Jeff Kaplan, Blizzard Head Cheese, addressed the Overwatch community regarding huge changes to season 6 competitive coming up soon!

Season 6 Competitive duration will be shorter:

Currently every season goes for a period of 3 months. The team at Overwatch have noticed a steep decline from about the 2 month period onwards in gameplay and interest in Competitive season which is affecting the game overall and have therefore decided that Season 6 will run for the shorter period of 2 months.

Competitive Point changes to compensate for shorter season:

The amount of Competitive SR picked up for every win will increase to compensate for a shorter season of play.

Changes to diamond + decay:

At the moment diamond players and above have to play 7 games per week to maintain their skill rating/not drop out of diamond ranking or above, this will be changed to just 5 games, and the decay rate for those players who miss the quota will also change from 50 SR points to 25.

Control Map changes:

The Overwatch team noticed that Control Map games are going for a very long period of time and players have been complaining that it doesn’t allow them to rack up enough SR points for the amount of time invested. Best of 5 will now be best of 3 – more matches sooner than later, shorter maps, taking the sting out of comp play when you lose a long match.

Placement changes:

Competitive players will know that changes to placements were made in Season 5 meaning people were actually ranked lower than what they should’ve been once their placement matches were done, the hope of which was to give more of a sense of achievement during the climb. This is being taken away again and replaced with ┬ámore accurate reflection of where you should be placed once your initial 10 matches are done.

Matchmaker changes:

High skilled players have more match making issues because there are far fewer players in the pool, wait times will be adjusted to be a bit longer but will be better rated towards a 50/50 chance at winning.

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