Welcome to Season 25 of Competitive Play

Welcome to Season 25 of Competitive Play

Season 25 of Competitive Play is here!

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.


GETTING STARTED

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. Within the standard Role Queue competitive mode, 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. Open Queue will utilize the same rating and tier system, but since there is no Role Queue system, you will have a separate, single SR reflective of your performance across all heroes within this game mode.

Skill ratings and tier icons will be visible at the beginning of every match. As you compete, your selected role or Open Queue 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.


COMPETITIVE REWARDS

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 or Open Queue 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. This also applies to your highest Skill Tier reached within the Open Queue.

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

Per Role Open Queue Max Total
Bronze 25 65 140
Silver 50 125 275
Gold 100 250 550
Platinum 200 500 1100
Diamond 300 750 1650
Master 450 1200 2550
Grandmaster 650 1750 3700

TOP 500 LEADERBOARDS

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 additional player icon and animated spray.


Season 25 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!

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Hopefully doomfists 50+ bugs get fixed this season

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Anime arc season, gonna go from 10fps average to being bottlenecked by a 30fps monitor, since I’m not paying for shipping for the monitor when I move in 6 months.

Comp is a joke

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Why hello there Genjideity AKA Getquakedon.

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why cant group with plats if i ended diamond but my season high is 3880 last season

This really shouldn’t be a thing. A lot of your rating should be based on w/l, but the fact that your skill adjustment per win or loss is based on the skill of the other players makes very little sense.

Really hoping to see some ranked improvements in 2, because not gonna lie, the system is absolutely terrible right now.

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When does season 25 end

In like ~1431 hours.

PLACEMENTS ARE POINTLESS FOR BRONZE PLAYERS!!! Why must we slog thru 15 matches to get within 100 sr of previous season???

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Isn’t this like for every rank ?

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So if you get hard carried you want the same rewards?

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What? No lmao I want the opposite.

Right now, it works like this

If you play horrible but your teammate does amazing, both you and that teammate get roughly the same boost in sr.

The way I want it is
If you play amazing but your teammate is really bad, the teammate obviously still gets sr for winning, but you get extra sr for performing well.

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Did something change with placements? I played 5, won 3, lost 1 fair and square and lost 1 5v6 (but still almost won that lol) and the result is -1 SR compared to where I left off. I’ve never had that happen in over two years that I’ve tracked my games.

That’s normal for placements. Winning or losing them doesn’t have a bearing on where you place as much as your performance does. Theoretically at least after the 5 matches it just sets your sr to what your mmr is to “place” it.

Thanks, I know there’s some variation due to performance but it seems like a lot this time. I’ve placed and tracked every role in every season since the invention of role queue and have always placed within 5 points of where I expected to but this time I’m 20+ points short, almost feels like it somehow skipped a game?

If one of my wins had a cheater in it and that game got scrubbed, is this what that would look like? Would I even know if that happened? I’ve never had that so I don’t know if you’d get like, a message on login or whatever.

Edit: Or I guess I could have played poorly. Didn’t feel like it but it’s hard to say that about your own games so I’m not excluding that possibility.

It depends case to case honestly. The simplest explanation could be that your mmr did not move past where you finished the previous season. It only had 5 games (or even 4 since one got cancelled with the hacker) to go off of to make any changes major or minor.

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Welcome to another season of hell you mean?

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This’ll probably get buried here and never seen by anyone who can do something about it… Anyway, I wish playoverwatch.com showed Open Queue statistics since it’s a permanent mode now.