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Roadhog’s Origin Story

Roadhog is a character in the video game Overwatch 2. He is a tank hero with a high amount of health. One of his primary abilities is his Scrap Gun, which can be used to fire short-range blasts of shrapnel. His ultimate ability is Whole Hog, which unleashes a barrage of bullets that can deal significant damage to enemies. Roadhog has also been the subject of balance changes in the game, with recent updates including a nerf to his abilities. Some players have criticized these changes, arguing that they have made the character less effective.

Roadhog’s Abilities

Health: 700

Scrap Gun

  • A weapon that has two fire modes:
  • Short-range blasts of shrapnel that are devastating in close-range combat.
  • Damage:1.98 – 6 per pellet
  • 49.5 – 150 per shot
  • Falloff range:15 to 30 meters
  • Spread angle: Constant: 20.1 degrees
  • Projectile speed:80 meters per second
  • Num. of pellets:25 pellets per shot
  • Rate of fire:0.8 seconds recovery
  • Ammo:6
  • Reload time:1.75 seconds animation
  • Headshot:✓


  • Long-range projectiles that deal less damage up close but can be used for mid-range shots.
  • Damage:Pre-detonation: 50
  • Post-detonation: 1.98 – 6 per pellet, 49.5 – 150 per shot
  • Falloff range:23 to 38 meters
  • Projectile speed:80 meters per second
  • Max. range:8 meters (pre-detonation)
  • Num. of pellets:Post-detonation: 25 pellets
  • Rate of fire:0.8 seconds recovery
  • Ammo:6
  • Reload time:1.75 seconds animation
  • Headshot:✓

Chain Hook

  • Roadhog throws a chain that attaches to the first enemy it hits, then pulls them towards him.
  • Damage:5
  • Projectile speed:40 meters per second
  • Max. range:20 meters
  • Area of effect:0.5 meter radius (vs enemy)
  • as hitscan shoot (vs wall or shield)
  • Casting time:0.16 seconds
  • Cooldown:6 seconds
  • Headshot:✕
  • Note: The cooldown for Hook starts at the beginning of the ability not when it ends.

Take a Breather

  • Roadhog heals himself over a few seconds, restoring a significant amount of his health.
  • Healing:350 health
  • Dmg. reduction:50%
  • Duration:2 seconds animation
  • Cooldown:8 seconds

Whole Hog 

  • Roadhog unleashes a barrage of bullets that knock back enemies and deal significant damage.
  • Can be used to clear out a contested area or stop enemies from advancing 
  • Other abilities like Take a breather and Chain Hook can be used While Whole Hog is active.
  • Damage:7 per pellet, 6720 overall
  • Move. speed:-25% penalty
  • Rate of fire:~128 pellets per second
  • 16 pellets per 0.128 seconds
  • Casting time:0.5 seconds
  • Duration:7.5 seconds + 1 s. recovery for shoot
  • Headshot:✓
  • Ultimate cost:2420 points

Kit positioning

Tank Hero

  • tank hero, Roadhog has a large health pool and is able to absorb a significant amount of damage. Additionally, Roadhog is able to self-heal using his Take a

Utility Ability 1:

  • Breather ability, which allows him to quickly regenerate a large amount of health. This ability also gives him damage reduction letting RoadHog move to wherever he wishes while he’s using Breather.

Utility Ability 2:

  • Roadhog’s Chain Hook ability allows him to disrupt enemy positioning by pulling enemies towards him, making them vulnerable to attack by his teammates. This can be particularly useful for pulling enemy tanks away from their own team, allowing Roadhog’s allies to deal damage to the enemy backline.
  • Roadhog’s primary role is to create space and protect his team. By using his large size and high damage output, he can pressure enemies into retreating or force them to focus on him, allowing his teammates to take control of the battlefield.

Whole Hog

  • Finally, Roadhog’s ultimate ability, Whole Hog, provides area denial and crowd control. When activated, he unleashes a barrage of bullets that knock back enemies and deal massive damage. This can be particularly useful for clearing objectives or controlling choke points, allowing his team to push forward.
  • Overall, Roadhog’s kit positioning in Overwatch 2 makes him a versatile and powerful tank hero that can disrupt enemy positioning, create space for his team, and deal significant damage to enemy heroes.

Basic Information

  • Real Name: Mako Rutledge
  • Age: 48
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Occupation: Enforcer (formerly)/ Bodyguard
  • Voice actor: Josh Petersdorf
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