Another update from Blizzard
on Overwatch 2
has further details on
competitive play in the first-person shooter sequel. SR is being replaced by
Skill Tier Divisions. Here's the explanation of why:
SR is being replaced
by Skill Tier Divisions in Overwatch 2. We made the decision to remove SR as a
numeric value to relieve the sense of being stuck at a certain rank. Seeing your
SR go up and down after each match almost felt like taking a test with the
teacher passing or failing you based on each individual question rather than
your complete work. It was a lot of pressure, and it doesn’t give players an
accurate representation of how they’re performing overall in Competitive.
Tiers still exist in Competitive—Bronze through Grand Master. Each tier will
have five divisions ranking from 5 (lowest) to 1 (highest). As you progress
through each tier, your division will count down until you rank up to the next
tier. Top 500 will not have tier divisions.
Tier Divisions represent the same skill levels as SR, but they give players a
higher-level view of where they’re placed in Competitive. Each division
represents approximately a 100 SR range. Players will receive a competitive
update every seven wins, or 20 losses, instead of every single game.