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Watchpoint Radio

Watchpoint Radio is Mash Those Buttons weekly podcast dedicated to Overwatch and its community. Join us as we talk news, gameplay, strategy, events, and what’s going on in the community.

Jarret Redding
Jarret Redding


Jarret Redding

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 Combat games.

Josh Kinder

9 year podcast veteran, former host on The SOGOpod, Fragging Out, and Watchpoint Radio. Kinder has been gaming since before he could walk, and specializes in gaming industry insight, development commentary, and toilet humor!

Ben Guyton

Ben is a co-host for Watchpoint Radio and helps behind the scenes for Prepare to Attack. His forte is metroidvanias, RPGs and FPS titles. If you want to get him tilted, ask him about the last time Destiny left him disappointed.

More Episodes

#155: Don't Get Mad. Get Good.
April 17th, 2019

It's been a while, but Jaa is running this show solo. He talks about the even we've all been waiting for: Storm Rising! He also discusses some things Jeff Kaplan talked about on stream, and what we can expect in the coming months, as well as more talk on game sense and reading a play before it happens.

#154: Storm on the Horizon
April 11th, 2019

Storm Rising revealed, why 2-2-2 locked comp won't fix Overwatch, picking characters in low tiers, and more.

#152: Shadow Step Express
March 27th, 2019

More PTR changes are on the way and toxicity is down! We dig into that, why pro's shoot Zarya bubbles, and what a 2-2-2 role queue might play like with our special guest Ramses. We also have a special announcement!

#150: The "P" is NOT Silent
March 14th, 2019

Even the Overwatch team can't decide how to pronounce Baptiste. As of this recording, it's officially pronounced with the P. We discuss the dev Q&A that brought forth that revelation, PTR updates, carry fatigue, and more.

#149: The Damage Meta
March 6th, 2019

Along with Baptiste we see a lot of buffs incoming that will pump damage through the roof. Is this because the Overwatch team is trying kill GOATS? Or is it because Blizzard is trying to woo players back with more efficient (and fun) DPS play?

#148: Catching Up With the Community
February 28th, 2019

This episode focuses our recent community feedback. We'll discuss new hero ideas, six stacking, using stat's properly, Baptiste synergies, and more.

#147: The "P" is Silent
February 27th, 2019

Big show this week as Hero 30 has been revealed: Baptiste! In addition to our new support character there are a TON of updates to current characters on the PTR. We discuss this and what we see in the future of Overwatch on this episode.

#142: 90% Jaa, 0% Kinder, 100% Dude
January 17th, 2019

Shows late, Jaa's sick, Kinder is MIA, and not much going on in Overwatch this week. That's ok, though. We still have a show to do! We discuss climbing your rank by playing your rank, personal gains vs SR gains, and what role SR would look like.

#141: Surprise Surprise
January 9th, 2019

Two surprises from the devs this week! We got a new Ana challenge that came with a short story, and we got some incoming balance changes via PTR. We also discuss if CTF didn't get a fair shake and more.

#140: The Gangs All Here
January 3rd, 2019

First episode of 2019, but we're giving Kinder and Ben a chance to give their thoughts on 2018. We also dig into why playing online can't be fair, and discuss hero bans in competitive.

#139: Thanks for 2018!
December 27th, 2018

This is the final WPR for 2018, and we end it by talking about this year in Overwatch. Once we look back, we realize the game didn't have many feature changes, but new characters and balance changes affected it in a big way.

#137: You'll Miss Brig When She's Gone
December 12th, 2018

Winter Wonderland is here, and with it arrives major nerfs for Brigitte and Doomfist, and Bastion got some unneeded buffs. We also dig into the #ReworkMercy movement and talk about the key to bringing Mercy back (spoiler alert: it's not increased healing).

#136: Kinder's Guide to Gold
December 5th, 2018

Little news to discuss, but luckily (for us) Kinder dipped back into gold this week and did an analysis of the biggest issues he sees in that rank. Additionally, we discuss if being good at your character is enough to climb SR on it's own.

#135: Welcome to the B.o.B. Meta
November 29th, 2018

Ashe is live in comp and the B.o.B. meta has arrived! Well... maybe. We discuss that, Hammond's low pick rate, a new idea for a competitive mode, and break down Fuey's defense of one-tricks.

#134: If You Love It, Let It Go.
November 21st, 2018

This week (like every week) we discuss the state of Overwatch, which became a huge topic last week since a few ex-professional players are finally seeing what it's like to be a regular Overwatch player. Instead of just talking problems, we discuss solutions as well.

