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You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, and Jimmy 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: Season 3 has ended. Season 4 starts Tuesday at 4PM PT. Could Efi Oladele be the new Overwatch Hero? Jeff Kaplan isn’t tweeting yet! Esports Fastbreak Nate Nanzer participates in an Overwatch League Q&A in Korea. 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., Jay A., Correl, and Tomi H. We stream ourselves recording the show live every week over at www.twitch.tv/blizzpro

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, and Jimmy 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: Season 3 ends February 21st. Blizzard cracks down on cheating. New heroes are on the way, but #24 isn’t who you think it is. An online petition to limit low-effort content and highlight high-effort content on /r/overwatch is met with mixed reviews. NRG signs iddqd. Rogue moves to Vegas. eUnited picks up ex-Reunited. This week discuss hero ultimate synergy and some practical steps to identify when your team has ultimates that work well together. Due to audio issues, there is no video this week. Also please take some time to support Jake who made our awesome music over at: jakebutineau.ca We’re

 

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, and Jimmy 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 are joined by Jamerson (Twitter, Twitch) to discuss esports and more. A new PTR patch is live. Jeff Kaplan publishes another Developer Update regarding the new Server Browser feature. This week’s Esports Fastbreak. TwoEasy forms Bench Boys Kungarna & Splyce merge. Overwatch World Rankings. 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., Jay A., Correl, and Tomi H. We stream ourselves

 

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, and Jimmy 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 discusses the NGE Winter Premiere and APEX Season 2 in this week’s Esports Fastbreak. Michael Chu answers, “Who is in the payload on Hollywood?“ Geoff Goodman discusses some potential Bastion changes coming to PTR soon. Geoff Goodman discusses a change coming to D.Va’s defense matrix. This week, the team discusses all the different resources they use to stay up to date in Overwatch. They include: General News: twitter.com/playoverwatch playoverwatch.com overwatch.blizzpro.com reddit.com/r/overwatch Esports: over.gg winstonslab.com wiki.teamliquid.net reddit.com/r/competitiveoverwatch Developer Posts/Interviews: Overstalk.io RSS Feeds Feedly.com Apple News Random Favorites: twitter.com/overwatchTXT twitter.com/overwatchgg Also please take some time to support Jake who

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, and Jimmy 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: Overwatch hits 25m active players worldwide. The Year of the Rooster Event is live. Winston’s Journey to the West animated comic. A new patch is on live servers on all platforms. This week we debut the first Overwatch Esports Fastbreak. Please send us your feedback on this segment! Email us, Tweet us, leave us a review, or join us at discord.gg/blizzpro. This week in Blue Posts: Jeff discusses different variables the team considers when balancing Overwatch. Jeff comments on console feedback. Also please take some time to support Jake who made our awesome music over at: jakebutineau.ca We’re on Patreon! If you

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, and Jimmy 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! On this episode of The Payload: The crew welcomes Skyline (YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, Discord) to the show. “The Year of the Rooster” Overwatch event is teased for January 24th. Jeff Kaplan posts another Developer Update: PTR Philosophy The Miami Heat invest in esports organization Misfits. Cloud9 signs GODS, drops KyKy. TwoEasy is dropped from FaZe Clan. The crew gets caught up on the NGE Winter Premiere and APEX Season 2. John, Skyline, Jimmy, and Rosh discuss map mastery and how to up your game with map awareness. Make sure to follow Skyline on all of the platforms above to stay up to date with

 

Developer Update | PTR Philosophy

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Jeff Kaplan is back with the first Developer Update of 2017. We’ll give you the highlights but make to watch the full video! Console PTR Jeff addresses some of the questions about the PTR (Public Test Region) and why it isn’t available on console. In short, his answer comes down to coordinating with Microsoft and Sony’s ecosystems vs. Blizzard’s own ecosytem. The Overwatch team uses the time they gain from a PC PTR to acquire certification for a simultaneous patch release on all platforms. Purpose of PTR While giving feedback on balance changes is important and helpful, Jeff reiterates that there are other important features being tested on the PTR. Incentivizing PTR The team is not opposed to incentivizing the PTR with rewards like loot boxes or a portion of experience transferring back to live regions. However, in comparison with developing features that would affect all players, the Overwatch team hasn’t found

 

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, and Jimmy 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! On this episode of The Payload: The team goes in-depth with the latest PTR Patch Notes. The Overwatch Winter Premiere is ongoing. The crew discusses major changes in Overwatch esports as teams disband and reorganize 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., Jay A., Correl, and Tomi H. We stream ourselves recording the show live every week over at www.twitch.tv/blizzpro Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Pacific. If

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, and Jimmy 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: Make sure to sign in before January 2nd and get your 5 free lootboxes! Diablo 20th anniversary in-game goodies are coming to Overwatch and other Blizzard games. Overwatch becomes the 2nd most popular game-specific subreddit behind League of Legends. The crew discusses Blizzard’s behavior concerning nerfs and buffs. Symmetra’s new rework has been on live servers for a few weeks now. How has she been doing? The Payload crew dissects where they’ve seen Symmetra work best, how to play with her, and how to play against her. Make sure to find Jamerson on Twitter @JetSetJamerson on on Twitch at twitch.tv/jetsetjamerson.

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: “Reflections,” a new Overwatch digital comic, reveals a ton of lore. IEM Gyeonngi and MLG Vegas were this past weekend. The crew discusses the most important Blue posts from the past week. 2016 is nearly gone and The Payload Podcast takes some time to reflect on 2016 and look forward to 2017. Jeff Kaplan posted another Developer Update: Year in Review. Last, but not least, the crew says their goodbye’s to Kevin who announced he will be leaving the show for the next step in his career at Blizzard Entertainment. We wish him all the best and know it wont

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