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?
The GIF comes compliments of Reddit poster 33see. Thank you, you beautiful genius. Now, let’s all go make some private lobbies and play this for real.