#133: Goodbye Bob. Hello B.o.B.
November 14th, 2018

This is episode is the final episode for our friend BlazzinBob. But as one Bob leaves, another B.o.B. joins the fray. Ashe is now live, as well as character balance, and there are some upcoming updates as well.

#132: So... Blizzcon was a Thing.
November 7th, 2018

Blizzcon has come and gone, and with little news on the future of Overwatch. We discuss the latest cinematic, the newest character Ashe, and some other tidbits of information we learned from Blizzcon.

#131: No New WPR This Week
October 24th, 2018

This recording is to inform the community that there won't be a new WPR this week. Instead we will be releasing one of our community episodes in it's place. See you next week!

#130: Saving Mercy
October 17th, 2018

Mercy isn't in the strongest place right now, but that doesn't mean she needs buffs. We discuss what could help Mercy be more useful in the current game. We also discuss whether Bastion needs to be reworked, if you should listen to one-tricks for balance, and more.

#129: It's Time to Get Involved
October 10th, 2018

Halloween Terror 2018 has landed with no surprises, even though the community appears to be surprised that there is no surprises. Also, expected character balance dropped with a surprise Doomfist nerf. Additionally, we talk about the best way to handle the current meta and competitive mode.

#128: "Fixing" Overwatch for Everyone
October 3rd, 2018

We quickly cover the little we know about Halloween Terror and then pick up where we left off last week, talking about how to "fix" Overwatch, as well as address lingering problems for color blind players, and talking about maining heroes in Season 12.

#127: Buff Daddy
September 26th, 2018

The long awaited Torbjorn rework changes are here!... Almost. The new Torb is on the PTR along with another round of character balance. Additionaly, we dive into the Pursuit and Visor bans put in place by the Overwatch team.

#126: Working as Intended?
September 19th, 2018

Last week Patch 1.28 got damage and abilities working as intended for many characters, just in time for the community to discover some new Brigitte tech that's definitely not working as intended. We discuss that, and two console specific issues: aim assist and group comms.

#125: What Hamster?
September 12th, 2018

We pick up this week where we left off last week: how Hammond has effected Overwatch competitive play. We also dive into McCree and where he is right now, as well as discuss a little target priority 101.

#124: Season 12 Opener
September 5th, 2018

Competitive Season 12 is here, but not much has changed. We discuss our placement experiences and the big differences we are noticing between higher and lower ELOs. We also discuss problem facing top tier players that are placing at the highest range of SR and also the new healer meta.

#123: Saving Gold
August 29th, 2018

While Gold was never the pennacle of game play in Overwatch, over the past few seasons it has definitely been getting worse. In this episode we discuss what Blizzard can do directly to help improve play in lower tiers.

#122: More Than a D.Va
August 22nd, 2018

The show is a day late this week because we wanted to see what Blizzard had in store for Gamescom. As expected we got an Animated Short about D.Va as well as a new map. We also discuss Rienhardt fixes on the PTR, as well as game sense.

#121: Who's Doing the Killing Around Here?
August 15th, 2018

Last week we forgot to mention that Hammond was in comp, and this week we discuss the effects of that. Additionally, we talk about Bastion still being an F-tier hero but not getting any love from Blizzard (which we are ok with), and then discuss who should be doing the killing on the team.

#120: Handsoap Plz!
August 8th, 2018

Summer Games 2018 is just about here, but we knew that was coming. In this episode we discuss what skins we've seen so far, but more importantly, how much of a beast Hanzo is right now and what should be done. Additionally, we discuss OmnicMeta's 1.26 patch analysis.

#119: The Character That I Used to Know
August 1st, 2018

In this weeks episode we finally get to some user feedback we've been trying to cover for weeks, and it's about Torbs rework. We talk about what we know and what we hope for. We also discuss character viability in Overwatch, and the OWL Finals.

#117: Impact
July 18th, 2018

Bob is out this week, but the show must go on. In this episode we discuss the impact of two recent changes: how LFG has impacted community interaction, as well as how Symmetra has impacted the competitive scene.

#115: He Came in Like a Wrecking Ball
July 4th, 2018

We expected Hammond, but we did not expect for him to be a hamster. We talk about Overwatch's newest tank and other changes to the PTR, like Sombra's upcoming buffs (or nerfs depending on who you are talking too).

#114: One and a Quarter
June 27th, 2018

Patch 1.25 is here, bringing Endorsements and LFG to all Overwatch players. It also brings the Symmetra changes that will turn Overwatch upside down. We also got a lot of information on the matchmaker and SR system from Scott Mercer.

#113: Stability
June 20th, 2018

Things are quiet this week on the news front, and the Overwatch forums are complaints on repeat. Things are kind of stable. We discuss Jaa's experience with Hanzo, a new Jeff Kaplan interview, and our thoughts on the end of OWL Season 1.

