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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, 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

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

**Ooops! We misnumbered the show notes. This is actually Episode 36 despite saying Episode 35 multiple times in the show!** 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: Blizzard reveals Eichenwalde, Overwatch’s new hybrid map. The Overwatch team debuts “The Last Bastion” digital short at GamesCom. Season 1 has ended and with Season 2 comes many significant changes. A new major patch has hit the PTR. BMing in Overwatch has never been more rewarding for other players. Overwatch servers go high-bandwidth Jeff Kaplan is a boss and does his Developer Updates in one take without queue cards or a teleprompter. Also please take some time to support Jake who made our

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! Greetings, heroes! We’ve got some fantastic news! Rosh from Fade2Karma will be joining us as a permanent host! Make sure to follow her on Twitter and on Twitch! The Payload Podcast crew had a lot to talk about this week. Here are the highlights: Could Overwatch be the best selling FPS ever? Season 1 of Competitive Play ends next week. The Overwatch team in China banned 7500 accounts. We dissect some blue posts from Geoff Goodman (Zenyatta, Mercy) and Jeff Kaplan (1HL, new features). Last but not least, with season 2 around the corner the group took to critiquing and speculating on Competitive Play,

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! It’s been a relatively slow week in the world of Overwatch, but Kevin, Jimmy, and John keep you up to speed! There’s a special time-limited event in Overwatch: Summer Games. A minor patch has appeared! There’s lots of speculation about Overwatch’s next hero as clues are hidden in new Overwatch material. Blizzard announces the Overwatch World Cup for BlizzCon. This week, Blizzard sent out a couple of massive ban waves for people using exploits and cheats in Overwatch. On the show, we introduce a new segment called Wah-tchpoint: Gibraltar where we take the best and saltiest responses and have a little fun with them.

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! In Ep. 33, we’re back to the normal crew! Here’s what we talked about: Blizzard has announced what’s in this year’s BlizzCon Goodie Bag (in a Box) Blizzard and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up for a series of Overwatch graphic novels. The first in the series will be Overwatch: First Strike. Multiple patches hit in the last week addressing round length and balance changes in the game. ELeague & FaceIt have announced a $300,000 Overwatch tournament in London. Lastly, the guys talk about how 1 hero limited has affected Overwatch and how to best adapt as a player. We also announced our

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! In Ep. 32, Kevin and Jimmy are off doing amazing things in esports so we’ve got a special guest. Liz, also known as Rosh (@F2K_OkayitsRosh) is one of the best Mercy players in the world and the first roster signee with Fade2Karma (@Fade2Karma). In this episode, Rosh gives us incredible insight from a competitive perspective. Here’s what we discussed: There’s a new Overwatch comic, Old Soldiers, featuring Soldier:76, Reaper, and Ana. We discuss a huge Overwatch patch that just hit live servers and their implications for casual, competitive, and professional play. Fnatic signs a new Overwatch team. With one of the best support

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! John is missing this week but we have Jimmy and Kevin to cover this weeks news in Overwatch and it is a doozy!! Ana got announced as the new support hero coming to the game and we go over her toolkit, a warning against hoarding loot boxes before she’s released on live and a new comic showing a bit of her backstory! The PTR is live with Ana and some serious changes to the game. We look at the changes to competitive including a change to one hero limit, shorter Overtime fuses and an increase in spawn timers when Overtime is occurring. We

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! It’s a jampacked show this week on The Payload as the guys discuss Competitive, the changes coming towards the mode in Season 2 and specifically the removal of the coin flip for ties; some members of the Overwatch community have brought up that there are no subtitles in the game and we discuss accessibility in games and specifically with Blizzard. We talk all sorts of Esports news with a new league starting up in Australia and some late breaking news about changes to the ESL format! The episode closes with some speculation about the new hero being heavily teased by Blizzard, and the

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