Play as they said: Blizzard will add to the Overwatch the forced division of the team into roles

Blizzard has added role separation to Overwatch competitive mode.

What is known

According to the head

games by Jeff Kaplan, "Role Playing" will improvethe quality of matches, giving gamers more control and creativity. The limitation works according to the 2-2-2 system: two "dealers", two tanks, and two support characters. Even before the start of the match search, players will have to choose the role from which they will remain until the end of the battle.

Blizzard will add this system to the quick game,competitive mode, as well as cybersport competitions. The only way to play according to the classical scheme is to look for matches in the “Classic Quick Game”.

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Developers will also remove a single rating, replacingit into three, which will be divided into appropriate roles. In addition, instead of ten qualifying matches, Blizzard will make five for each role. For the qualification in the role will give standard rewards, and if you pass the qualification in three roles, you will receive victory points for each of the ratings.

The list of the top 500 players will be changed.competitive matches. As in the case of the rating, a single list is divided into four: one for each role and one more, where the average value of all roles is calculated. Now, to get to the top 500, you will have to play at least 25 matches for the role, and not 50 as it was before.

New rules have already been launched on the Overwatch test servers, and in public they will appear on September 1.

We also recommend to look at the diaries of developers, where Jeff Kaplan described in more detail about the work of the innovation.