Developer Update | Role Queue | Overwatch

  • Published on Jul 18, 2019
  • 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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  • FrankieA
    FrankieA 38 minutes ago

    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

  • Ima swan
    Ima swan 2 hours ago

    Welp time to leave overwatch since they technically removed one of the core features of the game different characters

  • Chill Dude
    Chill Dude 2 days ago

    Get rid of role select for god sake

  • Plamp
    Plamp 3 days ago

    remove from quickplay pls

  • QuestOCD
    QuestOCD 3 days ago

    I hate it.

  • edabomb
    edabomb 3 days ago +1

    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

  • Space Cat
    Space Cat 4 days ago +1

    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.

  • 쭈니
    쭈니 5 days ago

    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.

    JP MUSIK 5 days ago

    Everyone here complaining about queue times for dps... Jeff warned u guys ahead of time

  • Victor Diaz
    Victor Diaz 5 days ago +1

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

    JASON LEE 6 days ago +3

    its fcuked uppp it takes forever to find a gamee

  • RWoW
    RWoW 7 days ago +8

    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.

    • Uli.
      Uli. 6 days ago +1

      Ok usseles widow :)

  • MrZack202
    MrZack202 7 days ago

    Thank You Jeff!

  • Mein Name
    Mein Name 7 days ago +1

    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.

  • Idan Megira
    Idan Megira 7 days ago +1

    I haven’t played DPS for a month already

  • Gamer Mikel
    Gamer Mikel 7 days ago

    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

  • Javed Baksh
    Javed Baksh 7 days ago +1

    it take over 10 min to play as damage

  • Partyharry
    Partyharry 7 days ago +2

    Role Queue in Quick Play is Stupid! Quick play is to play and don't care but no lets make it so you don't have a choice on multiple classes

    • Partyharry
      Partyharry 4 days ago

      @JP MUSIK just the base ones and maybe eichwald

    • JP MUSIK
      JP MUSIK 4 days ago

      What maps in overwatch are old now? There isnt any map that has been taken out yet

    • Partyharry
      Partyharry 4 days ago

      @JP MUSIKthats a scape goat for people being on defense and if it was classic there would be no limits as well old maps

    • JP MUSIK
      JP MUSIK 5 days ago

      Well.... Theres Quick Play Classic

  • ha ni
    ha ni 8 days ago +3

    Remove it plz 30 min to begin a DPS game 😭😭😭

    • Uli.
      Uli. 6 days ago

      @ha ni oh sorry

    • ha ni
      ha ni 6 days ago +1

      @Uli. I am a tank main but I want to rank my dps

    • Uli.
      Uli. 6 days ago

      No, all the tanks-healers mains dont want useless dps and you have clasic qp

  • Ass Ketchup
    Ass Ketchup 8 days ago +1

    Lol. Who cares winning at quick play. Just leave role queue only to competitive play like before

    • ha ni
      ha ni 8 days ago +1

      I will be better if they remove it

  • Ass Ketchup
    Ass Ketchup 8 days ago +3

    The first overwatch video i've disliked

  • Cynnamo
    Cynnamo 8 days ago

    I left overwatch for a while because of people that wait for the timer to end to pick dps when OH WOW WE HAVE 4 DPS. LOVE this new update

  • SoupWithPotatos
    SoupWithPotatos 9 days ago

    blizzard sure does love queues

  • not Emperor Palpatine
    not Emperor Palpatine 9 days ago +2

    There is literally more dps heroes than support and tank put together. And your gonna get punished with long wait times for wanting to play dps. Dope

  • darkxotaku
    darkxotaku 10 days ago

    Jeff: If we add role queue, queue times for DPS will be a whole lot longer than it is now.
    Community: We dont mind we need the role queue to make the game better
    Blizzard: Adds Role Queue
    I don't understand this community sometimes

  • Josh Sanchez
    Josh Sanchez 11 days ago +1

    Overwatch has turned into garbage

  • TheLegendOfRandy
    TheLegendOfRandy 12 days ago

    Thanks, Jeff. I love being limited to healers unless I wanna wait 15 minutes to find a match to play dps.

  • Jacob Hardy
    Jacob Hardy 13 days ago +1

    forced role queue ruined ur game

  • Inting Pillow
    Inting Pillow 13 days ago

    I started playing OW again because of this

  • Hector Lopez
    Hector Lopez 14 days ago

    Lol, im a tank and a support main, so im good with the rewards

  • Dattebayo Jess
    Dattebayo Jess 15 days ago +4

    I dont agree with this because sometimes its good to switch rules in because of stategy. I wont play this game anymore

  • Jakey Man
    Jakey Man 15 days ago +2


  • MaximBit
    MaximBit 15 days ago

    back my money thiefs

  • Ichbims Derepep
    Ichbims Derepep 16 days ago

    *Role Q in QP makes the game worse*
    1. You have a playlist more which means that the average amount of healers and tanks which are rare split and thats bad for everybody to even find a game. Means: more waiting = less gameplay
    2. Role Q cant save the game because we have too less healers and tanks and thats because they are boring, not agile, not rewarding, dps chars are much more available.
    3. Role Q makes less fun because you cant change mid game even if 2 members of a different role would agree to switch roles.
    4. Why cant we play team deathmatch 4v4 or 5v5 on ayutatta?
    5. Why the ctf ayutatta playlist is always on but not the ctf every map playlist? *Why do we even have a CTF AYUTATTA ONLY PLAYLIST!????*

  • Abdalmaus
    Abdalmaus 16 days ago +1

    He said: "We want you to have more control"
    In reality, you are restricted to a role and a meta.
    This is terrible and retarded. Time to uninstall.

