Watchpoint Radio – Overwatch News, Discussion, and Community
Watchpoint Radio – Overwatch News, Discussion, and Community
Overwatch News, Discussion, and Community
Jul 18 • 95 min
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.
#116: The Stuff You Didn’t Think About [/w Foo]
Jul 12 • 134 min
With not much in terms of news this week, we bring on Grand Master player Foo to discuss his thoughts on our newest heroes, LFG, and more.
#115: He Came in Like a Wrecking Ball
Jul 4 • 103 min
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
Jun 27 • 79 min
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.
Jun 20 • 64 min
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
Jun 13 • 94 min
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.
Jun 6 • 98 min
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 30 • 103 min
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 24 • 61 min
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 16 • 83 min
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 9 • 100 min
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 2 • 107 min
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…
#105: Changes, Changes, and More Changes
Apr 25 • 137 min
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.
Apr 17 • 72 min
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
Apr 11 • 87 min
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
Apr 4 • 102 min
Jaa’s back and has some thoughts on recent changes in Overwatch. We also discuss Archives and Retribution, as well as rewarding good behavior.
#101: Brigitte and the PTR Report
Mar 28 • 78 min
Bob is joined by IcySorrow and TotemlyDrunk to discuss Brigitte and a crazy PTR.
#100: Episode ONE Hundred
Mar 21 • 153 min
Jaa, Bob, Mikey, and Bond celebrate 100 episodes of Watchpoint Radio!
#99: Overwatch is Voltron
Mar 14 • 92 min
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.
#98: Is it Brigitte, Brigitte, or Brigitte?
Mar 7 • 106 min
Brigitte is on the PTR, and has already had a round of changes made. Additionally, we talk Sombra’s impact, and the most played characters per rank.
#97: Make Way for Hero 27
Feb 28 • 92 min
Hero 27 is on the horizon along with season 9. New character balance is sure to shake things up.
#96: Shadows [Interview with Grayson Peters of LUPIN Productions]
Feb 21 • 99 min
This week Grayson Peters joins us to discuss his upcoming Widowmaker fan film.
#95: Capture the Dog
Feb 14 • 78 min
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
Feb 7 • 124 min
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
Jan 31 • 47 min
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?
Jan 24 • 104 min
Deathblow from the High Noon Podcast joins us this week to discuss the long-awaited Cosmetic update, Blizzard World, and more.
#91: What to Do About Mercy? [/w John Horstmann]
Jan 17 • 109 min
Overwatch League premiered last week, but hasn’t been the only talk of the Overwatch community. What are we going to do about res?
#90: This Episode is Not About Overwatch League
Jan 10 • 83 min
Patch notes, movement on the PTR, and does Reinhardt need a buff?
#89: New Year, New Overwatch? [w/ NotRob of Omnic Lab]
Jan 3 • 110 min
Overwatch is kicking off the new year with a new competitive season with fresh changes, and we’re kicking off the new year with special guest host Rob May of Omnic Lab.
#88: 2017 Overwatch Wrap-up
Dec 27, 2017 • 133 min
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
Dec 20, 2017 • 79 min
New changes on the PTR and the debate about one-tricking continues, and Blizzard might be sending the wrong message.
#86: Returning to the Winter Wonderland
Dec 13, 2017 • 89 min
Winter Wonderland Returns as we get our first taste of Overwatch League!
#85: OWL Hype… Except for Jaa
Dec 6, 2017 • 103 min
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.
#84: The Man Behind the Meta [Interview w/ Switch of Omnic Meta]
Nov 29, 2017 • 84 min
Switch from Omnic Meta joins us to give us a peek behind the Omnic curtain, talk trends, data, and give his thoughts on Overwatch’s newest hero: Moira.
#83: Moria, Blizzard World, and Good Conversation [w/ Andres of Omnic Lab]
Nov 22, 2017 • 130 min
Andres from Omnic Lab joins us to talk current patch notes, what’s on the PTR, eAthlete behavior, and if Overwatch deserve eSports Game of the Year.
