The Overwatch tank meta is perfectly summed up by this brutally honest meme

They'll let you know exactly when to use each tank in the game.

The hero cast of Overwatch 2, charging at the screen.
Image via Blizzard Entertainment

The age-old saying might be “Sometimes, the truth hurts.” But in many cases, brutal honesty is more humorous than it is painful.

One Overwatch 2 player recently displayed just how truthful and hilarious a meme could be with a post to Reddit explaining the current state of tanking in the game following this week’s season four mid-cycle patch, which included a few notable buffs to Junker Queen.

With an image of each tank, the gamer captioned every hero with an explanation of when and why a player might use those heroes—and the results didn’t disappoint.

Starting out with an assessment of the freshly juiced-up Junker Queen herself, the player noted that Junkertown’s punk rock matriarch was “purposefully overbuffed” and will likely be “nerfed just as hard” in the game’s next big patch.

That was followed by describing why players would try to play D.Va, Winston, or Wrecking Ball. While D.Va and Winston are only to be played when “the enemy Zen/sniper is pissing you off,” apparently Wrecking Ball should be reserved only for when Zenyatta or a sniper is “really pissing you off.” The player didn’t disclose what exactly constitutes being “really” pissed off as opposed to just normally pissed off, but perhaps it’s a situation in which a player will know it when they feel it.

Other highlights of the post include the one-word caption under Roadhog that says “unplayable.” Additionally, Doomfist is listed as unplayable due to bugs, and Sigma was listed as “literally” unplayable because the post was made shortly before Blizzard fixed a bug that resulted in Sigma being disabled in competitive.

Reinhardt, who is one of the most popular heroes in the history of the game, was identified as the tank that players use in a brawl composition, but the tank player “can’t aim” as Junker Queen. Meanwhile, the Reddit poster questioned how Ramattra still hasn’t been nerfed despite being one of the game’s more powerful tanks for some time now.

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Max Miceli

Senior Staff Writer. Max graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a journalism and political science degree in 2015. He previously worked for The Esports Observer covering the streaming industry before joining Dot where he now helps with Overwatch 2 coverage.