DPS players are fed up with Overwatch’s insanely long role queue times - Dexerto

DPS players are fed up with Overwatch’s insanely long role queue times

Published: 21/Aug/2019 16:25 Updated: 1/May/2020 17:25

by Michael Gwilliam


While many Overwatch fans are thrilled with the addition of role-queue, for many high ranked DPS players, the wait to get into a match can feel like an eternity. 

It would seem like across all ranks, there are far less people opting to queue as a support or tank player, resulting in the matchmaker finding maps for people in those roles. However, for  the damage/DPS role, the time spent waiting can be over an hour.

Widowmaker ladder God Brian ‘Kephri’ St. Pierre even claimed that after waiting 64 minutes to find a game, the timer reset back to zero.

Players can queue as tank, DPS or support.

“I don’t mind long DPS queues, but I waited over an hour last night & never found a game. I feel like the system waits for an opportune team, but doesn’t actually put you in a ‘queue’. As in, there is no priority for you the longer you wait, you just wait with a UI timer,” he said.

“I waited so long for a game in @PlayOverwatch that I learned at 64 minutes the timer resets to 0 and starts over. I guess sitting in queue is still better than 64 minutes of dying to mechs in @FortniteGame,” the sniper added.

Ana marksman Gale Adelade remarked that the wait times make him unmotivated to play DPS.

“As much as I feel 2-2-2 is good for the game, the queues for dps are just unreal at high ranks. Average wait time can be 30 mins or longer. Hopefully this is changed because I feel so unmotivated to play dps cause of the wait times.”

Some players are even struggling with placement matches because of the wait. “I just need to do my dps placements then not touch it again but of course there’s a fucking 10 minute queue time,” Sawyer wrote.

What’s even worse yet is when someone leaves before the match even begins, forcing you to do the whole thing over again. “I waited 13 minutes in DPS queue…and someone quit during setup,” said EliTheCurry.

Perhaps Pharah main Valkia, who is at Gamescom in Germany, summed it up best with this video.

It will be interesting to see how Blizzard addresses this issue going forward and if anything can be done to make these wait times less of a factor. They had previously warned that queues would be longer for DPS players, but it’s unlikely they anticipated 60+ minute waits.

Overwatch role queue is still in its beta season. It will go live in quick play and season 18 on September 1. Hopefully this problem can be ironed out by then or with a PTR update.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
Blizzard Entertainment
You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.