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Published on Jan 17, 2017
Game director Jeff Kaplan discusses the Overwatch team's philosophy behind PTR testing. ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood, Use of Tobacco, Violence.
He goes into detail about console certification processes, hero balance, and PTR testing incentives.
00:14 – Jeff discusses Blizzard's PTR philosophy 01:49 – Why is the PTR not available to console players? 02:41 – Jeff discusses the patching process on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 04:57 – Why aren't there incentives for players who participate on the PTR? 06:36 – Jeff talks about Sombra balance changes 08:17 – Jeff talks about Roadhog's hook and balance changes 09:33 – Jeff talks about D.Va balance changes 11:29 – Jeff talks about Ana balance changes 12:32 – Feedback from players and statistics from the PTR helps us immensely 13:50 – Jeff thanks the Overwatch community and PTR participants