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Insane Overwatch play shows Roadhog's hook is still ridiculous

by Bill Cooney

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A ridiculous new clip of Roadhog’s hook in action during deathmatch just goes to show how crazy the Overwatch ability still is.

Roadhog is one of Overwatch's classic tanks, and even though it's had its share of nerfs, his Hook has always been one of the wildest abilities in the game.

Even though you usually have to see who you're hooking these days, a new clip from Reddit user Pantrajouer shows the ability can still be a ton of fun.

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As everyone probably knows by now, Roadhog's hook stuns whoever it hooks briefly before flinging them towards the hog himself.

It can grab heroes from out of the air and, as Pantrajouer shows, the same applies to opponents who are below Roadhog as well.

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The clip starts with Hog being hooked to fall into the hole in the middle of the Necropolis Deathmatch map by another Roadhog player.

Before they can fall to their doom though, another Hog comes in and hooks them, trying to steal credit for the kill.

But it turns out no one would get credit because a third hook comes in and grabs the victim, slingshotting them out of the pit of doom and back onto the safety of solid ground.

So Roadhog's hook may not be as wild as it was in the early days of Overwatch, but it still clearly has plenty of potential for craziness.

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Blizzard - Overwatch
Roadhog's hook is rightly feared by Overwatch's squishier heroes.

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Roadhog's hook could get an upgrade in the new OW 2 ability system as well, though we won't know exactly what until Blizzard releases more information on the upcoming sequel.

In the meantime, Overwatch players have been coming up with their own ideas for new hero abilities, and Roadhog probably won't be far behind.