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Overwatch Season Start - When does Season 2 Start in Overwatch

As season 1 competitive play comes to an end the question lingering on everyone’s mind is “When does season 2 start in Overwatch?” and that’s what I am here to answer, I will also be giving you some insight into some of the changes that are expected to hit at the start of season 2 competitive play .

So when will the 2nd season actually begin for Overwatch? The season is expected to start 3-4 weeks from now but according to speculation on the battle net forums we can expect the second season to start as early as the 6th of September which falls in line with the 3-4 week margin.

As far as the minor changes are concerned for season 2 competitive play there are a few things that are unavailable at present in the over watch CDN that are unexplainable namely the D.VA streamer image:


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Although its purpose is unknown it is assumed to be possibly a new spray for D.VA

Along with that there are also a large array of miscellaneous string that have been added to the CDN:

  • Season High
  • Career High
  • Allied Health Bars
  • Invert Vertical Look
  • Play Lúcioball
  • -75%% XP  [Note that the dash is possibly a list item and not a negative]
  • Player is in a different version of Overwatch
  • Player not in voice channel
  • Great game, everyone!
  • It was an honor to play with you all. Thank you.
  • Good game! Best of luck to you all!
  • I’m wrestling with some insecurity issues in my life but thank you all for playing with me.
  • C’mon, Mom! One more game before you tuck me in. Oops mistell.
  • Gee whiz! That was fun. Good playing!
  • Well played. I salute you all.
  • I could really use a hug right now.
  • It’s past my bedtime. Please don’t tell my mommy.
  • Ah shucks… you guys are the best!
  • I feel very, very small… please hold me…
  • For glory and honor! Huzzah comrades!
  • Mommy says people my age shouldn’t suck their thumbs.
  • I’m trying to be a nicer person. It’s hard, but I am trying, guys.
  • Wishing you all the best.
  • Custom Game Members Can Invite
  • Your battle.net account has been banned. Please consult your registered email for details.
  • Your Overwatch account has been suspended. Please consult your registered email for details.

As far as some of those go I have no clue what they mean but there is some idea that the more humorous strings are going to be used for the chat box to “punish” a few of the more vulgar and “flaming” players.

Although the game in itself won’t be changing for season 2 competitive play there are expected to be quite a few changes to the competitive scene. Firstly the whole ranking system is undergoing a complete overhaul. The old ranking out of 100 is being scraped and instead is being replaced by a ranking out of 5000 which will function as more of an elo/mmr in order to counteract the disappointment when dropping a whole 2 points when losing a game. Your mmr out of 5000 will divide us into “ranks” similar to league of legends. The ranks are as follows:

  1. Grand Master
  2. Master
  3. Diamond
  4. Platinum
  5. Gold
  6. Silver
  7. Bronze


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But here is the twist once in a “rank” you will not be able to move down but you will be able to move up. But your mmr can drop so your rank will be used to show your overall season rating where as your mmr is more of your day to day ranking. So if you are having a bad day or week you don’t have to worry about destroying your competitive profile. Along with the new ranks there is talk of cracking down on matchmaking abuse as in you can only enter match making with someone of an mmr 500 away from you. Another one of the major changes will be getting rid of the coin flip and sudden death in competitive which has come as a massive relief to most of the Overwatch player base they are also addressing the issue of “time bank” in assault modes . Just like last season the game is expected to focus around a specific map last season being Illinois and this season being Route 66. The competitive rewards are also expected to change with this season although to what is not certain but because of the new rank system the price for a golden gun is going up to 3000 combat points instead of 300. You can also expect a soft reset on your competitive score at the start of the ranked season.

Something else expected to make its debut along with season 2 competitive play is the Eichenwald map the first post-game released map for Overwatch. The map is the home town of Reinhardt and also staged the last battle of the crusaders in the war of which Overwatch is based around. The map is a hybrid map much like kings row which focuses on the town followed by the castle draw bridge which is an ideal choke point for snipers, Reinhardt’s Lucio and Pharas.

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So, Overwatch Season Start - When does season 2 start in Overwatch?
Overwatch Season 2 Starts September 2016. 

We will update this article periodically and let you know when a firm release date has been announced!

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