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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.

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Producer
Jarret Redding
Editor
Jarret Redding

Hosts

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.

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Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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!

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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?

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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).

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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!

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #126: Working as Intended?
September 20th, 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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #117: Impact
July 19th, 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.

Watchpoint Radio #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).

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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!

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #109: Welcome to Year Three!
May 28th, 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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #104: Surprise(s)!
April 18th, 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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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!

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Watchpoint Radio #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.

Blizzcon 2016 Wrap-up
November 7th, 2016

Jarret from Watchpoint Radio joins the gang from WoW! Talk! to discuss Blizzcon 2016!

Watchpoint Radio 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.