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Watchpoint Radio #28: The Good, the Bad, and the PTR

Blizzard dropped a huge update on the PTR last week that STILL wasn’t Sombra. Big balance changes to many characters. Some welcome, some not, and some are just puzzling. You may think we need to take it easy, but remember, Blizzard has made questionable changes to characters before that felt unneeded (R.I.P. console Symmetra). We also got some confirmation from Blizzard on something WPR listeners already knew: Placement Matches were broken. Turns out that the system they used for season 2 filtered way too many players into Gold and Platinum, as well as placing players higher than they should have been.

The PTR is testing the new placement system Overwatch is hoping to use in Competitive Season 3, so we talk a bit about those changes to help those falling Diamond players… and gloat a little. We also got a bit more information on how MMR affects SR gain/loss, and while it did help us dig a bit deeper into how SR works, it also left behind some new questions. Additionally, are console players being treated like second-class citizens by Blizzard? At least one forum user thinks so, but at least he got a reply from Jeff. We discuss all this and more on this episode of Watchpoint Radio.


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