Blizzard Claims Overwatch’s Competitive Gameplay Mode Will Still Launch This Month! Find Out About the Mix-Up!
For those who are wondering, Blizzard Entertainment revealed that the planned Competitive Play mode for Overwatch is still on track for a June release. Apparently there was some confusion about this during a Twitter fan Q&A session on the game’s official Twitter account.
It seems in response to a fan question about competitive seasons, the Overwatch account tweeted that Blizzard will launch the Competitive Play mode in later July. This was apparently printed in error. The account later posted a correction, saying the mode is coming later in “June” and not “July” as previously stated. So it appears the mode has not been delayed as previously speculated.
Gamespot reports that the competitive gameplay mode was held back at launch in order to redesign it. Designer Jeff Kaplan explained they wanted to take player feedback into account from the beta session. The competitive gameplay option was a part of the game’s beta session, which allowed players to rank up to level 25 through a series of divisions and tiers. The progression system allowed fnew rewards in the form of graffiti sprays, player icons and unlockable voice-over lines. Hopefully, Blizzard taking this extra time for the game will deliver a more polished competitive gameplay experience.
Overwatch is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.
@adrianmaturell Sorry about this! Competitive Play will be coming later in *JUNE*, not July. Apologies again for the error. ?
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) June 1, 2016