Welcome to Season 20 of Competitive Play

Season 20 of Competitive Play is here, introducing a new map pool to the Competitive playlist.

Unlocked at level 25, 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.


Before you can kick off your competitive career, every player will be required to complete five placement matches in a selected role to obtain their seasonal skill rating for that role. Players will earn separate skill ratings (SR) for each role in Competitive Play, for a total of three distinct SRs. This rating will be a number between 1 and 5000, with higher values indicating a greater skill level. Players will also be assigned a tier per role based on their rating—Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, or Grandmaster – and climbing into the next tier is possible as you improve.

Skill ratings and tier icons will be visible at the beginning of every match. As you compete, your selected role skill rating will increase or decrease with each win or loss based on a number of factors, including your own performance and the skill of the other players in the match.

A detailed breakdown of the skill tiers, along with icons and information about the corresponding skill ratings 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 rewards through Competitive Play. Anyone who completes their placement matches in any role during a Competitive Season will receive a special spray and player icon.

On top of that, as you complete competitive matches, you’ll earn a currency called Competitive Points. When the season concludes, you’ll also receive a number of Competitive Points based on the highest Skill Tier you obtained during the season per role to spend on golden versions of your favorite heroes’ weapons.

Here’s the Skill Rating (SR) to Competitive Point (CP) breakdown:

Skill Tier Per Role Max Total
Bronze 25 75
Silver 50 150
Gold 100 300
Platinum 200 600
Diamond 300 900
Master 450 1350
Grandmaster 650 1950


The best of the best players compete across four separate Top 500 Leaderboards—one for each role, along with an additional combined average leaderboard. The combined 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 (down from 50 games). To qualify for the combined Top 500 Leaderboard, players must be eligible for all three role-specific leaderboards. 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 additional player icon and animated spray.


Season 20 introduces a new pool of maps to Competitive Play. This season will feature the following maps:


  • Temple of Anubis
  • Hanamura
  • Volskaya Industries


  • King’s Row
  • Numbani
  • Eichenwalde


  • Ilios
  • Oasis
  • Busan


  • Dorado
  • Rialto
  • Havana

Season 20 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 on the battlefield!


so we still have havana, but no junkertown


I don’t think I got rialto once S19 so I thought it was out of pool

Buttt they are the same maps???

1 Like

I noticed this as well, maps seem the same.

1 Like

Seems like they’re not including hated maps like Horizon, Paris or Junkertown.



Not the same, Illios wasn’t in s19. They change only like 2 or 3 maps.

1 Like

I am surprised that there are no map changes for the Assault pool. I was hoping to see Horizon Lunar Colony or Paris or both this season.


Seems they are doi g all they can to do this game stale and repetitive.


so maps are about the same…

1 Like

Nothings new, everythings the same. Like usual huh?

1 Like


Please consider making the map rotation weekly/fortnightly instead of every 2 months.


Hi Josh, thanks for giving the community yet another post telling us what the maps or rewards are.

Could we also for once maybe get some updated, 2020 relevant, official comments regarding how the matchmaking actually works, i.e. what algorithms and variables it takes into consideration? Thanks.


Those are top secret.

Also, ugh, Volskaya AND Numbani.


Now, now.

All you need to know is that the matchmaker WORKS, okay?

Capital letters.

Don’t believe me?

Please do.


I cannot say I did not expect this… That Blizzard does not understand what a rotation is.


like it may not be the best but dear lord at this point i miss blizzard world

1 Like

I miss the other half of the game. There are some new faces… Some of which are my least favorite maps; however, I am glad I get to play them again, at least.

4 months of no blizzard world lol.

This is yet ANOTHER reason for the rotation to be weekly/monthly instead of every 2 months :wink:


yeah i was hopping for it, dont like to much numbani and rialto