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[e][h] Roadhog
"I'm a one-man apocalypse."
Hero Information
Real Name:
Mako Rutledge
Enforcer (Formerly), Bodyguard
Base of Operations:
Australia Junkertown, Australia (Formerly)
Junkers (Formerly)
Release Date:
Base Stats

Mako "Roadhog" Rutledge is a Tank class hero in Overwatch.


Scrap Gun
Ability: Weapon
Affects: Enemies
Roadhog's Scrap Gun fires short-range blasts of shrapnel with a wide spread. Alternatively, it can launch a shrapnel ball that detonates farther away, scattering metal fragments from the point of impact.
 6.6 Per Pellet
 25 Pellets
Chain Hook
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Enemies
Roadhog hurls his chain at a target; if it catches, he yanks them into close range.
8 seconds
Max Range:
 21 yards
Take a Breather
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Self
Roadhog restores a chunk of his health over a brief period of time.
8 seconds
Health restored:
Whole Hog
Ability: Ultimate
Affects: Self
After cramming a top-loader onto his Scrap Gun, Roadhog pours in ammo. For a short time, he can crank out a stream of shrapnel that knocks back enemies.
 7 (4928 total)
 128 pellets per second
 5.5 seconds


General Tips[edit]

  • Roadhog is an unorthodox tank who focuses on trying to make the enemy team less of a problem either by using his Chain Hook to easily eliminate someone, or using Whole Hog to knock back the enemy team.
  • Roadhog has the highest base health in the game, with 600, only being behind Winston during Primal Rage, which is 1000.
  • Roadhog's abilities have low cooldowns, making him a great tank for quickly eliminating the enemy team and staying alive.

Weapon Tips[edit]

Scrap Gun[edit]

  • Use your left-click to eliminate an enemy you have caught with your Chain Hook
  • The right-click is good for shooting at a choke point the enemy team is at to significantly harm them
  • The Scrap Gun has a low ammo count and a slower reload time. Make sure you don't go head-to-head with the enemy team without a full amount of ammo.
  • The Scrap Gun is also slow firing, so make sure you don't miss your shots.
  • The Scrap Gun reload animation can be canceled for a slightly faster reload. When Roadhog pushes his shells into the barrel of his Scrap Gun, pressing the melee attack will cancel the remaining animation allowing the player for a faster firing rate for the Roadhog and allowing him to strike a nearby enemy.

Chain Hook[edit]

  • This ability has a 8-second cooldown, making it a good thing to use whenever you need to kill someone.
  • Chain Hook does 30 damage on hit. That plus Scrap Gun's left-click (up to 225) and a melee hit, deals 305 damage, killing most unbuffed heroes in the game.

Take a Breather[edit]

  • This ability heals for 300 health, making it better than a large health pack.
  • Use this ability if you're low on health and you can't find a health pack.
  • If a support is healing you and you're really low on health, save the time for the support by using this.
  • If you haven't lost that much health, you might just want to find a health pack or ignore it.

Ultimate: Whole Hog[edit]

  • This ability knocks anyone you hit back, making good when reducing the power of a big push and throwing their aim off.
  • Using the knockback on certain maps, such as Watchpoint: Gibraltar's first and last area, can be good to get rid of the defending team and push.
  • You can't use any other abilities during Whole Hog, so make sure a Mercy or Zarya is helping you.


  • Lucio can Crossfade into the speed boost, which can greatly help with Roadhog's slow movement speed.
  • Zarya can give you a Projected Barrier, which will absorb any damage you take. Get a shield right before you go in for an attack.
  • Mercy can heal/damage boost you during Whole Hog and damage boost you when using your right-click.
  • Orisa is able to send a 'Halt!' above enemy barriers, allowing for Roadhog to get a very easy hook onto an unsuspecting enemy, and her SuperCharger amplifies the damage outputted by Roadhog's Whole Hog.
  • Ana's Nano-Boost combined with Whole Hog allows for massive damage output, while making Roadhog a much harder target to kill. Her Biotic Grenade also allows for Roadhog to heal himself much further than he normally could with Take a Breather, as well as acting as a way to prevent healing onto targets that Roadhog has hooked by throwing the nade at the Roadhog when he gets a hook.
  • Junkrat's Steel Trap allows a Roadhog to hook an enemy into a trap and prevent them from escaping if they can survive his Hook-Shoot-Melee combo, such as a Doomfist with 100 shields.


Roadhog is a ruthless killer with a well-earned reputation for cruelty and wanton destruction.

After the Omnic Crisis, government officials gifted the Australian omnium and the surrounding area to the omnics that had nearly destroyed their country, hoping to establish a long-term peace accord. This arrangement permanently displaced Mako Rutledge and a large number of the Outback's residents, a scattered collection of survivalists, solar farmers, and people who just wanted to be left alone.

Furious over the loss of their homes, Mako and others turned to violent rebellion. They formed the Australian Liberation Front and struck against the omnium and its robot population to take back the lands that had been stolen. Events continued to escalate until the rebels sabotaged the omnium's fusion core, resulting in an explosion that destroyed the facility, irradiated the region, and littered the Outback with twisted metal and wreckage for kilometers around.

Mako watched as his home became an apocalyptic wasteland, and he was forever changed.

Adapting to his environment, he donned a mask and took to the broken highways of the Outback on his ramshackle chopper. Little by little, his humanity was forgotten. The last vestiges of Mako faded away and the ruthless killer Roadhog was born.


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