Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:11pm 16/08/16 | 1 Comments
Listening to your community and then adapting feedback into meaningful changes has been the modus operandi for the wizards at Blizzard since Overwatch launched in May. From balance changes through to new content. And now with Season 1 of competitive play wrapping up, Game Director Jeff Kaplan goes through some of the changes coming to Season 2 of Overwatch Competitive Play.
Perhaps the biggest announcement here is that the 1-100 skill rating is getting nixed, and in its place will be a new 1-5000 rating that will be broken up into tiers like Bronze, Silver, Gold, etc. Jeff explains that with the original rating a score of 60 meant that you were one of the very best Overwatch players out there. But in execution like with anything out of 100, a lot of people felt that 60 was kind of a crummy score.
Also, sudden death is going away completely. This means that there will be ties, but they should be rare.