#112: Wishful Thinking
June 13th, 2018

The Year 2 Anniversary event has come to an end, but there is much to discuss. Symmetra's changes didn't play out as expected, patch 1.24 wasn't as effective as hoped, and Reinhardt is still having some major issues.

#111: Jaastradamus
June 6th, 2018

This week the team at WPR feels vindicated. A new developer update has arrived that is bringing some heavily requested social features that we've talked about for a while: LFG and Endorsements!

#110: Technical Difficulties
May 30th, 2018

Jaa is back, but we are still experiencing some technical difficulties. Despite that, we discuss updated info on Symmetra's rework, winners and losers of the current meta, and more.

#109: Welcome to Year Three!
May 24th, 2018

It doesn't feel like it, but we've been playing Overwatch for two years now! Jaa is out this episode, but Bob and Kinder talk about the Anniversary event as well as recent meta changes.

#108: Big Boss Hanzo
May 16th, 2018

The Brigitte meta has brought some changes, but an unexpected change was the rise of Hanzo as a complete boss DPS. In this episode we go over Omnicmeta's Hanzo analysis, discuss Overwatch Year 2 Anniversary, and more.

#107: It's Time For Some Changes
May 9th, 2018

Season 10 is in full effect, but with the exception of the meta, it doesn't feel like much has changed. We discuss that, PTR changes, and Omnic Meta Analysis on Brigitte.

#106: Symmetra the Great Destroyer
May 2nd, 2018

Details on the Symmetra rework have come out and it looks like she will be packing some major heat. Additionally, with the end of April came the end of season 9, Retribution, and competitive elimination will be out soon too. We reflect on our experiences on this episode.

#105: Changes, Changes, and More Changes
April 25th, 2018

This week we take a stroll back through competitive seasons 1-9 via a listener e-mail, as well as talk about PTR changes and the new map: Rialto.

#104: Surprise(s)!
April 17th, 2018

Not much Overwatch news this week, but we talk about what we've been seeing in Overwatch recently, including the toxicity in low plat right now. We also discuss 6v6 competitive Elimination and Hanzo's unexpected buff.

#103: The Retribution Has Arrived
April 11th, 2018

The Archives event has started and brought the latest brawl, Retribution, with it. Additionally, we have patch notes and new character balance.

#102: Uprising and Retribution
April 4th, 2018

Jaa's back and has some thoughts on recent changes in Overwatch. We also discuss Archives and Retribution, as well as rewarding good behavior.

#99: Overwatch is Voltron
March 14th, 2018

With a lack of Overwatch news we have the opportunity to talk about who should control balance, and the problems with the current competitive system.

#97: Make Way for Hero 27
February 28th, 2018

Hero 27 is on the horizon along with season 9. New character balance is sure to shake things up.

#95: Capture the Dog
February 14th, 2018

2018 Lunar New Year kicked off in Overwatch late last week. We go over what came with it, along with character balance, and UI updates.

#94: The Meta has Been Destabilized
February 7th, 2018

We've had a week to digest the Mercy and Junkrat changes, and it's looking like those nerfs have taken their toll. This week Kinder from Fragging Out Podcast joins us to talk the latest in Overwatch!

#93: Now We'll See Who Really Loves Mercy
January 31st, 2018

Jaa's missing this week, but Bob is picking up the slack and Andres from Omnic Lab is here to help! Let's talk community update, recent Mercy and Junkrat nerfs, and some Overwatch League.

#92: New Skins, Who Dis?
January 24th, 2018

Deathblow from the High Noon Podcast joins us this week to discuss the long-awaited Cosmetic update, Blizzard World, and more.

#88: 2017 Overwatch Wrap-up
December 27th, 2017

In our last episode of 2017, Bob and Jaa take a look back at what Overwatch brought us this year.

#87: Sending the Wrong Message
December 20th, 2017

New changes on the PTR and the debate about one-tricking continues, and Blizzard might be sending the wrong message.

#85: OWL Hype... Except for Jaa
December 6th, 2017

OWL pre-season exhibitions are on the horizon, which has everyone hyped except Jaa. We also discuss console players being treated as second class, and properly using the reporting system.

#82: There's No Torb in Team
November 15th, 2017

Torb main ban, the latest Oversumo update, some interesting proposed changes to competitive, and more.

#79: No Jaa till Blizzcon
October 25th, 2017

Overwatch activity, what needs to change in the SR system, OWL rivalries, giftable loot boxes, the return of Dafran, and more.

#78: Two Girls, One Bob
October 18th, 2017

Join us as we discuss the Overwatch Blizzcon schedule, Mercy and Lucio changes, and a spectator mode.

