The Overwatch website
that competitive season 8 is now underway in Overwatch
, so brace
for incoming QQ posts over lost rank in the multiplayer shooter. Ironically they
are removing personal performance Skill Rating adjustments for Diamond-tier
players and above from Overwatch just as they are adding them into Heroes of the
, citing the complaints of HotS players in explaining the change.
Here's word on how they've tweaked competitive progression based on player
Over the last few months, we've been listening to your feedback
and working behind the scenes to make this season of Competitive Play better
than ever. So, before you dive into your placement matches, let’s talk about
what's new for Season 8.
SKILL RATING ADJUSTMENT UPDATES
- The maximum Skill Rating difference between the
highest and the lowest skill rated player on the same team has been reduced.
The ranges have been changed to the following:
- 1000 SR for Bronze through Diamond
- 500 SR for Master
- 250 SR for Grandmaster
- This change should help players at both the lower
and higher limits of Skill Rating get placed with allies and against
opponents of a similar skill level, which in turn should lead to more
satisfying games overall.
PERSONAL PERFORMANCE ADJUSTMENT UPDATES
- Personal performance Skill Rating adjustments for
Diamond-tier players and above have been removed. Previously, Skill Rating
gained or lost in these tiers was calculated in part by how well you
performed during a match. We hope this will help players focus more on
winning matches rather than on their individual performance. To learn more
about this change,
Season 8 is live RIGHT NOW on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, so power up
your favorite gaming machine and join the fight. We’ll see you on the