Overwatch Winter Wonderland

Watchpoint Radio #35: Beastmode Symmetra in a Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland went live yesterday, bringing with it over 100 new cosmetic items. Now, we all know that means like 90 new play icons and sprays you probably won’t use, but take joy in the new skins that you may get. We were actually a bit confused as to why Mei’s new skin costs 3000 credits when the reality is that it’s pretty much a pallet swap. Good news is some of the best skins are only 750 credits. We’d say we are winning on this one. Winter Wonderland also brought a new arcade mode featuring Mei: Snow Brawl. 6v6, one-hit kills, one snowball in the chamber. Stakes are high folks, and Jaa loves it.

Winter Wonderland also brings the new Symmetra changes we’ve been talking about live. Now we get to see exactly how Symmetra will play, and to be honest, she’s a bit of a beefcake right now. The new changes definitely make her more viable in various situations, but at the same time, it appears that the Overwatch team didn’t account for areas she already excelled in; like cooking enemies in no time. Sym feels a bit OP right now, but only time will tell if the Overwatch dev team agrees. We talk about all this and more on this episode of Watchpoint Radio.

Hosts

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.

Jason has been a gamer since the days of the Atari, starting off with games like Pong, and leading all the way up to games like Final Fantasy on the PS2. He then discovered the battlefield series in 2004 on the PC and it was done. An avid gamer, lover of music and all things PC, Jason strives to show users that PC gaming is not dead, so lock an load!

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

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