Overwatch Oasis

Watchpoint Radio #38: New Year, New Map, Same WPR.

As the Winter Wonderland holiday event ends, Blizzard decides to give the Overwatch community a gift by finally releasing Oasis — their newest King of the Hill map. It shouldn’t be too surprising, however, since Blizzard did say they were aiming for an early 2017 release. Can’t get much earlier than this. While both Jaa and Mikey are happy to get the new map, Jaa isn’t sure that the complexity of the map will truly be appreciated by the community. Oasis is probably Overwatch’s most complex (and beautiful) map to date. We are hoping the community can adjust to it.

There is a lack of news, so on this episode we are focusing on the Overwatch solo experience. It’s no secret that Overwatch is can be a VERY frustrating game to play alone. Lack of cooperation, trolls, and more add to the frustration. Blizzard can take steps to help with this, and that’s what we discuss. We also talk about why there are no reporting options on console, and we also discuss the Mei glitch that’s getting heavy use in 3v3 elimination.


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