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Overwatch's Sombra Makes Roadhog's Hook Even More Broken

Roadhog’s hook is like one of those old math problems with the trains. If Hook X is approaching Sombra Y at a speed anchored to this reality only by wishful thinking, and Sombra Y decides to briefly exit this reality altogether by teleporting, who wins?

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Roadhog’s hook is busted. Blizzard fully acknowledges this, and they’re currently working on what they’re calling “Hook 2.0.” For now, though, it’s in, uh, quite a state. Observe, in this video by the esteemed meme lord:

To recap: the hook appears to land after Sombra warps, but it still latches on and proceeds to yank her from the place she teleported to. Across pretty much the entire map. Through fucking buildings.

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So, what happened? Players are still trying to figure out exactly how Sombra’s teleport works, but leading theories suggest that either her model moves before her hitbox does, creating a split-second window where you can still be affected by attacks after you’ve poofed away to your safety corner, or her teleport is more of a high-speed dash that can be interrupted. There’s also latency to consider. Generally, Overwatch is supposed to favor the shooter over the shootee.

Regardless, this kind of thing, while hilarious, reeeeeeeally shouldn’t be happening. Hook 2.0 can’t come soon enough.

Kotaku senior reporter. Beats: Twitch, streaming, PC gaming. Writing a book about streamers tentatively titled "STREAMERS" to be published by Atria/Simon & Schuster in the future.

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DISCUSSION

thewiredknight

This was partially tested already and I’ve seen other videos of it - it is that before she teleports she is still subjec tto being hit from her original location for a split second. Since Roadhog’s hook retracts a second later from when it hits this produces the bizzare situation of her moving and then being pulled. You can test this with any character with Roadhog (I do this all the time) by peaking around a corner then firing the hook at a player, before the hook hits run back around the corner. They will get pulled all the way around it even though they’re out of sight now.

I honestly feel a lot of hook shenanigans occur because of that brief delay between the hook hitting and it retracting.