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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  • You can't be serios

    Петър ПетровПетър Петров2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i hate role queue

    Петър ПетровПетър Петров2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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 Rustyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • get rid of this. can't even play damage heroes anymore

    Calvin KwokCalvin Kwok2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Tancharoen3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 omair5 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @JP MUSIK aight thanks

      khan omairkhan omair2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @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 MUSIK3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @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 omair3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @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 MUSIK3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Even it did mean having garbage teams as long as its casual they should add this in ranked only.

      khan omairkhan omair3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow Jeff. Your talking about Shakespeare in a videogame.

    Simon ScoullerSimon Scouller6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 7:21 Dat face though.....

    Simon ScoullerSimon Scouller6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Klug8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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 MUSIK4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 ...so you could at least make a swap and change the gameplay.

    Sacha TurkotSacha Turkot23 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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 Rustyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Community: WE NEED ROLE QUEUE PLZ ADD IT Blizzard: Adds Role Queue Community: GREAT NOW REMOVE IT

    JP MUSIKJP MUSIK26 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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 Rustyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • pls get rid of it

    jesse b.jesse b.27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dumbest thing you ever did. I tried but stopped playing overwatch after a week and haven't looked back since

    TomTomหลายเดือนก่อน
  • dumbest change ever.

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

    ImTheMelonManImTheMelonManหลายเดือนก่อน
  • please remove this

    MarBusMarBusหลายเดือนก่อน
  • It takes 30 minutes to find a game now

    sanpaisanpaiหลายเดือนก่อน
  • *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*

    SolderistSolderistหลายเดือนก่อน
  • well this sucks because i only play junkrat. nothing changed for me except now the que is longer

    BanBanหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Jeff the tank😎😏

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

    GonGonGonGonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Everyone trying to play DPS.....toxic system for people trying to play DPS from time to time.....

    ßšÜ ßn†ßšÜ ßn†หลายเดือนก่อน
  • this is like 2 years too late

    ChaseFaceChaseFaceหลายเดือนก่อน
    • ChaseFace this comment is like 2 months too late IM SORRY

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

    AzzuAzzuหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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 Nietoหลายเดือนก่อน
  • uninstalled this game because of 5-6min q´s 1/10 for this change.

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

    goldingboy 460goldingboy 460หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Can you take it out quick play so i don't shoot myself

    The RockerThe Rockerหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Competitive I get, but why quick play!?

    Afloat CashewAfloat Cashewหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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 Druidหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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 Druidหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Navoii GamerNavoii Gamer2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Jeff: Hmmmm what is your mains role? Me: DPS, why? Jeff: F*** YOU

    penzerrpenzerr2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Yeah pretty much a middle finger to DPS who have to wait forever to find 1 match

      Senko OnlineSenko Onlineหลายเดือนก่อน
  • can I get priority in the dps queue after playing several games as other roles?

    zanvoyzanvoy2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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.

    zanvoyzanvoy2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • All role queue times Support : 😎 Tanks:😆 Damage:😭

    Sani MalcolmSani Malcolm2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • not my problem, play only arcade mode

    MisanthropeMisanthrope2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I just started playing and I love role queue

    DyLemmaDyLemma2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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 Smith2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I think it should be only in competitive play not in quickplay

    GravehillGravehill2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thanks jeff just do your best

    Lukas FletcherLukas Fletcher2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I am officially disowning overwatch

    Kanga RoodleKanga Roodle2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • This game is now officially dead

    Kanga RoodleKanga Roodle2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • stupidest developers

    Lucas KimLucas Kim2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I dislike this greatly. Not to the point of quitting the game or anything, but it is a constant annoyance. It forces team comp in an unnatural way and takes away the ability to quickly swap into roles that arise situationally. There have been countless times when I or a friend realize a tank isn't needed, but an additional DPS or healer is. The ability to help compensate were your team is lacking is a natural part of any team base meta and this system ignores that altogether. Also, the queue times are extremely long and it's lubricous that I would need the whole party to back out of the queue just so I could switch to another role. I am all for better player interaction, but why do it like this? Why not incentives team builds by making exclusive skins that you can only get by playing certain roles. Or set a cap so that there can't be more than three of the same role on any team. That would help structure team builds but would limit adaptability in matches. This method just doesn't make sense to me.

    Nathan SpicerNathan Spicer2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Okay, so i played Role queue for a while... and IT IS A DISASTER! let me explain... (Note; Please don't have negative comments. I just want everyone to know my experience in this...) In role queue, you CANNOT switch off your role, meaning you cannot play DPS as Healer. Meaning it disables you from a variety of heroes and combos you could come up with with your team. Second, TOO MANY DPSING! I am a DPS main, and in the morning when I really want to play Reaper, I have to wait 10 minutes for a match to start. ITS INSANE! Healer and tank doesn't take as long... Before this, you found a match, and boom! No need to wait 10 minutes. Sure, you can avoid this by grouping in a 6 stack and pray you don't wait more than 6 minutes for a match. Anyways, it also deprives you of hero selection as said earlier. If there's a throwing healer on the team, you can't do ANYTHING about it! You just have to struggle through the match with a DPS Moria on your team. Plus, I haven't even gotten to mention that people just leave the match. One time, I played a Overwatch match, I waited 10 minutes, and guess what? Someone leaves because of the hero selection... Then I had to wait ANOTHER 10 minutes. The role queue also doesn't let you play with anyone from previous matches, so if someone leaves, too bad. Your waiting again. Jeff, please take this as a sign that something needs to change. Even in quick play, I can't even barely find matches. Sure, u can play QP classic, but... Noone really plays that on my servers, and yes, more match waiting... Honestly, I'd rather have Goats back than to bear with the leavers, throwers, and just feeling powerless over my hero selection... Both QP AND comp mode!

