Overwatch 2 Season 4 will change how rank decay works

Blizzard has recently revealed that Overwatch 2 Season 4 will see the removal of rank resets and decay in an attempt to improve player’s competitive experience. 

Blizzard has recently spoken about their upcoming changes for the game. In a more recent blog post released on their official website, the team discusses a multitude of frustrations players have had with the game since its release.

They begin by focusing on MMR (internal matchmaking rating) and how they plan to fix it going ahead after players have reported being placed in uneven skill matched games. “We have a set of improvements coming to matchmaking”, the post states, “and we’re also working on updates to the competitive system.”

Rank resets will become clearer

Up until now, Overwatch 2 has required players to either get seven wins or twenty losses in order to get an updated rank update. Now, they have reduced this down to five wins or fifteen losses after receiving many complaints from its fanbase. Additionally, they will be “implementing role delta changes that will match similarly ranked players within each role.” As the competitive game stands right now, there is no on-screen indication of your rank. Season 3 will see this addition hopefully be included in the midseason patch.

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Season 4 will see a complete overhaul

Starting with Season 4, we’re planning to remove seasonal competitive rank resets and all current and past seasonal rank decay,” the blog post promises. The team hopes this update will make your skill tier clearer, in addition to the improvements in even matchmaking.

Additionally, Blizzard assures us that the matchmaking system will be an “evergreen” feature for the game. Their short-term goal is to “make the average MMR between each role more evenly matched to each other instead of looking more broadly across the entire team to balance things out.” 

It’s become clear that Blizzard are focused on improving player’s experience in Overwatch during the upcoming year with emphasis on their willingness to hear and take on feedback. Hopefully this means a smoother experience for their competitive fanbase. 

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