Overwatch’s ranked multiplayer mode is currently live.
PC players of Overwatch who believe they’re the bee’s knees can now prove it – Competitive Play has gone live on the platform. It’s also been pegged as coming “soon” for PS4 and Xbox One.
The ranked multiplayer mode is unlocked after you hit level 25. After playing ten placement matches, you will receive a skill rating from 1 to 100, with 100 being the best, and thus matched to players of the appropriate skill. It should be noted that your skill rating can increase or decrease depending on your wins, losses, your overall performance during matches and the skill of other players.
The first season of Competitive Play will last 2.5 months. At the end of the season, you will receive a number of points which can be exchanged for the new cosmetic rewards, namely Gold Weapons for different heroes, after which your stats will be reset before the next season.
Head on over to Blizzard’s official site to learn more about leaving penalties (which are naturally more severe) and a detailed explanation for how Competitive Play works across different modes.