JoshNash-1223 submitted Welcome to Season 28 of Competitive Play 19 hours ago
Welcome to Season 28 of Competitive Play

Season 28 of Competitive Play is here!

Unlocked at level 25, Competitive Play is designed for those players who want to put their skills to the test, and offers a more serious experience than our Quick Play or Arcade Modes.


Before you can kick off your competitive career, every player will be required to complete five placement matches in a selected role to obtain their seasonal skill rating for that role. Within the standard Role Queue competitive mode, players will earn separate skill ratings (SR) for each role in Competitive Play, for a total of three distinct SRs. This rating will be a number between 1 and 5000, with higher values indicating a greater skill level. Players will also be assigned a tier per role based on their rating—Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, or Grandmaster – and climbing into the next tier is possible as you improve. Open Queue will utilize the same rating and tier system, but since there is no Role Queue system, you will have a separate, single SR reflective of your performance across all heroes within this game mode.

Skill ratings and tier icons will be visible at the beginning of every match. As you compete, your selected role or Open Queue skill rating will increase or decrease with each win or loss based on a number of factors, including your own performance and the skill of the other players in the match.

A detailed breakdown of the skill tiers, along with icons and information about the corresponding skill ratings can be found by pressing the “Information” button under the Competitive Play menu.


In addition to experiencing the thrill of victory, players can also unlock unique rewards through Competitive Play. Anyone who completes their placement matches in any role or Open Queue during a Competitive Season will receive a special spray and player icon.

On top of that, as you complete competitive matches, you’ll earn a currency called Competitive Points. When the season concludes, you’ll also receive a number of Competitive Points based on the highest Skill Tier you obtained during the season per role to spend on golden versions of your favorite heroes’ weapons. This also applies to your highest Skill Tier reached within the Open Queue.

Here’s the Skill Rating (SR) to Competitive Point (CP) breakdown:

Per RoleOpen QueueMax Total
Bronze 25 65 140
Silver 50 125 275
Gold 100 250 550
Platinum 200 500 1100
Diamond 300 750 1650
Master 450 1200 2550
Grandmaster 650 1750 3700


The best of the best players compete across five separate Top 500 Leaderboards. Within Role Queue, one for each role, along with an additional combined average leaderboard. The combined Role Queue Top 500 Leaderboard will be based on the player’s average skill rating across all three roles. To be eligible for a role-specific leaderboard, players must complete at least 25 games in that role. To qualify for the combined Top 500 Leaderboard, players must be eligible for all three role-specific leaderboards. Open Queue will have its own Leaderboard that will require at least 50 games played within the game mode for qualification. At the end of the season, players who earn a spot within the Top 500 players for any of these leaderboards on their platform and region will receive an additional player icon and animated spray.

Season 28 is live RIGHT NOW on Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, so power up your favorite gaming machine and join the fight. We’ll see you in-game!

As a reminder, new seasons begin on the first Thursday of every other month. We’ve included a projected 2021 calendar of season start dates below!

Start Date (PDT)
Season 29 July 1, 2021
Season 30 September 2, 2021
Season 31 November 4, 2021
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JoshNash-1223 submitted Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – April 28, 2021 8 days ago
Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – April 28, 2021

A new patch is now live on PlayStation and Xbox. Read below to learn more about the latest changes.

To share your feedback, please post in the General Discussion forum.
For a list of known issues, visit our Bug Report forum.
For troubleshooting assistance, visit our Technical Support forum.



  • Fixed a bug that caused statistics on the Career Profile screen to extend off-screen
JoshNash-1223 commented on Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – April 26, 2021 10 days ago
As a note - We are planning on leaving this PTR up for 1 week!
JoshNash-1223 submitted Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – April 26, 2021 10 days ago
Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – April 26, 2021

A new Overwatch patch is in development and now available for testing! To share your feedback or report any issues, please post in the PTR Feedback or PTR Bug Report forums.

Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currently available for testing on the PTR. While many of these changes may also be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in a future patch, the PTR is PC-only and only reflects changes coming specifically to that platform.



  • Fixed a bug with team composition tips appearing on hero select in non-role-queue 6v6 game modes



  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to stand on top of the bell


  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to stand in an unintended location



  • Fixed a bug that caused the default RIP-Tire portrait to appear when equipping specific skins
  • Fixed a bug where using RIP-Tire on a ledge could cause it to appear on the ground underneath


  • Characters pinned by Charge and slammed into a wall will now be placed flush with the wall, more accurately placing them out of the range of area-based abilities (like Baptiste’s Immortality Field) when appropriate


  • Fixed a bug that caused Toxic Roadhog’s hook to flicker on low settings
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the communities on r/overwatch and r/Competitiveoverwatch have meant so much to me. i just wanted to sign off one last time and thank you for all of your inspiration, shared stories and highlights, feedback, criticism and comradery.

whenever i think about the reddit communities, i always think of r/Overwatch as "timmy" (aka punch kid): bright-eyed, optimistic and r/Competitiveoverwatch as "brian" the slightly jaded older brother who realizes in the end that he actually loves overwatch but just kind of forgets it along the way sometimes...

either way, you're amazing and you made my career better. you made me a better designer and game director.

please take care of the overwatch team. they are wonderful, caring, brilliant people and they need you right now.

<3 jeffrey

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