Every match in Overwatch is, by its very nature, a competition. You have two teams struggling to complete an objective; it’s not going to end in cuddles and nice words. But actual ranked competitive modes are not in the game at launch; they were in during testing, but they were removed for open beta, and they’re still not there right now. A live Q&A session with Jeff Kaplan yesterday discussed the mode with the announcement that it’s coming back for the first major patch, albeit with some changes.
Competitive play will now have longer seasons and alterations to the Sudden Death timer, although the details are due to be released closer to the actual patch date (which is not yet being talked about). Kaplan also revealed that the game is more likely to see something cooperative than a single-player mode, although details have yet to be revealed. It’s clear that the plans are in motion for the game to be supported now that its launch day has finally arrived for eager fans.
If you’d rather not watch that video, you can jump on down below to watch Conan O’Brien’s take on the game if you’ve longed to hear him opine about fighting people with gorillas. (Which, to be fair, does sound like something he’d opine upon anyway.)