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Overwatch Season 1 Comes To A Close Mid-August

Chasing those golden guns

Overwatch's [official site] competitive mode has been chugging away for over a month now, but it's time to wind things down a bit. The game's first season will draw to a close on August 17. Blizzard will be taking advantage of the break to repair bits and pieces, including the skill rating system. The company also plans to completely wipe sudden death rounds.

So what do these end times mean for current players? Well, if you finished your placement rounds, Blizzard is treating you to a player icon and a special spray. You get an extra icon and spray if you managed to rank in the top 500 players on your platform, too!

What's more, you'll earn competitive points (CP) based on your skill ranking (SR) reached by the end of the season. Here's the break down Blizzard provided:

  • SR 0-39: 10 CPs
  • SR 40-45: 20 CPs
  • SR 46-49: 40 CPs
  • SR 50-52: 60 CPs
  • SR 53-55: 80 CPs
  • SR 56-59: 120 CPs
  • SR 60-64: 200 CPs
  • SR 65+: 300 CPs

Collect enough of those suckers and you'll be able to unlock the much coveted golden weapon skins, which, rumour has it, are quite shiny. Season 2 is expected to begin on September 6, although that might be pushed back depending on how smoothly those system improvements roll out.

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