Season End And What to Look For this Fall In Season 2











On August 17th, 5:00 p.m. (P.T) Overwatch competitive play for season 1 will come to a close. At this time, a loose date of September 6th has been set for the start of season 2, but Blizzard’s community manager Lylirra has stated that this is subject to change pending work on system improvements. Players will end the summer season with plenty of rewards for their competitive efforts. As along as they have completed their placement matches for the first season they will receive a unique player icon and spray. However, if a player has placed in the top 500 players of their region or platform, (PC,Xbox,PS4) they will gain an additional player icon and animated spray along with the previously mention season rewards.You will be given these rewards upon your first login after the season offically ends on August 17th. Players can also look to be getting a payout in competitive points based on their highest achieved skill rating that can currently only be used to purchase a golden variant of one hero’s weapon for in game use. The points will be paid out as follows:

  • SR 0-39: 10 CP
  • SR 40-45: 20 CP
  • SR 46-49: 40 CP
  • SR 50-52: 60 CP
  • SR 53-55: 80 CP
  • SR 56-59: 120 CP
  • SR 60-64: 200 CP
  • SR 65+ : 300 CP








Here’s what’s coming for players during the off-season and for the start of competitive play season 2. Players should expect any big balances changes and additional hero releases before the start of season 2. Jeff Kaplan has said that the Overwatch team will be avoiding the release of new heroes and major balance changes mid season. With Overwatch eSports ramping up, this decision by Blizzard makes a lot of sense for keeping Competitive Overwatch stable during each season. The Overwatch team has also said that the 1 hero limit has been a success and will not be changing for season 2. Potential big changes we may see this off-season will probably be the release of Sombra, along with any buffs/nerfs the Overwatch team is considering. Also expect more changes to the Overtime/Sudden Death systems along with a level difference cap when grouping with other players as a deterrent for boosting lower skill ratings. With season end not far off I’m sure the Overwatch team will have even more information regarding the second season of competitive play, and we can all look forward to it this September.

Written by- Tyler Deleeuw


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