 aylar önce
    • Петър Петров he’s saying it gives more options and control, forcing you to select what role you’re gonna play until you leave and re queue is literally removing player choice, it forces you to select what your gonna do with no choice to change it

      Elder RustyElder Rusty7 aylar önce
  • get rid of this. can't even play damage heroes anymore

    Calvin KwokCalvin Kwok7 aylar önce
  • Please remove this 222. It is not fun and wasting everyone’s time. If people need 222 , why not form their own team? If 222 is so great, why do you need to FORCE people with this? If 222 is so great, show the number of player increase or decrease. I bet it has been decreased. Then, is it great? Open the vote and stop your subjective.

    Surasin TancharoenSurasin Tancharoen7 aylar önce
  • its December 2019 and i used to play and when i came back role queue has made this game terrible in my opinion because unless you want to wait 20 minutes to get into a game you HAVE to play as a tank or healer

    khan omairkhan omair7 aylar önce
    • @JP MUSIK aight thanks

      khan omairkhan omair7 aylar önce
    • @khan omair just play qp classic lol. Theres nothing wrong with it. I actually like role queue for qp. Because it is more casual than comp actually. Nobody really follows any meta and its much less frustrating than comp

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK7 aylar önce
    • @JP MUSIK Yeah I get that but who cares about team composition and chemistry when its casual, sure in ranked this would be really helpful but in casual its casual for a reason its made so people can fool around and play casually. I understand this can cause toxicity though so...

      khan omairkhan omair7 aylar önce
    • @khan omair i honestly don't think Blizzard can fix queue times easily. Its more of a player based issue. But they did find a way on how to deal with it. There's also still QP classic in the arcade which allows you to queue up normally

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK7 aylar önce
    • Even it did mean having garbage teams as long as its casual they should add this in ranked only.

      khan omairkhan omair7 aylar önce
  • Wow Jeff. Your talking about Shakespeare in a videogame.

    Simon ScoullerSimon Scouller7 aylar önce
  • 7:21 Dat face though.....

    Simon ScoullerSimon Scouller7 aylar önce
  • Role queue sucks. 12 minutes to find a game and half the time it doesn’t even fill the lobby so then you have to sit there and queue again. Ruined the game

    Hunter KlugHunter Klug7 aylar önce
    • There is a new feature called "while you wait" which allows you to gain access to the training room as a group, a deathmatch mode, or custom games on the ptr to help with the long queue times. The patch will go live next week

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK7 aylar önce
  • About the queue system ... I think it’s OKAY to choose your role at start for a game because of the 2-2-2 but... In game you should have an option to choose (unlock roles or not) because it sucks getting stuck with roles that ppl don’t rly know how to play with you could at least make a swap and change the gameplay.

    Sacha TurkotSacha Turkot7 aylar önce
    • Sacha Turkot role queue should never have been implemented, what’s the point of having so many characters if to have to axe a third of them before queueing, I’m wondering if they’re trying to ruin the game so people buy Overwatch 2

      Elder RustyElder Rusty7 aylar önce
  • Community: WE NEED ROLE QUEUE PLZ ADD IT Blizzard: Adds Role Queue Community: GREAT NOW REMOVE IT

    JP MUSIKJP MUSIK8 aylar önce
    • JP MUSIK because maybe it looks good on paper, but in its execution, it sucks, it axes off either a third, or two thirds of the playable heroes depending on your role before queueing up, especially when having a bunch of heroes is good in the first place for switching roles when the tides of a match shift, it was a stupid addition that’s done nothing but ruined the game

      Elder RustyElder Rusty7 aylar önce
  • pls get rid of it

    jesse b.jesse b.8 aylar önce
  • Dumbest thing you ever did. I tried but stopped playing overwatch after a week and haven't looked back since

    TomTom8 aylar önce
  • dumbest change ever.

    Pâris MEULEMANPâris MEULEMAN8 aylar önce
  • I used to love overwatch I’m a widow genji and hanzo main this stupid update I can’t play them Pls fix

    ImTheMelonManImTheMelonMan8 aylar önce
  • please remove this

    MarBusMarBus8 aylar önce
  • It takes 30 minutes to find a game now

    sanpaisanpai8 aylar önce
  • *greetings It's Jeff from the Overwatch team, this was just a video to let you know we don't care about your feelings, we just like your money*

    Nathalie CoradoNathalie Corado8 aylar önce
  • well this sucks because i only play junkrat. nothing changed for me except now the que is longer

    BanBan8 aylar önce
  • Jeff the tank😎😏

    Dewi FrancisDewi Francis8 aylar önce
  • im the only one who hate Role Queue? what the point of you can change character during a game if it limit the role?

    GonGonDayoGonGonDayo8 aylar önce
  • Everyone trying to play DPS.....toxic system for people trying to play DPS from time to time.....

