Overwatch Account: Getting Ready for Season 2
Season 1 ended with a bang with a ton of new things that both players and developers learned. Competitive mode season 2 is getting a revamp as it was stated by Blizzard as they’re going to adopt the more popular tourney formats that have been used in the big tournaments like ELEAGUE’s Overwatch Open and the ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown. Players have been complaining about the coin-flip tie breakers that payload and capture maps have among a ton of other things, and Blizzard’s making it a point to continue listening to the public. How fortunate that Overwatch gets some pretty great support from the company, unlike World of Warcraft (lol). But aside from that, we’ve all got a couple of weeks to rev up our Overwatch account, practice in quick play or the practice range, and get ready to hit the top 500 spot in our respective regions.
Coming out along with season 2 are the buffs and nerfs to certain characters like Mercy, Zenyatta, and the notoriously scary buff on Hanzo’s hit-scan like capabilities. Everything is still in PTR, but I’ve a feeling that this is going live and we’re going to see a meta-play Hanzo in tournaments from then on.
How Does One Prepare Their Overwatch Account?
Well, it’s pretty simple; go download PTR and get used to the changes as soon as possible. Again, lots of the current balancing in testing right now may change in time, but they’ll relatively stay within the range of the intended change. Hanzo, especially, is simply someone I see making a good break into the tournament meta and that’s going to be true for a long time. Heck, he may even replace McCree as the standard bearer of Damage heroes, albeit ironically considering that he’s a defense hero.
Get used to what the game may become and you’ll be able to get into competitive mode almost immediately when season 2 drops with little-to-no adjustment. That’s going to be a huge advantage for anybody that wants their Overwatch account to hit top 500 in season 2.