Watchpoint Radio #31: Overwatch 18.104.22.168 #MakeTurretsGreatAgain
Just ahead of the next free to play weekend, Blizzard drops Patch 22.214.171.124 for Overwatch. The patch not only brings the long awaited Sombra, but single hero quick play, and a new arcade mode that has the potential to bring great new game modes to Overwatch. Surprisingly, however, the patch also pushed through all of the changes to character balance that was on the PTR. Jaa and Mikey aren’t so pleased with this. While certain characters (like Torbjorn) got some much needed attention, other characters feel like they were adjusted simply because many in the community cannot adapt to playing them (or against them) properly.
We will talk about why D.Va, Solider: 76, Lucio, and Zarya didn’t need to be touched. We will also discuss what this patch means for the community, and if it can help the console Overwatch community grow again. Also, now that Quick Play is single hero pick, isn’t it time to revert the changes to turrets (both Torbjorn and Symmetra) on console? Let’s #MakeTurretsGreatAgain.