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 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!

    boarder989boarder9892 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Can you please fix the overextending problem

    Shadow KidShadow Kid5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 setaวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Best thing that's ever happened to OW

    Dylan RhynardDylan Rhynardวันที่ผ่านมา
  • honestly... that sounds rly cool!

  • 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 Mallis2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think if I make it 4-2 class optional 4 between damage and tank. class 2 support. Even the search will be faster.

    SuplexGameSuplexGame2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 .D2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Why play overwatch for achievements?

      darkxotakudarkxotaku8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • you explain thing so eloquently jeff

    DarrenDarren2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • love this so much ITS THE NEW OVERWATCH

    DarrenDarren2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It only took 3 years for role queue

    joshua lurianjoshua lurian2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thank you for the info Jeff! :D

    Kash JepeKash Jepe2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Edwards2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @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 Edwardsวันที่ผ่านมา
    • @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 MUSIKวันที่ผ่านมา
    • @JP MUSIK but that's going to be in the arcade and how many times will it be available? Once a week ?

      Bethany EdwardsBethany Edwardsวันที่ผ่านมา

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Sagan2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Mad PeachMad Peach2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • A truly nightmare with no creativity and no flexibility in the game You killed Overwatch with this role queue

    MegaGeek24MegaGeek242 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    MeanieheroMeaniehero2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You guys ruined AI mode with 2 2 2

    Anthony Millan JrAnthony Millan Jr2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Anthony Millan Jr no problem

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIKวันที่ผ่านมา
    • @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 Jrวันที่ผ่านมา
    • @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 MUSIKวันที่ผ่านมา
    • @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 Jrวันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Anthony Millan Jr U must've had a bug cuz role queue isn't supposed to be on ai mode

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Overwatch dying: Blizzard: It's time to give them what they've been asking for for three years.

    weirdyoda04weirdyoda042 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is literally only good for competitive where team composition actually matters

    Collin McLaughlinCollin McLaughlin2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Blanco2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Clasper2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This it Job jeff from the overwatch team an today We gonna tolk about we don’t manar you in overwatch

    Victor LindholmVictor Lindholm2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Okay this was what in has been working on for a year

    Victor LindholmVictor Lindholm2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Bruh. Why would you add this for quick play

    Austin NAustin N2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Quickplay classic dumbass

      Young VictorYoung Victorวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Cowan3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Jeff: "Sit down you little sh*ts, it's time for a Shakespeare lesson."

    KaiaKaia3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Reese3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Isn't overwatch dead? Season 17? Lmfao, played overwatch back in season 4 then dropped this dumb game.

    8833888833883 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • No one cares about ur opinion

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Leighton3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Yes! A guaranteed THREE other actual teammates per game is heavenly.

      Savaughn CowanSavaughn Cowan3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this should have been in the game since release.

    Jennifer BaileyJennifer Bailey3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    AlphaAlpha3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Raddant3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We have entered the Renaissance!

    Christoffer EnforsChristoffer Enfors3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is like when they introduced Standard in HS.

    Christoffer EnforsChristoffer Enfors3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Role lock will kill the game.

    Ze Melon LordZe Melon Lord3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Explain

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • loved this new feature, it makes the game much more fun and competitive

    Victor TironiVictor Tironi3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I don't like this new update

    JoseJose3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Pls not in quick play in quick play we want to play what hero we want

    Sotiris TheocharousSotiris Theocharous3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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 MUSIK2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • oh god plz get rid of this, 2-2-2 is not the best is every situation, c'mon maaan

    The EGCThe EGC3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He said "we believe that role que will make the game better" news flash it doesn't 🙃

    That DudeThat Dude3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Young Victor naw I play console it's bad

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

      Young VictorYoung Victorวันที่ผ่านมา
    • @JP MUSIK I am 🙂

      That DudeThat Dudeวันที่ผ่านมา
    • @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 Dudeวันที่ผ่านมา
    • Yeah it does make it better you say that because you are a dps main

      Young VictorYoung Victorวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Idk why it has to be for quick play. I love it in comp but in quick play you don't need it.

    Jofus DrumsJofus Drums3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Only thing left now is the leavers When someone leaves the match it should cancel even if it’s middle game other players shouldn’t suffer because of one person

    Jotaro KujoJotaro Kujo3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Jotaro Kujo no cuz when your are going to lose and your duo q’ing your friend on his smurf can leave the game So then you can doge Every lost game

      Kaya AlinKaya Alin3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this just makes it less fun.

    kieran crosslandkieran crossland3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm not being asked to pick a role in Quick play... that's a problem. I'm just being shoved into a field and I hate it.

