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Overwatch 2 Is Removing The Second Tank Slot From PVP Teams

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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.

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