Articles About Images Videos

Overwatch

is a multiplayer first-person shooter in development by Blizzard Entertainment. read more

8.2

Season 2, new map, and other Overwatch news

Author: Dmytro Voloshyn
02-Sep-2016

Category: News

The second Season of Competitive Play in Overwatch started today. Blizzard has gathered players feedback and implemented a bunch of changes. Let's take a close look at each of them.

Season 2, new map, and other Overwatch news
The second Season of Competitive Play in Overwatch started today, along with a school year. Blizzard has gathered players feedback and implemented a bunch of changes. Let's take a close look at each of them.

Skill Rating Changes

Forget about 100 Ranks and welcome 5000 Ranks! New skill ratings will now range from 1 to 5000. Also, the developers have introduced a decay for players above 3000 Rank:

"We’re also implementing skill rating decay. Now, players with a skill rating above 3000 will need to stay active in order to maintain their status. If they aren’t able to complete at least one competitive match every 7 days, they will lose 50 points from their skill rating for every 24 hours they’re out of the action. The decline will stop once the player completes a competitive match, and their skill rating won’t drop below 3000."

Skill Tiers

Coming from Heroes of the Storm, or Starcraft (or any other game that introduced the idea first), is a"new" tier system for Season 2. As shown in the image below, there are 7 tiers that divide 5000 Rank points among themselves:

Season 2, new map, and other Overwatch news

Grouping Restrictions

Of course, Grouping Restrictions come along with Skill Tiers. The idea is that you have a gap of skill rating in which system allows you to play.

Season 2, new map, and other Overwatch news

Other changes and a new map

Other changes include competitive points rework, leaver system improvement, removal of Sudden Death (finally!), and changes to TOP 500. You can read more about them at the official news blog.

Source:
https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20271526
Rate this article
- 0 - 0

Comments



Back

Other articles

16-Feb-2017

Overwatch Was Twitch's Most Watched 2016 Game

at: Overwatch
author: David Lozada
category:

New Twitch infographics released today not only reveal Overwatch as 2016's most watched game on the platform, but information on money raised for...

1 0
0
10-Feb-2017

Overwatch to fix Winston and Roadhog

at: Overwatch
author: Tim Kallman
category:

Overwatch released a new PTR build with changes to both Roadhog and Winston. Play the PTR to see how the changes affect the game.

1 0
0
08-Feb-2017

Overwatch Gets a Server Browser

at: Overwatch
author: Tim Kallman
category:

More Overwatch updates are to come, including a new game mode, sharing custom game modes, and a kickass server browser to jump right into the action.

1 0
0
31-Jan-2017

Overwatch's Bastion about to be Reworked

at: Overwatch
author: Alex Borg
category:

Overwatch's robotic Bastion is facing a change of direction in the upcoming weeks as he switches to an anti-tank role. Overwatch game designer Geoff...

1 0
1
24-Jan-2017

Overwatch Year of the Rooster Event Live with New Game Mode

at: Overwatch
author: Nate Bermudez
category:

The Year of the Rooster event is now live in Overwatch. It adds 100 new seasonal cosmetic items and a new game mode. Also a special fireworks display...

1 0
0
19-Jan-2017

Overwatch Year of the Rooster Event Coming January 24

at: Overwatch
author: Nate Bermudez
category:

Good luck and great fortune await you in Overwatch's Year of the Rooster event coming January 24. No specific details have been given but expect...

0 0
0
26-Dec-2016

Overwatch’s First Queer Character Revealed

at: Overwatch
author: Anthony Morales
category:

Overwatch's first queer character has been revealed in the games' official comic series, revolving around how mascot Tracer races around London to...

0 0
0
04-Dec-2016

Overwatch Christmas Event potentially leaked!

at: Overwatch
author: Theo Crowshaw
category:

Its time to have yourself a merry little Christmas! Overwatch has just potentially had its Christmas Event details partially leaked by a French site,...

2 0
1