Overwatch Developer Update: Big Changes Coming to Season 6

Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch game director, is back with some pretty exciting changes coming to Overwatch. Check out the developer update below:

Here are the main points:

  1. Seasons will now be two months long vs. three months
  2.  Competitive Points are also being adjusted to account for the shorter season
  3. Skill Rating decay changes are coming and will be less punitive
  4. Control maps will now be best of three vs. best of five
  5. Placement matches should now lead to more accurate skill ratings
  6. Higher tiered matches should now be more balanced, but queue times might be longer

We're super excited about these changes, they seem to be based almost entirely on user feedback and statistical data, as they should be. Hopefully they make for a more competitive and enjoyable gameplay experience.