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