With the upcoming release of Overwatch 2, players want to know what the changes will be for the new sequel.
Overwatch 2 will be released on October 4 and the ranked format will have some changes with the release.
The game director has already revealed that there will be skill tiers for Overwatch now. That means you will have to win games to get promoted to the next division instead of receiving SR points for each win you make.
“Players will no longer get one singular SR rating for ranks. Each of the tiers now has multiple sub-tiers. So, you could be like a rank-two gold,” Overwatch 2 game director Aaron Keller said in an interview. “What we want is for people to progress through these ranks over the course of each season.” To do that, rather than moving up or down in rank after every match that you play, after you win seven matches, your rank will be updated at that point.”
This should make Overwatch 2 more like other shooting games, such as Valorant or CS GO,
Overwatch 2 will have 5 tiers. This means your level won’t change after every competitive match, and the climb will be much more difficult now, owboost.com will have new tiers listed where you can choose which rank you wish to get playing your prefered hero.
Should we expect a ranked reset in Overwatch 2?
The developers explain that having a full MMR reset to all accounts will unbalance the game for weeks, if not months and that can be an unpleasant experience for a lot of players, that’s why there won’t be a full MMR reset on accounts.
Overwatch 2 will not have a full MMR reset, but the developers have shown a new SR decay system.
Players who haven’t played in a while will have their MMR lowered as a part of the new decay system.
The PVP mode will change a lot in Overwatch 2. We already knew about many of them, like the change from 6v6 to 5v5, the addition of new heroes, rebalanced characters, the Push game mode, and more maps. Some big changes are also coming into competitive mode.
With the new scoreboard, you will now also be able to check a post-match after-action report. According to the developer, you will be able to look at it while in the queue for ranked games.
All these new changes for Overwatch 2 were taken into consideration with the feedback received from the Overwatch community, streamers, and Overwatch players. In competitive mode, players should anticipate less rank mobility from game to game and be aware that it will be more difficult to advance to those higher tiers.
Blizzard decided to remove the Overwatch 2 scoreboard’s Fire and Medal systems. Blizzard said that the scoreboard is still very much a work in progress and will be introducing a new “Damage Mitigated” number in the near future. The scoreboard has already got a lot of divisive comments from gamers throughout the globe.
It’s encouraging to see that Blizzard is already taking player feedback into account just a few days after the game’s launch, given the long list of fixes and modifications for the new Overwatch 2 beta. Overwatch 2 is entertaining so far. It feels like it will be a different game compared to Overwatch, and players are excitedly awaiting the 4th of October to start playing Overwatch 2.
In conclusion, that’s all we know so far about what will change in Overwatch 2
- PvP will have new seasons every nine weeks, adding a new hero or map at the start of each new season.
- Loot boxes are over. Every season will have a new battle pass, which includes new skins for all characters.
- Ranked system will change, SR rating is replaced for tier divisions.
- New post-match report to help players improve
- Overwatch 2 will have mythic skins. Mythic skins will allow players to customize their skins, and they will come with unique in-game effects.