Welcome to Season 28 of Competitive Play

Welcome to Season 28 of Competitive Play

Season 28 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.


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.


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


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 28 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!

As a reminder, new seasons begin on the first Thursday of every other month. We’ve included a projected 2021 calendar of season start dates below!

Start Date (PDT)
Season 29 July 1, 2021
Season 30 September 2, 2021
Season 31 November 4, 2021

Alright, are we ready? CHARGE!

Good luck to everyone this season!


A part of me was hoping they would delay the season a week for some sort of new feature update to shake things up. :eyes:

I guess it can still happen, but lining up the season with it would be nicer.


so where’s the exc??


First season without el jefe.

As a forum regular I know I speak on behalf of every single person to ever play this game when I say thank you for OW and thank you for your intensity with regards to caring.


No updates. Nothing.

Not a good start for Jeff’s replacement.

This is not a good look for him.


You have no idea what they’re planning. This seems a bit knee-jerk.

I was talking about an update that they’ve been hinting about, not balance stuff.

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Because we didn’t get a balance patch…? A bit dramatic lol. In 6 months time nobody is going to remember that one week we didn’t get a balance patch.


After all this time why hasn’t the Sr system been fixed?

hello, i actually have all the requirements to appear in open Q top 500 leaderboard but the game doesn’t show anything (in any category though). What is happening ? is leaderboard broken ? i played 50 matches, never quit any my SR is around 3200, now what ?

it takes a few weeks for top 500 to actually start

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this makes no sense, servers are too slow to check people’s SR and have them in the leaderboard ?
i’m confused.

no, they usually just don’t activate it for about 2 weeks after the start of the season. Probably to give more people a chance to get their 50 games in.

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ah well this sounds legit i guess .

Because the right people like it the way it is?

Yup right into 20+ minute queue times.

This comp seems off to a bad start. Poor matching, smurfing, long wait times, fewer players.

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Jumped in last night (evening) in Oceania times to try Support in Comp but it was a 10 minutes wait. I am in Bronze but I shouldn’t have to wait that long for a Support game during peak hours.

Quickplay is pretty good though, almost always get in instantly when playing Tank or Support. So QP now good Comp bad.

Yes, that’s been my experience. Yesterday I waited 11 minutes for a tank role, found myself playing against a team of bots with the same player name, who couldn’t make it out of spawn.
It would have been funny if it was QP, but probably not for the DPS who waited 25 minutes for that BS. When it came time to switch sides, the server shut the game down.

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