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Last night Blizzard patched Overwatch; Competitive Play is back!

Overwatch Robbert “Broeder” Troost

Version 1.3 of Overwatch is now live, including Eichenwalde and Competitive Play Season 2!

After a few weeks of PTR updates, we finally got another update to the live game (currently only on PC & XB1, with PS4 following soon). And this update will prove to be meta defining for all sides of play. Competitive Play started Season 2 finally, a number of heroes got significant changes, we got a new map (Eichenwalde) and more changes to boot.

We have listed some of the most significant changes below, for the full patch notes visit the Overwatch Forums.

Competitive Play

 

  • Skill rating is now measured on a 1-5000 scale instead of the former 1-100 scale
  • Skill Rating Tiers
    • Players will now be assigned to a tier, depending on their skill rating
      • Bronze - 1-1499
      • Silver - 1500-1999
      • Gold - 2000-2499
      • Platinum - 2500-2999
      • Diamond - 3000-3499
      • Master - 3500-3999
      • Grandmaster - 4000-5000
  • Map Changes
    • The time bank system has been added to Dorado, Hollywood, King's Row, Numbani, Route 66, and Watchpoint: Gibraltar
  • Instead of going into Sudden Death, tied competitive matches will now result in a draw
  • Players must now win at least 50 competitive matches to be eligible for a spot in the top 500

 

Hero Changes

Genji

  • Double jump no longer resets when wall climbing
  • Dragonblade
    • Duration of Genji's ultimate has been reduced from 8 seconds to 6 seconds

Lúcio

  • Amp It Up
    • The boosting of movement speed has been decreased by 30% (from a 100% increase to a 70% increase)

Mei

  • Blizzard
    • Projectile now pierces barriers
    • Radius has been increased from 8 meters to 10 meters

Roadhog

  • Chain Hook
    • If the hooked target isn't in Roadhog's line of sight when retracting the hook, they will be moved back to the position where they were originally hooked
       

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Robbert “Broeder” Troost
Big fan of the Blizzard titles, always interested in seeing communities grow. Find me on twitter at @xBroeder.

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