The Overwatch Season 2 Competitive Play launches on the 6th of September and Blizzard has some important information about the new season. Overwatch director James Kaplan confirmed there will be changes in Season 2. But prior to that, a public test realm (PTR) will be held soon.
One of the major changes seen in the upcoming Overwatch Season 2 is the skill rating scale. In an interview with Kaplan, he said, ?We’re also trying to take the focus a little bit away from skill rating. We don’t want that number to be what you associate with you as a competitive player.”
Sudden Death will not be incorporated in the new ?Overwatch? Season 2. Kaplan adds, ?Ties should be very very rare on the hybrid maps and the payloads. On the payloads, the only times that a tie is realistically going to happen is if nobody pushes the cart at all… On hybrids, ties will only happen if nobody initially captures the payload.”
There will be no draws in the game. If it happens, all points will be rewarded to players. The Overwatch Season 2 Competitive Play ranking system is as follows:
- Bronze: 1 to 1,499
- Silver: 1, 500 to 1,999
- Gold: 2,000 to 2,499
- Platinum: 2,500 to 2,999
- Diamond: 3,000 to 3,499
- Master: 3,500 to 3,999
- Grandmaster: 4,000 to 5,000
According to Attack of the Fanboy, rankings are affected when players fail to play for over a week. It is advisable to login at least once a week in order to stay in the top 500 rankings. The matchmaking system in the ?Overwatch? Season 2 Competitive Play is harder. The latest update reveal that, skilled players will be chosen.
What’s Due in Overwatch’s Future
Meanwhile, Jeff Kaplan confirms the possible retirement of some Overwatch characters if the roster increases. This is to make sure the game gets the balance it needs. He thus further confirmed that they will not remove fan favorite characters from the game.
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