#82: There’s No Torb in Team
Nov 15, 2017 • 116 min
Torb main ban, the latest Oversumo update, some interesting proposed changes to competitive, and more.
#81: New Character, New Map, Same Overwatch.
Nov 8, 2017 • 119 min
Blizzcon has passed, but gave us a new character, map, and a bunch of information on Overwatch League. Is it enough to get excited about?
Blizzcon 2017 Wrap-up
Nov 6, 2017 • 104 min
We mash up Watchpoint Radio, WoW! Talk!, and The Tauren & The Goblin to cover Blizzcon 2017!
#80: Mercy Died During This Recording
Nov 1, 2017 • 150 min
Jaa returns, Mercy dies, ELO hell, the latest in OWL team reveals, dropping player rates, and something to look forward to.
#79: No Jaa till Blizzcon
Oct 25, 2017 • 72 min
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
Oct 18, 2017 • 88 min
Join us as we discuss the Overwatch Blizzcon schedule, Mercy and Lucio changes, and a spectator mode.
#77: Endless Junkenstein [/w Kinder of Fragging Out Podcast]
Oct 11, 2017 • 106 min
Dr. Junkenstein returns again this year with some changes, Overwatch League is causing Activision stocks to drop, and important change to ultimates go live.
#76: Overwatch League Can’t Fail
Oct 4, 2017 • 98 min
Lite news week, but we manage to fill the time talking about how Blizzard handles lore, and why Overwatch League can’t fail.
#75: There’s a New DPS in Town
Sep 27, 2017 • 112 min
The community seems to have adapted to D.Va’s changes quickly, the Overwatch team is going heavy on anti-toxicity, and there are some bugs and exploits flying around.
WPR Special Announcement: Prepare to Attack
Sep 22, 2017 • 11 min
We’ve been keeping our latest project (somewhat) quiet, but not it’s here! We are pleased to announced our new podcast series: Prepare to Attack!
#74: Not Family Friendly [w/ Thorn & Thyst of Lagging Balls Podcast]
Sep 20, 2017 • 138 min
Jaa and Bob are joined by Thorn and Thyst of the Lagging Balls podcast to talk Junkertown, D.Va, and Mercy patch going live, Jeff Kaplan’s Play Nice Play Fair dev update, effective communications, and more.
#73: Community Controlled Competition [Interview with RaspNogar of COW League]
Sep 13, 2017 • 110 min
RaspNogar joins us this week to talk COW League Minutemen events and community controlled competitive scene.
#72: Hog Ain’t Dead Yet
Sep 6, 2017 • 90 min
As season 6 kicks off, Roadhog’s latest buff puts him back in the game.
#71: Lord Have Mercy
Aug 30, 2017 • 124 min
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.
#70: Change is Good. Change is Bad.
Aug 23, 2017 • 99 min
New map Junkertown has been revealed along with changes to D.Va and competitive season 6.
#69: Not an Interview with NotRob
Aug 16, 2017 • 95 min
NotRob from Omnic Lab joins us to talk Overwatch, character balance, and, or course, Omnic Lab. We also dig into the PTR.
#68: The (Coaching) Game Has Changed [Interview w/ Zhouster from Mayhem.GG]
Aug 9, 2017 • 89 min
Summer Games kicks off, and Zhouster joins us to talk about how Mayhem.GG is aiming to change player coaching.
#67: Never Forget to Stay Positive (feat. Skyline)
Aug 2, 2017 • 90 min
eSports commentator and YouTuber, Skyline, joins us to talk his videos, good and bad of Overwatch, and how he helps the community.
#66: Doomfist Wears The Pants at Talon
Jul 26, 2017 • 101 min
Doomfist is the boss, weapon skins may become a reality, no ARG, and upcoming Roadhog changes.
