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Overwatch 2: Competitive or Rank system guide

Rank up fast to get your golden gun!

Overwatch 2 completely changed how the rank system works. The basic skill tiers remain the same, but other than that, they are completely changing how the ranks are handled. The competitive rank matches are matched with a hidden skill point called MMR or Match Making Rating. And the shown point that decides the rank is called SR. They pretty much function the same as their Overwatch counterpart.

But the placement and ranking up or down have had a significant change, and with all the roles, the ranking system can get quite complicated. So here is everything you need to know about ranks in Overwatch 2. And if you want to know which heroes are best in the game now, you can check out our hero tier list.

Overwatch 2: all ranks breakdown

Here is what the Competitive Ladder Looks like in Overwatch 2:

  1. Bronze
  2. Silver
  3. Gold
  4. Platinum
  5. Diamond
  6. Master
  7. Grandmaster
  8. Top 500
overwatch 2 competitive ladder
Image via Activision Blizzard

Each of these brackets has five different tiers. Starting from 5, going all the way up to 1 then moving on to the next bracket. So there is a significant skill gap for each tier of play. You must play some placement matches when you start the competitive play. So you don’t necessarily have to go through from the Bronze if you are good at the game.

How to unlock competitive mode in Overwatch 2

For the old Overwatch players, if you have competitive mode unlocked on the original Overwatch, you will get access to it instantly. But for the newer overwatch, players need to grind a bit to unlock it. Once you win 50 games in the quick play, you will unlock the competitive mode if you are a new player.

But as of season 1, there is a way to bypass this system. You can buy the watchpoint pack from the shop of the game to gain instant access to all the heroes and the competitive mode. Although it is a way to pass the system, it is quite expensive, so grinding out the quick play is the better way to do it.

We are also unsure how long this Watchpoint Pack will be available in the store. So even if you want to spend the money to unlock competitive mode, it may not be available at that point.

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Image via Blizzard Entertainment

How to rank up fast in Overwatch 2

Ranking up is different in Overwatch 2 than what it was in Overwatch or any other game, in fact. When you start, you can choose which role you want to play. Of course, there is also the open queue, but choosing the role you are best at will get you to your highest rank in the game.

The main way you will be ranking up is by winning games. But unlike the other games, the rank point does not change after each match. After winning seven games, the system will calculate and adjust the rank point to either rank you up or down the ladder. The seven-win doesn’t have to be consecutive. As long as you get wins, you can see your rank adjusting after every seven wins.

Rank adjustment on loss in Overwatch 2

Even though the main way to adjust rank point is by winning games, there is also another way to do it. Losses also count towards adjusting rank placement. Losing 20 games will also adjust the rank point and possibly demote to a lower-rank division.

So, your rank can change after 20 losses if you have a bad losing streak. But you won’t be punished separately for every losing match. And if you win a lot before losing 20 games, you will still have a net positive rank-up.

Overwatch 2 Competitive Ranked system rewards

Each game you win or lose, you’ll get Competitive Points or CP which you can use to buy skins and gold weapons

  • Win: 15 CP
  • Draw: 5 CP
  • Bronze: 65 CP
  • Silver: 125 CP
  • Gold: 250 CP
  • Platinum: 500 CP
  • Diamond: 750 CP
  • Master: 1,200 CP
  • Grandmaster: 1,750 CP

Hope this Overwatch 2 Competitive Ranked system guide has turned out to be useful to you!

How is your rank experience so far in Overwatch 2? Let us know in the comment section below!

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