Overwatch Competitive Mode Releases In June

Overwatch was released today without one of the main features that seemed to be pointed out during the press conferences and presentations of the game, this of course being the competitive game mode. The game’s director, Jeff Kaplan, announced that the gamemode ‘Competitive Play’ would be made available next month with the planned first update being relatively big.

A Blizzard-hosted Facebook Q&A took place earlier, where Kaplan answered some of the communities burning questions, one of which was regarding the game’s competitive gamemode. He mentioned that it is the team’s current focus and it’d be released when it was finished – however no specific date was given, although he did say it’d probably be released within June with the update.

Some of the Overwatch heroes

While we wait for this mode to unlock, the Overwatch story videos will continue to be produced with a second season as the first finished with Soldier 76’s video. Season 2 has been confirmed to include Roadhog, another hero of the game who utilises his Chain Hook.

See also: Facebook hosted Overwatch Q&A

While Competitive Play was planned for launch, Kaplan and Blizzard both decided that from the fan feedback after the closed beta, they would drop it until a later date. There is currently nothing to indicate what is going to be changed, however we will keep you updated with any news we know on the matter.

Overwatch is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One at all major retailers.

So what are your thoughts on the matter? Did you play the beta and give any feedback with regards to the competitive mode? Have you been playing the game itself – if so, what are your thoughts? Let us know down below in the comments!

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