Watchpoint Radio #24: Saving Widowmaker and Begging for Unranked Competitive
Since her last nerf, life hasn’t been so great for Widowmaker. Even before tilting the team and toxic reactions, Widowmaker seems to be the weakest of the snipers. Changes are on the way, and you can test them on the PTR now, but will they be enough to make Widowmaker viable for anyone besides the highest tier players? In addition to Widowmaker, we are going to see some balance for Ana and Junkrat. I think everyone saw a change coming to Ana, but why the changes to Junkrat?
Another interesting changing coming from the PTR is a new “Dual-zone” mode for controllers. This should help console players and PC players that use controllers (why would you do that to yourself?) aim more precisely while also being able to turn around quickly. Too bad console doesn’t have a PTR, as we’re sure they’d get better data over there. Additionally, it appears the community is clamoring for a single pick quick play queue, or as we like to call it, unranked competitive mode. Adding a queue like this may seem like it may hurt matchmaking, but it may actually help improve quality of life for both players that don’t want to take Quick Play seriously, and those who like to use Quick Play to improve their game.
Finally, there are some changes coming to Symmetra soon, and we read a few e-mails from the audience that drum up quite the debate between Jarret and Mikey.