While playing Mercy in competitive play, I noticed that I could view the health my allied Junkrat's RIP-Tire. I was even shown a critical health indicator when the Tire had nearly been destroyed.

This made me wonder whether it was possible to heal an allied Junkrat's RIP-Tire, similar to D.Va's mech during a self-destruct.

I know that a RIP-Tire can be healed using health packs, but I'm not sure whether or not it can be healed by support heroes like Ana or Lucio.

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    I don't recall any time I've ever been able to target a rip-tire on mercy (100+ hours) but I also never knew traps used health packs. Mercy is a definite no from me, but Ana is a possibility in my mind since she doesn't require a lock on like Mercy staff. Jul 21, 2017 at 1:54
  • As someone who plays lots of Junkrat I can also say that I've never seen the healing from Lucio/Soldier and shield generator from Sym do anything either.
    – Virusbomb
    Jul 21, 2017 at 17:11

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You can not heal any Hero deployables or buildables in any way (with the exception of Torbjörn healing his own Turrets).

Though previously it was possible to heal Torbjorn's turrets and Junkrat's tire with health pick-ups, that was patched out at some point without making it into the patch notes.

Some examples of buildables not being healed:

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I don't have any source for the following apart from my own personal experience:

The Rip tire shares the same mechanic that the trap, torb's turret and Symetra's ultimate has:

They have HP that can heal from health packs but not from heroes.

  • Sym teleports/shield generators can heal from health packs? No way! Jul 21, 2017 at 12:36
  • @Kaizerwolf Way, here's a relevant discussion us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20754377036 Jul 21, 2017 at 12:43
  • Are support heroes shown critical health warnings for Torbjörn's turret or Symmetra's shield?
    – Stevoisiak
    Jul 21, 2017 at 12:59
  • @StevenVascellaro Torb's turret is a no go for anyone, only Torb can heal it. To the best of my knowledge, I've never seen low health indicators for Torb/Sym equipment as a support. Jul 21, 2017 at 13:04
  • @Kaizerwolf The low health indicator was why I wasn't sure about Junkrat's tire. Unlike Torb's turret or Symmetra's shield, the tire is treated as a playable character which can be controlled independently, similar to D.Va's mech
    – Stevoisiak
    Jul 21, 2017 at 13:07

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