Overwatch New Competitive Play System Detailed

Developer Update: Overwatch's Competitive Play

Game director Jeff Kaplan discusses Overwatch’s upcoming Competitive Play mode, giving players an overview of how it works and detailing development changes made since the beta based on player feedback. He also addresses several goals that Overwatch’s developers have for the system in the future.

Key points:

• Arrives end of June
• Season length now around 2.5 months
• Competitive mode format changes, assault game mode changes
• Getting rid of league tiers, displays skill rating (MMR) instead.
• Cosmetic awards for competitive participation, new "golden gun" cosmetic system.