Overwatch Patch

Watchpoint Radio #31: Overwatch #MakeTurretsGreatAgain

Just ahead of the next free to play weekend, Blizzard drops Patch 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.


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