    Bro videogamingBro videogaming2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @JP MUSIK well, people are just retarded people. No matter the wait time, they play JUST to be trash. Jeff ruined Overwatch for me, and possibly the community as well! Not only that, he took away the core method of the game: Switching upon the situation. I CANT PLAY LIKE THIS! I feel very limited to my heroes, and I cannot bear this any longer.

      Bro videogamingBro videogaming2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Queue times are a problem that cant be easily fixed. DPS is a popular role that everyone wants to play. It shows in the qp classic. I believe wait times would be less annoying if you could access the custom game modes or practice range while you wait. The only issue i mainly have w role queue is just the current meta which is attempting to be nerfed

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • This role queue sucks

    ElderSandwichElderSandwich2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • i feel the pain in his eyes when he was talking about picking hanzo 😂😂😂😂😂

    GlitchXGlitchX2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • U wait to long for comp now. It sucks

    Jake MilesJake Miles2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • To be honest with you Jeff, I gat faster into a game in battleborn(with no bots), then as a DD in Ranked Role-Queue.

    OcciderianOcciderian2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • calssic quick play no one joins it

    BlablascussBlablascuss2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 8 MINUTES TO PLAY QUICK MATCH ROFL

    MastermindvideosMastermindvideos2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • ON-OFF sistem

    Marci SzekelyMarci Szekely2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I like how they discourage you from playing damage lmao queue for damage is like 9 minutes and queue for tank or support is

    A Literal ApeA Literal Ape2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • And yes Ik the queue is long bc damage players are a dime a dozen

      A Literal ApeA Literal Ape2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • This has literally ruined the game for me... I played for the first time since this Roll Que was added, and it's a nightmare. It literally took me 7 minutes to get a match in Quickplay. Are you insanse?! This literally quadruple and sextuples wait times. Good job guys, way to fix what wasn't broken.

    Thomas PollockThomas Pollock2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @Thomas Pollock Their working on the issue but for now i guess just play around in qp classic or i believe if u queue with a friend on dps, time should go quicker

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @JP MUSIK I understand that, but we just want to play the game... not sitting at loading screens. Quick play should be quick, first available games. Make a new "balanced" mode for role que.

      Thomas PollockThomas Pollock2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Queue times arent nessisarily long because of role queue. DPS is just a really popular role that everyone queues for tbh

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • please for the love of god, take role queue out of quick play. It makes sense in comp, to some extent, but when you're playing qp, the point is that you can be flexible and learn new characters etc. and locking us into a role when you just want to play a game and chill out is so goddamn frustrating

    FrankieAFrankieA2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Tbh i honestly think this made qp better because you don't have do deal with frustrating 5 dps games and the team comps are super laid back and you can play who you want without having to worry about losing sr. If u not a fan of it u could just do qp classic

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Welp time to leave overwatch since they technically removed one of the core features of the game different characters

    Ima swanIma swan2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Get rid of role select for god sake

    Chill DudeChill Dude2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • remove from quickplay pls

    PlampPlamp2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @LT-48 Not true Jeff leaked the arcade game modes during the event. Why would Blizzard disable an arcade game mode with absolutely no change whatsoever

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @JP MUSIK Season events like Junkenstein will come to remove it.

      LT-48LT-482 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • It's just gonna get cycled out with way less players though

      PlampPlamp2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Juss play qp classic

      JP MUSIKJP MUSIK2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I hate it.

    QuestOCDQuestOCD2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I believe that they should change role queue and add a feature that allows two people to swap roles, I main at least one of each role, so if a tank or a healer isn’t doing too well we can switch. I was thinking like a request system you can send to someone that allows them to swap

    edabombedabomb2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • It is good but only on ranked, normal queue should not be affected by that some people just want to play game not really tryhard.

    Space CatSpace Cat2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • If role queue is being implemented can we get some buffs for tanks (like Winston, dva) and healers (like brig). 222 totally makes the readjustments useless.

    쭈니쭈니2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Waited 20 min just for some dude to throw...*sigh*

    Victor DiazVictor Diaz2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • its fcuked uppp it takes forever to find a gamee

    JASON LEEJASON LEE2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • that is kinda the whole point to it being implemented. everyone used damage, so obviously if you use damage, it's gonna take you longer to find a match (think when I play, tank and support are normally around 1-2 minutes while damage is around 10). if you don't want to wait, though, just play the classic one in arcade

      Logan ToftLogan Toft2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Overwatch Quick play before: 5 sec to join match. Play around, not to serious about team setup, have fun. Overwatch Quick play now: Approx 3-4 min to join match. Hmm naa, close game and play something else.

    RWoWRWoW2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Ok usseles widow :)

      Uli.Uli.2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thank You Jeff!

    MrZack202MrZack2022 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Shut up

      Carmicha3lCarmicha3l2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Before the Update: man I love this game After the Update: I hate this game Please fix it. In ranked I don't like it but I understad it, but in quick Play it doasen't makes any sence.

    Mein NameMein Name2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I haven’t played DPS for a month already

    Idan MegiraIdan Megira2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • That role queue feature in my opinion I can't play what I want when I want on defense I like playing damage but offense I like playing tank I personally hate this update

    Gamer MikelGamer Mikel2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • it take over 10 min to play as damage

    Javed BakshJaved Baksh2 หลายเดือนก่อน
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