Mako Rutledge


Enforcer (Formerly), Bodyguard


Junkertown, Australia (Formerly)



Roadhog is a Hero in Overwatch.

Roadhog Information

"I'm a one-man apocalypse."

Roadhog Abilities

scrap_gun.pngScrap Gun


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


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


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.

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    • Anonymous

      From what I have seen of Roadhog in action, I can't buy into Roadhog being a ruthless killer/murderer considering evidence suggesting he is Junkrat's surrogate father. My minions have dredged up information from the depths of internet hell and so much more, Twitch livestreams and YouTube videos long since gone, or so old no one cares, creator/animator accounts, earlier Blizzard accounts, roleplayers, a stingy Homestucker, and someone who carries a Widowmaker body pillow around, and earlier Roadhog lines that were deleted shortly after they were released, (Suspicious Blizzard!), personal observations, and hacking a fired animators account. My head minion put up with more than the Little People in Cirque du Freak! Audio clips from Mako strung together in the correct order and context make what seems to be a proud, near-fatherly speech from a surrogate father to a son who has done so much. Who is that son, you ask? Junkrat, or Jamison Fawkes. Think about it. Inter-character interactions, jokes, Junkrat's personality, Roadhog's behavior, dialog interactions, even the way their ages line up: Mako Rutledge is 48 years of age. Jamison Fawkes is 24 years of age. Literally half of Mako's age. Again I am going to ask you to use your wonderful beautifully built brains to think about this: Mako, fresh from the explosion that rocked Australia and changed everything, comes back to Junkertown, finds a little boy, orphaned, angry, and looking to belong, possibly mocked and made fun of for having no parents, and in Jamison, sees a portion of himself, and in spite of having lost everything, in spite of a deep-seated fear Jamison will die like everyone else, he takes Jamison in. He treats him like a son. He grows to love him as if he were his son. Flash-forward to today. The behavior between the two is still screaming a father-son relationship. That's not even the big bombshell. That was just the warm up. Due to shocking evidence my head minion dredged up, Mako may have been a family man, a wife and kids. In a small short, Jamison asks, "Ey, Roadhog, did ya ever have kids? If so, what was it like?" Roadhog pauses for a minute, and says, "It was... Fulfilling." Roadhog has made jokes about kids, even going so far as to say, "Even when kids are just leaving to walk, if you're taking care of five others, they can still outrun you. Just a fair warning." In an early interaction , Junkrat says, "Aren't anklebiters cute?" Talking about D. Va, D. Vs shouts, "Hey! I'm 21!" Roadhog whispers, "Not at 3 a.m. when there's nightmares or diapers to deal with." And so, with all this information laid at your feet, it up to you, the devoted fan and the kind reader, to decide what you believe. Is Mako Rutledge, the man behind the mask, the murderer you see on the surface? Or is there more to this masked man than a hook and a gun? That's up to you to decide.

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