Overwatch 2 Competitive Play - Season 2 (Updated)

Welcome to season 2 for Competitive Play in Overwatch 2!

Season 2 of Competitive Play is here!

Competitive Play is designed for those players who want to put their skills to the test, and offers a more serious experience than our Quick Play or Arcade Modes. Players new to Overwatch 2 will unlock access to Competitive Play when they complete the Competitive Play Qualification challenge by winning 50 unranked games.


Before you can kick off your competitive career, every player will be required to win seven games to obtain their seasonal skill division in their choice of role in Role Queue or playing Open Queue. Within the standard Role Queue competitive mode, players will earn a separate skill division for each role in Competitive Play, for a total of three distinct skill divisions. There is a separate skill division for Open Queue as well. This skill division will be a tier—Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, or Grandmaster – followed by a number from 5 (lowest) to 1 (highest). You climb into higher skill divisions and tiers as you improve.

As you compete, your selected role or Open Queue skill division will increase or decrease after you complete 7 wins or 20 losses (whichever comes first) based on your win record, frequency of play, and the skill levels of your opponents.

A detailed breakdown of the skill tiers, along with icons and information about the corresponding skill divisions, can be found by pressing the “Information” button under the Competitive Play menu.


In addition to experiencing the thrill of victory, players can also unlock unique season titles through Competitive Play if they can reach the rank of Diamond or higher. When you earn a season title, you can equip and use it through the next season but not in any future season afterward. There are also additional titles once you win enough games in any Competitive mode and these titles are permanent.

On top of that, as you complete competitive matches, you’ll earn a currency called Competitive Points. You will earn 15 points for every win and 5 points in the rare event a match ends in a draw. When the season concludes, you’ll also receive a number of Competitive Points based on the highest Skill Tier you obtained during the season from the role and mode with the highest skill tier you reach to spend on golden versions of your favorite heroes’ weapons.

Here’s the Skill Tier to Competitive Reward breakdown:

Highest Skill Tier Rewards
Bronze 65 CP
Silver 125 CP
Gold 250 CP
Platinum 500 CP
Diamond 750 CP + Diamond Challenger Title
Master 1200 CP + Master Challenger Title
Grandmaster 1750 CP + Grand Master Challenger Title


The best of the best players compete across five separate Top 500 Leaderboards. Within Role Queue, one for each role, along with an additional combined average leaderboard. The combined Role Queue Top 500 Leaderboard will be based on the player’s average skill rating across all three roles. To be eligible for a role-specific leaderboard, players must complete at least 25 games in that role. To qualify for the combined Top 500 Leaderboard, players must be eligible for all three role-specific leaderboards. Open Queue will have its own Leaderboard that will require at least 50 games played within the game mode for qualification. At the end of the season, players who earn a spot within the Top 500 players for any of these leaderboards on their platform and region will receive an exclusive title instead of their rank.

Season 2 is live RIGHT NOW on Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, so power up your favorite gaming machine and join the fight. We’ll see you in-game!

Update: Start of each Competitive Season for Returning Players

Players who played in season 1 will notice changes that are different from how Competitive seasons worked before Overwatch 2 launched, and we want to take the time to remind players of these changes that are part of the Competitive 2.0 experience in Overwatch 2.

Final Competitive Update
At the end of every season, you will receive a final Competitive update, regardless of reaching 7 wins or 20 losses, based on any matches played since your last rank update. So, for example, if you lost more matches than you won, it is possible to have dropped down in rank, and that final update applies as the ending rank for the season.

New Season Rating
When a new Competitive season begins, we apply some rank decay to all roles, meaning your skill tier and division will likely be lower from where the previous season ended. Players should climb back to ranks representing their true skill level throughout the season. Regardless of the rank decay, all matches will still be made off a player’s underlying matchmaking rating, ensuring we’re making as fair matches as possible.

End-of-Season Competitive Point Payouts
As mentioned above, we have updated our end-of-season bonus competitive points to reward the highest rank you end with across all roles between Role Queue and Open Queue. Competitive Points are awarded based on the ending skill ranks and no longer what is the highest achieved in a season.


You guys fumbled the bag once again


Highest Support Rank Achieved was a Plat rank, received Gold rewards.

OW2 Season 1 (listed as Season 0 in my profile) also didn’t show correct data upon login (it mirrored my stats from OW1 Season 34), but when I finished a game, it suddenly corrected itself and properly shows OW2 Season 1 (showing Plat as highest).

Also, I noticed I already received a “current season” rank despite only playing one game. No more placements?


How can you drop the ball in every single update, I just don’t get it


Yous screwed this one up badly blizz, i didnt get any placement matches but somehow been placed in gold despite being diamon last season not to mention i got the wrong rewards and my stats are still wrong.


How the hell did I go from Diamond 3 support to Gold 1 ?

Plat 5 tank rank went to Silver 1…


Same problem here. I finished the season 1 diamond 4, I open the game and I am gold 4 without doing any placement match …


Says differently in game… “Competitive points are rewarded separately for each role’s skill tier”


THIS! I can’t believe Blizzard can’t even follow their own words.

“Competitive points are rewarded separately for each role’s skill tier” is shown in the info card of Competitive Play


This is so damn frustrating all the hard work going from gold 5 to diamond 3 just for it all to get erased and put back in gold this is serious bull.


You say you want more support players but they seemed to be the players you disrespect the most it doesn’t make any sense


Funny how blizzards “improvememts” are always the opposite of an improvement…


r u stupid? lmfao???

How? I mean I read deeper into it and saw that the forums say that it’s the “highest tier” you get, but still seems a little disappointing…

OW1 we would get rewarded for all the roles and now you place in all of them JUST to be rewarded for the one?

It’s like going to work for 2 weeks, but only getting paid for the day you did the most work in


What upsets me the most here is that I lost an entire skill tier in each role after grinding 130 games last season, but my friend who only did placements stays the same. Wtf. How is this possible? Is playing your game even worth playing past placement?


Experiencing the same issues as last season. You guys said you’d make the matchmaking better and more accurate. How then do I go on a 4 game lose streak, and end on a game where no one on my team got a single kill. That and people apparently higher in rank de-ranked back to bronze and are with us lower level players…I ended silver all roles, de-ranked to bronze, fine. Why though, do u put higher skilled players back into bronze with us? It was hard enough to rank up, needing to carry the whole game, now I have to worry about gold+s in my games?


When are you guys going to actually give context on the decisions you make for the game? Why the hell are we getting placed lower? How is that fair? It’s not even fair that low ranked players have the opportunity to be placed with or against players who are supposed to be ranked high. Sounds like blizzard is finally letting people smurf on their own terms!!! :slight_smile:


Blizzard, it has been years since you have made a successful patch. I can’t even remember the last time you have done anything right. I was plat in Overwatch 1, was soft reset back to silver. Went back to Plat in season 1 of overwatch 2 and now in Season 2 of Overwatch 2 I lost 7 levels of rank. (Plat 1 down to Gold 3) Your ability to do ANYTHING correct the first time is pathetic. It’s crazy how this could be the GREATEST GAME out there (SO MUCH POTENTIAL) and yet SOMEHOW you manage to screw EVERYTHING up OVER AND OVER AGAIN. The entire blizzard team should be let go and all new people hired in.


highest ive been is diamond 4, climbed my way from bronze 5 cuz you messed up, got plat 1 rewards, last season shows as season 0, says im plat 1 but highest was diamond 4, now if i play comp im in gold, are literally going to mess up another season? im better off playing a different game that doesnt steal my hard work and hours and games ive put to get out of a mistake you made to put me in a different mistake, pick up your game blizz devs, its falling apart