Overwatch's First Competitive Season Ends In Two Weeks

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Overwatch’s competitive mode has been a divisive subject for much of its first season, but Blizzard stated upfront that change is in the cards. Season two is just around the corner.


Blizzard announced that season one will end on August 17 at 5 PM PT. Season two is currently scheduled to kick off on September 6, but that could change depending on how long it takes Blizzard to implement various improvements. Among other things, that’ll include alterations to the skill rating system to make it feel less disheartening and the total elimination of sudden death rounds.

If took a crack at season one, you won’t be leaving empty handed. Even if all you did was complete your placement matches, you’ll get a special spray and player icon. If you made it into the top 500 in your region, you’ll nab an additional player icon and an animated (!!!) spray.

NOW FOR THE PART ABOUT GOLDEN GUNS, which is probably why anyone is actually here. With the season’s conclusion comes competitive point distribution. You can use competitive points to buy golden weapon skins. Here’s how points will be allocated based on your skill rating:

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

Have you played in Overwatch’s first competitive season? What do you think? What’s the highest rank you’ve achieved?

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Babak Abrishamchian

So I did a little explanation about the biggest issue with competitive a while back. For anyone in lower levels (30-40s) don’t feel bad for your rank. Overwatch’s current ranking system is highly broken and skewed towards pre-made groups of high skill and professional players. At the moment, most skilled players can’t get out of the low 50s (myself included at 55) so don’t worry if you didn’t do so well this season. In the coming seasons, I’m sure Blizzard is gonna fix the massive issues with the ranking system.