Overwatch 2 update will address ranked, rewards, ultimates, and more
Overwatch 2 will address ranked mode, rewards, hero ultimates, and more. The developers will also implement some changes in Seasons 3 and 4.
Overwatch 2 will implement changes to its ranked mode in Season 3 and Season 4. The game will also address rewards, ultimates, and balance frequency. Read on for details about the upcoming Overwatch 2 update.
"There was confusion around players’ real rank and how that translated to their skill level, difficulty forming groups with friends, and a negative impression of the matchmaker when players of different ranks were put in the same match."
Overwatch 2 ranked mode update
Overwatch 2 is suffering from confusion among players, according to game director Aaron Keller. This is because players aren't sure about their real rank and how that gets translated to their skill level. Keller added that the game's developers will implement some changes to Overwatch 2 Season 3 to address this. There will also be some more changes in Season 4 to further clarify the ranked system.
Ramattra from Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 update: rewards and ultimates
As for the Overwatch 2 reward system, Keller acknowledged that players aren't big fans of it. Thankfully, Overwatch 2 Season 3 will look into this. More details will be shared next week.
"We’ve gotten feedback from players that the game doesn’t feel rewarding enough to play and that players can’t earn the items they want in a short enough period of time," Keller said.
Genji from Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
In terms of Overwatch 2 ultimates, Season 3 will entail changes to ultimate costs alongside ultimate refunds when players switch characters.
"We’ll be lowering the ult refund when swapping heroes to 25% as part of this tuning pass," Keller stated in an announcement.
Addressing balance frequency
The Overwatch 2 team will continue with initial and mid-season patches. They also hope to address balance faster between those patches.
As for frustrating hero mechanics, those are still an ongoing discussion. Keller noted that there are nuances such as trade-offs, power levels, hero popularity, and more.
Roadhog screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
"Know that we’re listening here, the feedback has been great and very welcome, and we’ll come back to this when we have more to share," he said.
That's all for now. Stay tuned on Esports.gg for more Overwatch 2 news and updates.
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