Watchpoint Radio #55: Leaks, Patches, and PTR.

Leaks and rumors abound as we approach the one year anniversary of Overwatch. Based on the leaks it looks like Blizzard is gearing up to have their biggest event to date — possibly giving players a reason to come back to Overwatch. It’s looking like we will be getting a new character, new maps, new game mode, and a new cinematic. Not bad for something not happening around Blizzcon. In addition to discussing that, we will also dig into the recent change to competitive assault map tie breaking. Looks like Blizzard didn’t like the TRULY competitive system that was in place, and backed it down a bit.

We also hop into the PTR to see changes that will likely be going live. Quality of life changes to Hanzo, Genji, and Reaper, while Rein, Orisa, and Soldier get some nerfs. China finalized their law that forces game developers like Blizzard to release their drop rates for their games. We get a glimpse into what we possibly see in Overwatch, but Jaa is a bit skeptical. We have a guest on this episode to talk about his experience in dipping into low ranking SR, and then pulling himself out. That and more on this episode of WPR.


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

1/3 host of Watchpoint Radio. Anthony has been playing video games since the Atari 5200 (1982). In his spare time he enjoys loosing in Overwatch (LOL Gold), work, and more OW!!!! He is a huge Star Wars fan and loves researching history.