    ŸÖ ßÖššŸÖ ßÖšš8 aylar önce
  • this is like 2 years too late

    ChaseFaceChaseFace8 aylar önce
    • Changes like this arent done overnight it took over a year to add this due to a complete rework on the matchmaking system and other issues they had to fix

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK5 aylar önce
    • ChaseFace this comment is like 2 months too late IM SORRY

      Jarred WoodJarred Wood8 aylar önce
  • After this update, I completely stopped playing It just takes too long to que honestly -_-

    AzzuAzzu8 aylar önce
  • Which day was going to Maura talking about hergood something's different about her like it's called like her f***** up an like what happened to it

    Martha NietoMartha Nieto8 aylar önce
  • uninstalled this game because of 5-6min q´s 1/10 for this change.

    Vic torVic tor9 aylar önce
  • Little does he know when u choose damage you will wait 2 hours

  • Can you take it out quick play so i don't shoot myself

    The RockerThe Rocker9 aylar önce
  • Competitive I get, but why quick play!?

    Afloat CashewAfloat Cashew9 aylar önce
  • Overwatch is underrated but it mis something For PPl to relax not just Winining. You Changed FPS shoters Forever I nevewr Felt Playing Shoter fps game that Felt Like Something Special.. Clases Were SoPrfectly Dezigned S>YNERGY IS rare and in game special word.. Like Warcraft neww talents all complained but we got so muchm ore out of talents then Three And I remamber Resto Druid Synergy Was SO fun in 5 waysi could play.. This is Game Like Portal or Prey.Warcraft 1 or Diablo all you DID blizard Was Bast Gaming inovations and Whatppl See is Ql.. Metal UIndead Ql Pictures ANd worlds withlook muzik with world. race with dezign of allthat togather is Like Making magic that Changed World HolyWood LOVECRAFT WAS Starting to get Credit in all Bast Games anime shows Storys.. Lovecraft and pasion for Lotrings.. that was posibly Forgoten thing Now all world knows Those races Orcs Trols Goblins elfs. nad Blizard Pushed Whole Gamingtop mindsin World that wassimplisti in grafic even back then.. But Music Story races with aritecture made Woprld main player LIke Bast maind. predicted What will be ql for 20 years in future Čike First Opening trailer Warlock and unded dark and Cutnes was Needed MOP was TO Funy and Cute.. For PPL to like.Even batle pets is So warcraft and style Fits But Remamber WE love Dark Metaliclook mikksed in all races and stories.. Was masterplan like who Drew Simpsons. was Soamerican way of puting ppl on table racist and anti culture Vut carton is mebt to brake thos Stereotipes

    The Last DruidThe Last Druid9 aylar önce
  • Overvach is Game You Must Have team and realy Practice. Que Avrage Playerrs In difrent Season matchmakink. i played 10 matches i Was solid player I knew Game S much as needed For me to Become Great. and my team lost 10 games How Can This Be It felt like playing Super Hard. And we hardly Started it was my First 10 wins Got 10 loses and Lost my Will to play. What is point to play if youz always Feal Behind in Matchmaking.and underskiled. And i Knew So Much evry Detail at time only Practice was needed.. Make Pug season I m sure you See fast How good payer is in rank or Group. More is group needed and avrage players are good just practice.

    The Last DruidThe Last Druid9 aylar önce
  • Navoii GamerNavoii Gamer9 aylar önce
  • Jeff: Hmmmm what is your mains role? Me: DPS, why? Jeff: F*** YOU

    TJT CubingTJT Cubing9 aylar önce
    • Yeah pretty much a middle finger to DPS who have to wait forever to find 1 match

      SenkoSenko9 aylar önce
  • can I get priority in the dps queue after playing several games as other roles?

    zanvoyzanvoy9 aylar önce
  • this change is so stupid. I regularly play all the roles. but now I can't play half the heroes I like because of obscene wait times. this game is suddenly a lot less interesting when I only bounce between 2-3 different heroes do to the new restrictions. I hate feeling like I'm being punished because I want to play pharah or ashe every now and then. and no, quickplay in the arcade is not a solution. because it takes all the problems of the old system and amplify them. because it's full of all the dps mains who just want to play, quality of the match be damned.

    zanvoyzanvoy9 aylar önce
  • All role queue times Support : 😎 Tanks:😆 Damage:😭

    Shadow KingShadow King9 aylar önce
  • not my problem, play only arcade mode

    TroglodyteTroglodyte9 aylar önce
  • I just started playing and I love role queue

    DyLemmaDyLemma9 aylar önce
  • Can you update role que with 6 roles 1. Main tank 2. Off tank 3. Main heal 4. Off heal 5. Low damage 6. High damage I still get matches with no main tank player in role que and no off healer for defensive ult, this would balance the game no more 2 main tank or 2 high damage. I have some que times being 30 minutes for us to have no main tank and get role in a 5 minute match. Maybe forced team chat they had It in call of duty on last gen

    Fred SmithFred Smith9 aylar önce
  • I think it should be only in competitive play not in quickplay

    GravehillGravehill9 aylar önce
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