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Roadhog

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Role

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Difficulty

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Health

600

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Mako Rutledge

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Enforcer (Formerly), Bodyguard

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Junkertown, Australia (Formerly)

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Junkers


Roadhog is a Hero in Overwatch.

Roadhog Information


"I'm a one-man apocalypse."


Roadhog Abilities


scrap_gun.pngScrap Gun

Weapon

Ammo: 4
Rounds: 1
Roadhog's Scrap Gun fires short-range blasts of shrapnel with a wide spread. Alternatively, it can launch a shrapnel ball that detonates farther away, scattering metal fragments from the point of impact.


take_a_breather.pngTake A Breather

Ability

Effect: Heals 300 HP/Second
Duration: 1 Second
Cooldown: 8 Seconds
Roadhog restores a chunk of his health over a brief period of time.


chain_hook.pngChain Hook

Ability

Cooldown: 6 Seconds
Roadhog hurls his chain at a target; if it catches, he yanks them into close range.



whole_hog.pngWhole Hog

Ultimate Ability

Duration: 6 Seconds
After cramming a top-loader onto his Scrap Gun, Roadhog pours in ammo. For a short time, he can crank out a stream of shrapnel that knocks back enemies.






Roadhog Gameplay








Roadhog Tactics and Strategies


  • All of Roadhog's abilities are only useful at closer ranges, within 20 meters or less. The medium range cannon fire can do damage outside of 20 meters, but it is minor. This makes Roadhog a very simple hero to understand and play as he is the up close and personal tank who imposes himself upon enemies. Using the scrap hook with an immediate gun blast is a bread and butter combo, and the fact that he can heal himself with effectiveness frees up support to focus on other allies.
  • HIs ultimate is a bit wild and difficult to aim with any consistent accuracy and is better suited for chaotic area denial.



Roadhog Backstory


Roadhog is a ruthless killer with a well-earned reputation for cruelty and wanton destruction.

After the Omnic Crisis, government officials gifted the Australian omnium and the surrounding area to the omnics that had nearly destroyed their country, hoping to establish a long-term peace accord. This arrangement permanently displaced Mako Rutledge and a large number of the Outback's residents, a scattered collection of survivalists, solar farmers, and people who just wanted to be left alone.

Furious over the loss of their homes, Mako and others turned to violent rebellion. They formed the Australian Liberation Front and struck against the omnium and its robot population to take back the lands that had been stolen. Events continued to escalate until the rebels sabotaged the omnium's fusion core, resulting in an explosion that destroyed the facility, irradiated the region, and littered the Outback with twisted metal and wreckage for kilometers around.

Mako watched as his home became an apocalyptic wasteland, and he was forever changed.

Adapting to his environment, he donned a mask and took to the broken highways of the Outback on his ramshackle chopper. Little by little, his humanity was forgotten. The last vestiges of Mako faded away and the ruthless killer Roadhog was born.