The new competitive season of Overwatch is already live and it brings the standard perks we’ve come to expect every month, as well as a couple of new additions.
Like every Competitive season, players will be able to compete in a more serious environment, earn points and rise through the ranks.
The top 500 best-performing gamers will be rewarded an exclusive avatar and animated spray. This month they depict Big Ben, a reference to King’s Row map and Tracer’s introduction to the Overwatch organisation.
Apart from the usual ladder reset, Competitive is seeing two big new implementations. Here are the patch notes, as written by Blizzard themselves:
UPCOMING MAP: RIALTO
Rialto will be released on May 3, soon after Season 10 begins. However, the map will not be available in the Competitive Play rotation until a future patch. This will help provide the community with plenty of time to learn how to play with the new map.
BRIGITTE STEPS ONTO THE BATTLEFIELD
Overwatch’s 27th hero, Brigitte Lindholm, is now available in Competitive Play! Brigitte’s armor engineering capabilities make her a stalwart support hero, capable of holding her ground in combat while also providing healing and armor for her teammates.
- Rocket Flail
Brigitte’s melee weapon has an extended range, enabling her to strike multiple enemies with a single swing.
- Repair Pack
Brigitte throws a Repair Pack that can heal an ally. Any healing over that ally’s maximum health provides them with armor instead.
- Whip Shot
Brigitte throws her flail a long distance, dealing damage and knocking an enemy away from her.
- Barrier Shield
Brigitte deploys a frontal energy barrier to absorb a limited amount of damage.
- Shield Bash
Once her Barrier Shield is deployed, Brigitte can dash forward to stun an enemy.
Brigitte moves faster and provides all nearby allies with armor that lasts until it’s removed by damage.
COMPETITIVE 6V6 ELIMINATION SEASON 1
- Started late in Competitive Play Season 9, 6v6 Competitive Elimination Season 1 will continue to be active for a few days during the new season before it ends on May 7 PDT (May 8, 00:00 UTC).
At the season’s end, participants will receive a player icon, spray, and Competitive Points based on their highest tier earned.
To play, simply choose the 6v6 Competitive Elimination brawl in the Arcade!