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You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, Jimmy, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, esports, game play, and more. Join the crew every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! This week on The Payload: We got a new PTR patch! Lots of exciting observer improvements. The crew talks cross-promotion and what we’d like to see Blizzard do for Overwatch. It’s BlizzCon prediction time. Theories fly fast and furious this week. The Overwatch World Cup qualifying teams have been announced; and Overwatch Open starts this Sunday, and the schedule is now live. Also please take some time to support Jake who made our awesome music over at: jakebutineau.ca We’re on Patreon! If you like the show an want to support, head on over to patreon.com/payloadpodcast to learn more! This week we would like to ...

 

Overwatch Open Schedule released

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The Overwatch Open Schedule has been released make sure you check out all the action....

 

Overwatch World Cup top 16 announced

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Players from across the globe were invited and subsequently elected to represent more than 50 countries and regions in the Overwatch World Cup. We have the top 16 here....

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, Jimmy, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the crew every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! This week on The Payload: The news of the week and we start off with a doosey with Chris Metzen announcing he’s retiring, a small patch for Overwatch, Streaking in Competitive Mode (not that kind!), and BlizzCon Goodies! As we went live tons of Overwatch Esports news released and we went over the Overwatch World Cup Europe Knockout Stage, Blizzard bringing casters to talk about observing, Tespa offering over 100k in scholarships for Overwatch, and a new Korean league with over $177k in prizes has emerged. Discussion about Control maps, who to pick, when to pick, and how to play out the different ...

 

Developer Update: High Bandwidth Update

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Lead engineer Tim Ford and senior engineer Philip Orwig took some time to discuss the new High Bandwidth update that Overwatch recently implemented that we wrote about a couple weeks ago. The idea behind this update is that what happens between the server and client will be more real time than it was before (so less getting shot when you ran behind a wall or getting hooked when you shouldn’t have because the server hadn’t updated in that split second yet). This puts the game more on par with how a competitive FPS should work and was a pretty major complaint even in beta. If you want to learn more about this update and the technical details behind it check out the video below:...

 

Overwatch Free Weekend Plus $10 Off Sale

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If you have a Playstation 4 or Xbox One and you don’t currently own Overwatch, you can play it for free right now through the rest of this weekend! Just log into your console, download the game and play for free. All 22 heroes are available as well as all modes being unlocked. You can level up and if you decide to buy later, then you’ll still have the progress you made. If you’re a Heroes of the Storm player, this means you can also download the game, connect it to your battle.net account and you’ll get Tracer as a hero for free as well. If you decide to purchase the game after playing it, Overwatch is currently having a sale where the game is $10 off – this is for any Origins Edition so it also works for PC. Just head on over to http://buyoverwatch.com and pick up your ...

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, Jimmy, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the crew every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! This week on The Payload: We’ve got a new look! A new logo, new social media design, a new stream design, and we’re feeling good! Overwatch will be free to play on console this weekend. The Overwatch team discusses close moments in Overwatch, plays of the game, replays, profile statistics, and the development process. Also please take some time to support Jake who made our awesome music over at: jakebutineau.ca We’re on Patreon! If you like the show an want to support, head on over to patreon.com/payloadpodcast to learn more! This week we would like to thank our MVP’s, Adam B. and Tyler H. We stream ...

 

Don’t waste that Ultimate

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Ultimate abilities can make or break a game with their flashy affects....

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, Jimmy, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the crew every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! This week on The Payload: A large patch including Season 2, Eichenwalde, and multiple balance changes has gone live. The Overwatch development team commits to map balance. The Overwatch World Cup teams have been officially announced. ELeague repsonds to player concerns about format, amenities, and more. Lastly, The Payload crew dives in to different methods to improve your Overwatch game. Also please take some time to support Jake who made our awesome music over at: jakebutineau.ca We’re on Patreon! If you like the show an want to support, head on over to patreon.com/payloadpodcast to learn more! This week we would like to thank our MVP’s, ...

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, Jimmy, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the crew every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! This week on The Payload: The crew recaps the Atlantic Showdown. Support heroes aren’t getting as much XP on the Season 2 PTR. Jeff Kaplan “lightly” touches on the possibility of retiring heroes. The internet explodes. John gets you caught up on the Sombra ARG. There’s a small new patch on the PTR. For the big discussion, The Payload Podcast discusses social features in non-competitive Overwatch. Based on this article by Bruno Dias from zam.com, the group discusses what non-competitive Overwatch would look like without text/voice chat. What did you guys think of the discussion? Send us your emails to thepayload@blizzpro.com. Also please ...

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