Overwatch PTR

Watchpoint Radio #40: The PTR Doesn’t Care What You Think

If you thought the PTR was about testing character balance, well, you’d be wrong. Recently Jeff Kaplan gave some insight into what the PTR is actually used for. Also, additional character balance is on the way, as the PTR gets more tweaks for Roadhog, Ana, and Sombra. But what about D.Va, are they going to fix her? Short answer, no. We discuss why it’s a bad idea to ignore cries from the PTR, as well as answer some of the questions the Blizzard team seems to be struggling with in regards to D.Va.

We also get into what we hope to see in upcoming comics and animated shorts, as well as talk about Overwatch eSports and why it’s not that exciting to watch. That and more on this episode.


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