#65: All Aboard the Buff Train!
Jul 19, 2017 • 89 min
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!
Jul 12, 2017 • 100 min
After much speculation, Doomfist is finally here! Also, Jeff Kaplan’s thoughts on balance & meta, and Toxicity reaching critical levels.
#63: Welcome to Bootcamp! (Interview w/ Spiffy + MyGun of Wawa’s Bootcamp)
Jul 5, 2017 • 109 min
Spiffy and MyGun from Wawa’s Bootcamp join the WPR team to talk about helping players improve through community.
#62: The Moon is Made Out of Cheese
Jun 28, 2017 • 103 min
Recordable highlights, custom reticles, Doomfist vs. Summer Games, the state of Orisa, third party competitive systems, and more.
#61: Goodbye Hog, Hello Reaper?
Jun 21, 2017 • 104 min
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
Jun 14, 2017 • 142 min
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.
#59: Does Anyone Actually Enjoy Placement Matches?
Jun 7, 2017 • 130 min
Bob’s thoughts on upcoming character balance, Season 5 kicks off, and how to improve Overwatch broadcasting.
#58: To The Moon!
Jun 1, 2017 • 66 min
Horizon Lunar Colony, Reaper and McCree buffed while Roadhog gets nerfed, latency issues with Reinhardt, and more.
#57: Happy Anniversary, Heroes!
May 24, 2017 • 90 min
Overwatch Anniversary event, recent character balance, Overwatch Contenders, and SR Boosting services.
#56: No News, but New Host!
May 17, 2017 • 74 min
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 10, 2017 • 103 min
Leaks/Rumors for the Overwatch Anniversary, changes to competitive assault, PTR updates, Loot Box drop rates, and more.
#54: Hero of My Storm
Apr 26, 2017 • 80 min
Overwatch rewards in Nexus Challenge 2.0 are detailed, a netcode discussion prompted by another game, and the Overwatch event cycle.
#53: Genji Maining. Not Just for Overwatch.
Apr 19, 2017 • 80 min
Not much news, so we are covering the competitive meta across all tiers, as well as talking Overwatch in Heroes of the Storm, and more.
#52: Best. Uprising. Ever.
Apr 13, 2017 • 102 min
Today we focus on the very awesome Overwatch Uprising event!
#51: Uprising, Team Building, and Team Tilting
Apr 4, 2017 • 78 min
More Overwatch lore headed our way, and discussions on team building and team tilting.
#50: Support Gets the Shaft… Again.
Mar 29, 2017 • 87 min
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!
Mar 23, 2017 • 71 min
Orisa’s live, Lucio changes on the way, and Blizzard is looking to reduce ties on Assault maps.
#48: Straight From the Kaplan’s Mouth
Mar 14, 2017 • 71 min
The origins of character kits, building the world of Overwatch, PTR reverts, and upcoming changes.
#47: When Do We Get to Shoot People?
Mar 8, 2017 • 96 min
Impending barrier build up, upcoming character balance, and Mikey fires shots over D.Va.
#46: The Bastion Meta is Upon Us
Mar 1, 2017 • 90 min
Season 4 changes, Bastion salt, keeping up with Efi, and saving Reaper.
#45: No Doomfist For You!
Feb 22, 2017 • 93 min
New heroes that aren’t Doomfist, D.Va backlash, Season 4 hopes, and more.
#44: Roadhog 2.1, the Tragedy That is Bastion, and Fake News.
Feb 15, 2017 • 63 min
Talking the latest Roadhog and Bastion build on the PTR, as well as unsubstantiated Doomfist rumors.
#43: New Bastion, Who Dis?
Feb 8, 2017 • 110 min
A surprise update to the PTR, new character balance, Terry Crews reads Doomfist, and more.
#42: Bastion Buff? Really?
Feb 1, 2017 • 96 min
Hot on the heels of the latest character balance, Blizzard is already talking about their next target: Bastion.