  • Shnoz Wanger
    Shnoz Wanger 16 days ago +1

    Overwatch is dying..Devs know it . Desperation mode activated. Fortnite has Thanos. OW has...Shakespeare?

  • RoboDaDinosaur
    RoboDaDinosaur 16 days ago +1

    I’m REALLY glad about this update. It suppresses those unsmart players who choose a DPS when there’s already another 2 and we need more healers and tanks

  • SaltyWizard
    SaltyWizard 17 days ago

    hes still handsome

  • Uncle Ronnie Glass
    Uncle Ronnie Glass 17 days ago +2

    It limits game play and sucks.

  • Nutt Sack
    Nutt Sack 17 days ago

    For comp, this is a really good change. But..... Quick play I don't know, I personally don't like it

  • Master Gaming
    Master Gaming 17 days ago +4

    I hate role queue

  • Dead Eye
    Dead Eye 17 days ago

    Role queue ist bullshit

  • Yokanan Refael
    Yokanan Refael 18 days ago

    Love you

  • alex combs
    alex combs 18 days ago

    No more quad dps/tanks THANK THE F U C K I N G L O R D

  • Daniel
    Daniel 19 days ago +2

    pls stop making overwatch antifun

  • Gábor Zsigmond
    Gábor Zsigmond 20 days ago

    Too little, too late.

  • Weegie Time
    Weegie Time 20 days ago

    Alright, I’m going to tell you all a story. So, very recently, my parents went on to our family computer to do something, and they were not able to turn it on. Somehow they were able to figure it out, and without any sign from the Blizzard Launcher, or Overwatch itself, they just automatically assumed that it was Overwatch. Because they thought that Overwatch was the problem, they deleted it... I paid for the Legendary Edition, so I was really mad for this. They show no sign of reasoning with me, so I’m reaching out for help from the community/Blizzard Team. If you guys could help me out with this, I would really appreciate it. I would really just like to know if this is a common problem that really is correlated with Overwatch, or if my parents just did this because of their tendency to assume bad things about video games...

  • MiningSquid’s Bad Content

    Please revert back 🙁

  • phantom193
    phantom193 21 day ago

    this is actually a great idea and im definately for it. Was waiting for some of the world of warcraft matchmaking type stuff to translate over to Overwatch. No more straight DPS comps that get destroyed

  • Izak de Villiers
    Izak de Villiers 22 days ago

    Why does it feel like he doesn't support his own words? Maybe because he's reading it off screen and cringing at the same time...

  • Dhyno
    Dhyno 24 days ago

    Excellent, bold move! Love it Kap!

  • Happylepsy
    Happylepsy 24 days ago

    I honestly hate the new gamemode, because a lots of people don't know what are the doing. and if the roles doesn't do they job, then easy lose.... Leave everything normal or put the changes only to diamond and above!

  • Shouto Todoroki
    Shouto Todoroki 24 days ago

    it feels normal on 1.25 playback speed

  • Shouto Todoroki
    Shouto Todoroki 24 days ago

    tbh i actually like this play style for comp. I main Moira but if someone else mains her i would let them play and just go to another hero. but this requires me to wait until everyone has chosen a role and some of my backups will be taken (im a very nice person when it comes to picking roles dont come at me). with role queue I dont feel much of the stress of picking moira and worrying that someone else might want her. also goats comp scares me

  • B3n109
    B3n109 25 days ago

    I Had An Idea For A New Overwatch Game Mode Which Is: Overwatch Vs Talon.
    You Would Have 2-2-2 (2 Tanks, 2 Damage And 2 Healers).
    The Only Problem Is There Is Only One Tank That Is Part Of Talon In The Game At The Moment.
    So There Would Have to Be A New Tank Hero That Is Part Of Talon Or Just Have A Tank That Is Against Overwatch (Like Roadhog).

  • karasawa21797
    karasawa21797 25 days ago

    The end of the Goats meta!

  • PersonaNonGrata
    PersonaNonGrata 26 days ago +1

    *Please make it so that competitive points are rewarded for the highest SR among your roles instead of deviding them amongst them - why should we be penalized for not being equaly good at all roles? It makes no sense...*
    Thumb up, so devs could see! 🙏🏻

  • Jizachi
    Jizachi 26 days ago

    He really only wanted to add 2-2-2 so then Goats Comp isn’t a thing anymore.

  • AnisxGamer dz
    AnisxGamer dz 27 days ago


  • ian hyde
    ian hyde 27 days ago

    I've been getting a lot of games with people leaving. I wish that did not happen but I do love this update