Season Four Begins and Brings Changes to Competitive Play

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In a post on the Overwatch Blog, Blizzard announced the beginning of Overwatch’s fourth season of Competitive Play. This season brings with it a number of changes to Competitive Play’s ladder system, and changes to some of the game’s mechanics. The first change is a tweak to the game’s skill rating decay system, which was introduced in season two. The …

Developer Talks Competitive Play Season 3 Changes

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In a forum post yesterday, Overwatch principal designer Scott Mercer talked about the upcoming changes to competitive play that would be released once Season 3 launches. The principal desiger only mentioned two large changes to the format, and even those seem small compared to the major changes from Season 1 to Season 2. The first change Mercer announced was a shorter …

Overwatch Patch – September 1st, 2016

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Blizzard released a new balance patch which also announces the beginning of Competitive Play’s second season. The second season of Competitive Play includes a massive overhaul to Overwatch’s Competitive Play mode, that involves a larger MMR scale and distinct player tiers. The patch introduces the first new map since release. Eichenwalde is an assault payload map that was previewed at Gamescom in …