Blizzard’s MOBA Overwatch shows no signs of slowing down and is back in full competitive mode with the 3rd season of competitive play now live for those looking to dominate the rankings.
Ready for another GOLDEN opportunity?
Season 3 of Competitive Play is now live!
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) December 1, 2016
There have some changes to this season that players should take note of.
After giving the Skill Rating system a major overhaul in Season 2, we noticed both the Gold and Platinum tiers were significantly overpopulated. This meant that some players were initially achieving inappropriately high skill ratings and then experiencing a downward adjustment within the first few matches of the season. This also meant that competition within the Gold and Platinum tiers could vary widely from match to match.
To address these issues, we’ve made some slight adjustments to the Skill Rating system—and, as a result, skill ratings will be more widely distributed across all tiers for Season 3. Many players will be ranked lower than expected after their Season 3 placement matches; however, this should normalize as the season progresses.
Also so players can still have the competitive feel without those ranks by having the chance to test new setups, there has been an off-season mode implemented after season 2 that looks to continue after season 3. These matches use all the competitive rules but without rank being affected.
Are you going to be heavily involved with season 3 of competitive play? Let us know in the comment section below