Overwatch 2 modifications to ranked is encouraging gamers to cease enjoying
A change to how aggressive play works in Overwatch 2 has left some gamers planning to cease enjoying till the season ends.
With the discharge of Overwatch 2, there have clearly been a spread of modifications applied within the recreation. Loot packing containers are gone, the battle cross is in, for instance. There have been modifications to aggressive too, however one change clearly wasn’t clear for some gamers. Season 2 not too long ago kicked off, and gamers have discovered that they don’t seem to be receiving the extent of rewards they anticipated to in ranked, because it seems that rewards are primarily based on the rank a participant is on the finish of a season now (thanks, PCGamesN).
Beforehand, on the finish of a season, Overwatch gamers would obtain rewards primarily based on the best rank they achieved, it doesn’t matter what rank they had been by the top of it. Consequently, some gamers have determined they’re simply going to cease enjoying ranked till the season ends, as mentioned on the sport’s subreddit. Quite a lot of gamers made the purpose that they only labored in direction of a sure rank, and left it there. Others even made the purpose that that is what they are going to do now they know that is the way it works.
The official Overwatch Twitter account clarified the modifications final week in an announcement, writing “On the finish of each season, your closing rank shall be primarily based on any matches performed since your final rank replace. Finish-of-season aggressive rewards are primarily based in your closing rank.”
The assertion additionally made the purpose that gamers will discover some rank decay on all roles firstly of a season, and that over the course of a season they need to be capable of work again as much as a rank that displays their true talent stage.
“We perceive that we have to do a greater job making these techniques extra comprehensible and shall be addressing these points and different elements of the system sooner or later.”
Why this transformation was made is not notably clear. It could possibly be that Blizzard needed to encourage gamers to maintain their rank up, but when it simply stays the identical there is no purpose to maintain enjoying. This type of factor may work if gamers are punished for being inactive, however that additionally will not make gamers really feel good, so usually this seems like a poor choice to make. At the very least grinding for the latest hero is easier than in season 1.