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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: The crew is back after a 2 week hiatus! Sorry for the longer-than-normal episode! Could Overwatch’s Halloween event be coming soon? Jeff Kaplan posts another Developer Update regarding Symmetra, hero balance, new heroes, and new maps. Congratulations to Misfits overtaking EnVyUs for the finals of the $300,000 Overwatch Open! OGN Announces APEX Season 1 The APAC Premier Main Event begins. For our strategy segment this week, the crew discusses Payload strategy (our favorite!). Whether it’s offense, defense, picking the right hero composition, or overall strategy, we’ve got you covered! Also please take some time to support Jake who made

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

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

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

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