Overwatch Widowmaker

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.


Jarret is Executive Director as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He plays all types of games, but tends to lean more toward FPS, Stealth, and Racing Games. Currently too involved in Overwatch.

Mikey has been living in a country town all his life, and can not wait to break free of the small town enviroment. He is currently working on his Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems, and works part time for the University. Mikey has been growing up with games in his life since the time he was able to hold a controller. Mikey's favorite thing about video games are the stories that are told through them. To him there is nothing like a tightly woven story where he can escape his re