Sometimes, the best gaming moments happen because players do things the developers never intended. In this case, I’m pretty sure Blizzard never intended for Roadhog to be a volleyball.
A new post from the Overwatch subreddit, aptly titled “hog ball,” depicts a glorious twisting of one hero’s unique ability to “boop” other heroes with a concussive blast. Take a bow, Lúcio.
Lúcio’s Soundwave — or “boop cannon,” as we should all call it — is normally used to push away attacking players, preferably over the ledge of a deadly drop. In Hog Ball, however, the boop cannon has a much simpler purpose: keep the ball in the air.
The ball, as you’ve no doubt gathered, is Roadhog. He’s a large, round, vaguely volleyball-shaped man. Perfect.
There’s only one thing that’s missing: a net. Some sort of barrier to separate the two opposing teams as they knock Roadball (Volleyhog?) back and forth. Reinhardt’s shield works perfectly.
The result? A soaring ballet in which four men on inline skates use sound guns to bounce a hulking fat man over a force field, again and again. Almost brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it?