Last night’s Overwatch patch was hard to miss: It introduces a brand-new map, Eichenwalde, and implemented competitive play season 2 — almost a week early, at least for PC and Xbox One (PS4 was delayed a tad).
“We’ve made some big changes to Competitive Play in Season 2. The most noticeable change is the introduction of skill tiers, which we hope will better communicate players’ relative skill levels. Competitive Play will put a greater emphasis on skill tiers over specific ratings, and as such, a player’s tier will be more prominently displayed throughout the game. We’ve also switched the skill rating system to a 1-5000 scale to give players more detailed information about how each match affects their specific rating.”
Notably, Zenyatta, D.Va, Lucio, and Genji saw nerfs, while Mercy and Mei are among the toons getting buffs. As for gg ez… well, just try it.
Yesterday, Blizzard also announced a free-play weekend for consolers, so wait a week and you can check out the patch for free.