Have you ever wanted the chance to prove you’re one of the best Overwatch players around?, well now you can. After a quick public beta test, Blizzard Entertainment has announced the launch of ‘Competitive Play’ for Overwatch on PC, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players set to receive the brand new mode sometime next week.
Competitive Play is designed for Overwatch players who want to put their skills to the test, offering a more serious experience than that of Quick Play or Weekly Brawl. Additionally, Competitive Play will be locked until level 25 ensuring participating players have a good understanding of the games maps and mechanics before being able to join in the action.
Unfortunately, consoles players will have to wait a short while to experience Competitive Play on Overwatch across Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with a launch expected sometime during next week.
Overwatch’s Competitive Play will take place across four seasons, each lasting two and a half months. During that time, players can increase their skill rating and battle their way up the ranks before the stats are reset at the end of the season. This is followed by a two-week offseason, after which a new season will commence, beginning with a new set of placement matches. The names of these seasons, along with their schedule, will mirror the seasons in the northern hemisphere—and the Summer 2016 season is already underway.