Overwatch 2 Is Removing The Second Tank Slot From PVP Teams – Nintendo Life

There’s a pretty major change coming to the player vs player component of Overwatch and Overwatch 2 in the near future.

According to the game’s new director, Aaron Keller (Jeff Kaplan’s replacement), Overwatch PVP matches will be reduced from six players per team, down to just five. Sorry Tank players, but there’ll no longer be a second Tank per team. Going forward, all teams will be comprised of two damage, two support, and just one Tank.

Here’s what Keller had to say about these changes:

“Overwatch has changed over time. We’ve gone from having no hero limits…to having a hero limit. We ended up introducing a role lock over the course of the game. We feel like this is the next step in the way Overwatch ought to be played.”

As you might have already guessed, there’s been a mixed reaction within the game’s community – some players are all for it, while others are struggling to understand how games will play out with only a single Tank. Blizzard is currently reworking each Tank to ensure they’ll be able to cope with the added pressure.

What do you make of this decision yourself? Do you think this is the right move for Overwatch’s PVP moving forward? Leave your own thoughts down below.

Ok I mean I didn’t see it coming but what heck.

Is it me but with the first game, I really didn’t like, and it seem’d alot of the balancing was based on overwatch league, I mean for some reason they would nerf character’s only pros hated, plus showed alot of favoritism, I mean they will nerf some character’s out the ass, and others just go untouched,(I think ashe was one of them but I can’t remember)

I didn’t really like this, I mean look at symmetra, they really hate her bc they wouldn’t stop nerfing her, they keep’t on kicking her wile she was down, wile character’s like ashe, She was already a well rounded character in my opinion, but why in the world did they need to buff her five time???

And i’m not saying that some character’s need a buff or a nerf, I mean bastion was busted ok (One of my mains) so I can agree with the nerf’s, i’m just saying that I think overwatch league has a big impact on the game (Duh LOL), just saying, taking in your casual player’s advice is not the worse thing in the world. (And when I say casual I mean people who don’t play overwatch league) Also, Also, this is just opinion and nobody has to take this as fact, I’m not saying it as such, and your free to disagree.