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Overwatch Competitive Placement Rank Exploit Discovered

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Overwatch has always had an issue with smurfing in its competitive mode, which is where an incredibly skilled player makes a secondary account just to fly through the ranks, or to beat down on more unskilled players. While a vast majority of players find smurfing distasteful, it has not gone away, and a new exploit may make it even worse.

Shared by Twitter user Ricky MLG, if players leave all five of their placement games on a new account, they will automatically be placed in gold. This causes high-ranked teams to lose a massive amount of competitive points, usually 50+, for being beaten by a full team of smurfs. Further, upon winning against the team of fake Gold players, only 2-4 points will be gained. No matter how one looks at it, this glitch is far less fun than when Overwatch players were turned into doors.

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