#76: Overwatch League Can't Fail
October 4th, 2017

Lite news week, but we manage to fill the time talking about how Blizzard handles lore, and why Overwatch League can't fail.

#71: Lord Have Mercy
August 30th, 2017

Mercy and D.Va get reworks on the PTR while change with Junkrat, Orisa, and Widow go live. Troll finally gets what he deserves, but reveals exactly how "effective" the reporting system is.

#69: Not an Interview with NotRob
August 16th, 2017

NotRob from Omnic Lab joins us to talk Overwatch, character balance, and, or course, Omnic Lab. We also dig into the PTR.

#65: All Aboard the Buff Train!
July 19th, 2017

Blizzard is being very liberal with the buffs on the PTR. We discuss should they be buffing more and nerfing less, as well as if Overwatch is dying (spoiler alert: no).

#64: Finally. DOOMFIST!
July 12th, 2017

After much speculation, Doomfist is finally here! Also, Jeff Kaplan's thoughts on balance & meta, and Toxicity reaching critical levels.

#62: The Moon is Made Out of Cheese
June 28th, 2017

Recordable highlights, custom reticles, Doomfist vs. Summer Games, the state of Orisa, third party competitive systems, and more.

#61: Goodbye Hog, Hello Reaper?
June 21st, 2017

New map, character balance, interface changes, Twitch partnership, and more. Also, Jaa doesn't want any new events for a while.

#60: It's Been a Good Year
June 14th, 2017

Remembering the last year in Overwatch, incoming changes for arcade and leavers, new bugs, bug fixes, and a final show for one of the hosts.

#58: To The Moon!
June 1st, 2017

Horizon Lunar Colony, Reaper and McCree buffed while Roadhog gets nerfed, latency issues with Reinhardt, and more.

#56: No News, but New Host!
May 17th, 2017

A new host joins WPR, Blizzard remains tight lipped about Anniversary plans, Season 5 hopes, Michael Chu's AMA, SR decay across all ranks, and more.

#55: Leaks, Patches, and PTR.
May 10th, 2017

Leaks/Rumors for the Overwatch Anniversary, changes to competitive assault, PTR updates, Loot Box drop rates, and more.

#54: Hero of My Storm
April 26th, 2017

Overwatch rewards in Nexus Challenge 2.0 are detailed, a netcode discussion prompted by another game, and the Overwatch event cycle.

#50: Support Gets the Shaft... Again.
March 29th, 2017

Supports are getting the SR shaft, players are holding competitive matches for ransom, and can you game the SR system by playing unpopular characters?

#49: Cease Your Resistance!
March 23rd, 2017

Orisa's live, Lucio changes on the way, and Blizzard is looking to reduce ties on Assault maps.

#43: New Bastion, Who Dis?
February 8th, 2017

A surprise update to the PTR, new character balance, Terry Crews reads Doomfist, and more.

#42: Bastion Buff? Really?
February 1st, 2017

Hot on the heels of the latest character balance, Blizzard is already talking about their next target: Bastion.

#38: New Year, New Map, Same WPR.
January 4th, 2017

Oasis is finally available to the public, and we talk about the Overwatch solo experience and how it can be improved.

#37: 2016, Your (Over)Watch Has Ended.
December 28th, 2016

The WPR team talks about the Year in Review video, the state of balance in Overwatch, expectations for 2017, and more in our final show for 2016.

#14: Welcome Home, Ana.
July 19th, 2016

Ana's unleased, D.Va is dangerous, and Zenyatta will make you one with the Iris.

SE: It's Dangerous To Go Alone
June 13th, 2016

Waldy77 returns to the podcast to talk Overwatch on consoles post-release, common problems we've been seeing, as well as solutions.

SE: Console Love
May 17th, 2016

PC is our main squeeze, but tonight we focus on console.

SE: Content Overflow
April 4th, 2016

Let's talk about a recent Jeff Kaplan interview and these incredible Overwatch animated shorts.

#1: Beta Round 2
February 10th, 2016

Round 2 of Overwatch Beta has just kicked off. Jaa and Emery talk the good and bad that came with the updates.

SE: Support
February 2nd, 2016

Support characters are must haves in Overwatch. We talk the good and the bad on this episode.

SE: Tanks
January 25th, 2016

Jaa and Emery talk Tanks on this special edition of Watchpoint.

SE: Defense
January 18th, 2016

A team can't win a game if they can't get the objective. This episode of Watchpoint focuses on the Overwatch's defensive heroes.

SE: Offense
January 11th, 2016

Let's talk Overwatch offense in this special edition of Watchpoint.