Roadhog in particular has been the hot topic of discussion in recent weeks and months, since the news dropped that his hook ability would be getting nerfed, no longer allowing the one-man apocalypse to drag people through walls and other solid objects. Still, the question remains among many Overwatch players on exactly who can stop Roadhog in 1v1 situations, given his overwhelming power.
“Once you’re hooked and that’s it”, isn’t just a phrase referring to the addictive style of the insanely popular Blizzard shooter. It’s also something that could to some refer to Roadhog’s hook ability, where once you’re dragged towards him, a one shot kill awaits a majority of characters on the expansive roster. This raised the question of which characters could possibly withstand and overcome Roadhog in a face-to-face battle.
This discussion in particular kicked off over on the official Overwatch forum, where user DoctorAngus questioned if Roadhog could indeed 1v1 the entire roster himself. To my knowledge, he could one shot mayn a charater, with the exception of tank characters such as D.Va, Winston and Reinhardt. User SneakySquid suggested that Zarya would be able to survive, depending on if, ” if she has both Shield gen and armor pack.”
But are there characters that are effective enough against Roadhog in 1v1? Sure there is. Whilst he’s a powerful (some may say too powerful) character, he’s also rather slow, and at times predictable. Reaper is effective with countering him and dealing with him in reasonably quick fashion, whilst as HolyMonkey suggests there are a few other options in dealing with the hook-slinging monstrosity, including: “Zenyatta, discord and aim for the head. Tracer, bait hook, blink dodge and annihilate. Sniper. Range him.”
Do you have a method in stopping Roadhog 1v1? Let us know in the comments below!