#41: Welcome to the Year of the Rooster
Jan 25, 2017 • 87 min
The Year of the Rooster event brings new content, but also new character balance.
#40: The PTR Doesn’t Care What You Think
Jan 18, 2017 • 85 min
More PTR talk, character balance, sending D.Va to die, lore talk, and more.
#39: Nerf This!? Challenge Accepted.
Jan 11, 2017 • 107 min
Roadhog balanced, D.Va nerfed, Mercy x Genji, map rotation, and more.
#38: New Year, New Map, Same WPR.
Jan 4, 2017 • 86 min
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.
Dec 28, 2016 • 81 min
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.
#36: Keep it in Your Pants, Torbjorn.
Dec 21, 2016 • 79 min
Tracers gay, Torbjorn can’t keep it in his pants, we hope you like Tanks, and there is still hope for Sombra.
#35: Beastmode Symmetra in a Winter Wonderland
Dec 14, 2016 • 102 min
Winter Wonderland is live as well as the new Symmetra, who is bringing the pain.
#34: The Platinum Promised Land
Dec 7, 2016 • 80 min
Season 3 kicks off. Complaining ensues. What’s going on?
#33: Double Tap the Trigger
Nov 30, 2016 • 66 min
Talking 3v3 Competitive, Terry Crews as Doom Fist, and Competitive Season 3.
#32: Symmetra is Here to Restore Order
Nov 23, 2016 • 97 min
Symmetra’s changes, hopeful changes to competitive mode in the future, and dig into some user Feedback.
#31: Overwatch 188.8.131.52 #MakeTurretsGreatAgain
Nov 16, 2016 • 90 min
Patch 184.108.40.206 is here, but will Sombra, the new Arcade, and single pick Quick Play be enough to draw players back to Overwatch?
#30: Blizzcon Blessings
Nov 9, 2016 • 92 min
New character. New game modes, New maps. New Overwatch.
Blizzcon 2016 Wrap-up
Nov 7, 2016 • 91 min
Jarret from Watchpoint Radio joins the gang from WoW! Talk! to discuss Blizzcon 2016!
#29: Is it the Player, or the Game?
Nov 2, 2016 • 99 min
Some competitive talk, Sombra, Reinhardt tips, and more as Blizzcon 2016 approaches.
#28: The Good, the Bad, and the PTR
Oct 26, 2016 • 103 min
The changes on the Overwatch PTR could shake up the meta and right some placement wrongs.
#27: The Meta is not Gospel
Oct 19, 2016 • 101 min
The pro-meta isn’t for everyone. Don’t force it.
#26: Overwatch Halloween Party and the Fault in Competitive Matchmaking
Oct 12, 2016 • 104 min
Halloween comes to Overwatch as we sneak a peak at Sombra and break down Competitive Matchmaking.
#25: Blame Your Placement Matches… Maybe?
Oct 5, 2016 • 54 min
Could your initial placement in in Season 2 be throwing off the SR system?
#24: Saving Widowmaker and Begging for Unranked Competitive
Sep 28, 2016 • 93 min
Balance update on horizon for a few heroes as the community clamors for single hero pick quick play.
#23: Unraveling the SR Mystery and Stopping (N)Ana
Sep 21, 2016 • 75 min
Nano Boost got you down? It shouldn’t after this episode.
#22: Metzen, Climbing Season 2, and The (Limited?) Future of Overwatch.
Sep 14, 2016 • 93 min
Overwatch may be crushing your game type fantasies.
#21: Season 2 Salty Solo Cast
Sep 6, 2016 • 49 min
Season 2 is here and Jaa is salty.
#20: Riding Low Tiers, Helping Healers, and Fixing Quick Play.
Aug 31, 2016 • 77 min
Final tweaks are being made for season 2. Will it be enough?
#19: Buffs, Nerfs, and Eichenwalde. Life on the PTR!
