The second season of Overwatch’s Competitive Play is set to be kicking off very soon, with developer Blizzard finally announcing the official date when it will begin. We won’t have to be waiting much longer at all, as the second season will commence on September 6th across all platforms.
As for what is changing in season 2, there are a multiple things to look out for. Among these include the removal of Sudden Death, as games will no be able to end in a draw and will award points to all players in these situations. Assault and Hybrid maps are now set to operate on a time bank feature, and the rankings themselves will now be on a scale from 1 to 5,000. Finally, players who lose repeatedly will not fall below a certain tier no matter how many times they lose.
The following is a breakdown of the ranking system for Competitive Play season 2:
- 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
One thing to note for those who are looking to climb the rankings is that if you don’t play for over a week you will be removed from the top 500. As long as you log in for at least one game per week there won’t be any issues, so be sure to keep that in mind while playing.
Overwatch is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.