    Socialism SucksSocialism Sucks3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • There's a bug in the role queue system for qp. Once 2 people choose a role, the entire role is blocked out. Pretty sure that's what happened to you

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It is gooooood compatitive now pleaaase keep it now i can play alone

    Ishaq 187Ishaq 1873 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I am High Master/GM player. When i take placement matches in role queue, Will the system take standpoint in that i was Master/GM in the old system?

    HornstrupHornstrup3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Overwatch is in my top 5 best games and I have been excited for this update when it got announced

    Liam LakeLiam Lake3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • wtf is this role lock dogshit

    DASH64DASH643 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I couldn't be happier about this. this is great

    Hector RosarioHector Rosario3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • not sure if it will stop toxcicity but at least i can play my hero anytime i want :D

    Normal AnsanNormal Ansan3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Toxicity is a community problem. A gaming company can't fix the actions of players that simply

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If sym can tp out of grav why can't sombra translocate out of grav?

    Fred SmithFred Smith3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 222 you’ll never fix offensive healers , let’s hope some people that like to attack rather than he’ll learn that their healer now that this patch is coming out otherwise kiss your teams goodbye while they have 30 to 40 kills as a healer and you lose

    John ArchJohn Arch3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this is actually lit asf

    ChromoloxChromolox3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Role queue honestly sounds great too me

    The SwanThe Swan3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think this is a bad idea, what if you need to switch to another dps because the enemy team are really good at defense but horrible at offense? Am I just limited to Roadhog?

    Burgerking MyersBurgerking Myers3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Burgerking Myers you make no sense man

      Young VictorYoung Victorวันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Burgerking Myers Every overwatch team needs a tank, healer, and dps.

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @JP MUSIK It also forces you into a role whether your teams needs it or not.

      Burgerking MyersBurgerking Myers3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Burgerking Myers why should tanks and support be good at dps now. Your team should be playing as the role they chose. This system is suppose to allow to pick the character u want to choose not to be forced to play someone that won't benefit the team

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • im actually excited for role queue, no more solo healing lmao

    Ollie SmollieOllie Smollie4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can’t wait for today five hours left rn

    Dolphin R coolDolphin R cool4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "There's a lot going on here". No there isn't. You're just forcing the meta on everyone who doesn't play arcade. And comparing Shakespearean sonnets with creativity within a video game team composition? You're literally dumbing the game down and forcing characters further into their "designated roles". How is this comparable to Shakespear? Your argument is detrimental.

    ramonster163ramonster1634 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • *Overwhelmed flex player noises*

    Earth To HaileyEarth To Hailey4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Yeet

    Child of the ChosenChild of the Chosen4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So basicially it's a good move, but I think 1) to late and 2) giving power to trolls. Can't wait to have a Moira as "Support" only throwing dmg balls :)

    RocktumRocktum5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Jeff please bring back skins like pink mercy I die everyday a little inside bc I missed the event for skin please give new players a chance Ik this isn’t relevant to the topic but I’m speaking for all the mercy mains out here that didn’t get a chance

    Jay GJay G5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • There's to much pressure for your dumb brains to choose from the selection of characters. So instead of multiple characters we've narrowed it down to 3 choices!

    Alien AnthonyAlien Anthony5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i've had a few too many games where i've had to switch up mid match and take over someone else's role while leaving us without a tank or support because people simply cannot do their job the way they THINK they can and then allowing us to advance or defend better and then getting bashed on while everyone else thinks "it was me that won it for us"...

    Quantum Uncertainty WorkshopQuantum Uncertainty Workshop5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Just imagine the salt for dps genji mains who queue up for 10 minutes to find a game only to loose. Thank god I know how to play tank and support.

    FadiCrafterFadiCrafter5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I want this change on xbox right now!

    Arthur CalciolariArthur Calciolari5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Does this work with squads ?

    Adam WAdam W5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Nicely said, i can't wait for this update!

    Skeptical BillSkeptical Bill5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That's great news

    Ζωή ΣκαβετζάκηΖωή Σκαβετζάκη5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Developer Update | Role Queue | Overwatch