Aug 24, 2016 • 98 min
The PTR shows what’s on the horizon for Overwatch. Nothing going on right now. Let’s check it out.
#18: Season 2, Character balance, and Eichenwalde Inbound!
Aug 17, 2016 • 86 min
Changes to competitive mode, characters, and even servers. New map too!
#17: Community Scorn, Loot Box Stats, and What is Defense?
Aug 10, 2016 • 91 min
Loot Boxes are still a hot topic, Sombra’s dropping more clues, and are defense heroes actually best for defense?
#16: Summer Games, Crying Games, and the “Fall” of Mercy.
Aug 3, 2016 • 83 min
Blizzard surprises us with Summer Games, community surprises them with outrage.
#15: Patch Aftermath, Data Leak, and Quién es Sombra?
Jul 26, 2016 • 110 min
Sombra rumors during a huge data leak? Coincidence? WE THINK NOT!
#14: Welcome Home, Ana.
Jul 19, 2016 • 75 min
Ana’s unleased, D.Va is dangerous, and Zenyatta will make you one with the Iris.
#13: No Time To Be Selfish in Competitive
Jul 12, 2016 • 75 min
Selfish players don’t belong in competitive mode.
#12: Competitive Woes
Jul 5, 2016 • 85 min
Competitive mode is here, but should it be?
#11: Competitive, Counter Picks, and the McCree I used to know.
Jun 21, 2016 • 111 min
Let’s talk about competition, counter picking, McCree, and more.
#10.5: It’s Dangerous To Go Alone
Jun 13, 2016 • 61 min
Waldy77 returns to the podcast to talk Overwatch on consoles post-release, common problems we’ve been seeing, as well as solutions.
#10: There Are No Tiers In Overwatch
Jun 7, 2016 • 111 min
Reminder that there aren’t any tiers, DLC rumors, nerfs and buffs, and introducing WPR Tips.
#9: Your Watch Has Begun
May 24, 2016 • 67 min
Launch day is here! Your watch has begun!
#8.5: Console Love
May 17, 2016 • 51 min
PC is our main squeeze, but tonight we focus on console.
#8: Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
May 10, 2016 • 70 min
DMCA takedowns, Open Beta thoughts, new Overwatch story content, and more.
#7: Closed Beta Curtain Call
Apr 26, 2016 • 83 min
Final patch notes, lore content, The Story of Overwatch, and more.
#6: Read the patch notes, you animals!
Apr 12, 2016 • 84 min
Competitive play, netcode improvements, patch notes, and more… You animals.
#5.5: Content Overflow
Apr 4, 2016 • 78 min
Let’s talk about a recent Jeff Kaplan interview and these incredible Overwatch animated shorts.
#5: Premades, Poses, and Patches.
Mar 29, 2016 • 119 min
Two big patches, premade group stats, and anger over a pose.
#4: 3/8 Patch, Lag Compensation, and Hero Stacking
Mar 15, 2016 • 64 min
Two patches in two weeks. Maybe the next one can adjust lag compensation.
#3: How’s That Patch Treating Ya?
Mar 1, 2016 • 96 min
Recent patch changes, hacking, the art of pushing, Jeff Kaplan, and more on this episode of Watchpoint Radio
#2: A great week for Torbjorn and Bastion.
Feb 16, 2016 • 55 min
If you’re a Torb or Bastion player you probably had the time of your life this week.
#1: Beta Round 2
Feb 10, 2016 • 108 min
Round 2 of Overwatch Beta has just kicked off. Jaa and Emery talk the good and bad that came with the updates.
Feb 2, 2016 • 54 min
Support characters are must haves in Overwatch. We talk the good and the bad on this episode.
Jan 25, 2016 • 51 min
Jaa and Emery talk Tanks on this special edition of Watchpoint.
Jan 18, 2016 • 81 min
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.
Jan 11, 2016 • 55 min
Let’s talk Overwatch offense in this special edition of Watchpoint.
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