[UPDATED] Overwatch Competitive Mode Delayed, Cross-Platform Isn't Coming

Blizzard planned to release the competitive mode this up-coming June, but recently announced that it has been delayed, and the new planned release...
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    Overwatch has had a very successful career so far, with a recorded 9.7 million users during the open beta, and has been received very well by the gaming community. It's even become Blizzard's fastest selling game. But there was one thing was missing during the open beta, as well as the full release of the game; competitive mode. Competitive mode was in the closed beta, and Blizzard claims that they've been working on lots of things; including nerfing McCree and buffing D.Va, and have temporarily disabled competitive mode in the game in order to tweak it and make it better. Blizzard planned to release it this upcoming June, but recently announced that it has been delayed, and the new planned release date is mid-to-late July.

    Competitive mode allows players who have reached level 25 to enter a fierce competition, in which players can rank up through various tiers in month-long seasons, as well as earn special skins and icons only unlockable in competitive mode. It also features a penalty for those who leave games early, by issuing a simple warning to the player. But, if the player chooses not to heed these warnings and continues to leave matches before they are complete, they will be docked 75% of all experience gained until they have fully completed a certain number of matches. All this was tested in the closed beta, but Blizzard still feels there's room for improvement. They claim to be taking player input very seriously, in an attempt to make competitive mode the very best it can be.

    UPDATE- As it appears, competitive mode was never delayed, in fact, the whole ordeal was a typo. The official Overwatch twitter tweeted that they are sorry for the mix-up, and competitive mode is still scheduled to release in June.


    On top of that, rumors have been floating around recently about Overwatch possibly getting cross-play between Xbox One, PC, and PS4, with Microsoft expressing how they would like to see it happen. Blizzard, however, confirmed that this will not be happening, as they feel that PC players will have an unfair advantage due to the much higher precision offered by a mouse as opposed to a controller. They talked about the idea of forcing PC users who wished to access cross-play to use a controller, but that brought up other issues, like how aim-assist doesn't exist on PC, which in turn would give PC players a disadvantage. While Blizzard says they love the idea, it's not going to happen for Overwatch.

    Have you been enjoying the game so far? Are you excited for competitive mode? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Vino
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  2. Jesus
    IMO I don't think they should do cross-platform. As it does give you the ability to play with friends on different consoles it creates problems because usually in most cases the PC following of a game is even more competitive and usually better than the more casual gamers on console.
    1. Pyroman
      But it would be super unfair to console players because PC gamers can use some characters with a better degree of precision compared to Consoles.
      David Bowie likes this.
    2. David Bowie
      Yeah exactly, while I would enjoy playing with friends cross-platform the experience in aggregate would not be as enjoyable due to the varied skill-levels and different competitivities (can't think of a suitable word lol) of players across platforms.
  3. 3xTiNcT
    Didn't get the game yet but the competitive mode is needed.
  4. WWE
    The trailer didn't appease me. I guess I'm going to Redbox to try it out and see if I like it or not.
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    2. Salus
      Multiplayer only for $60 not making that mistake again
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    3. Keeley Hazell
      Well it's not Titanfall
    4. Zelk
      Honestly, I think it's worth the money. It's insanely fun to play.
  5. Pyroman
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    1. Zelk
      Did they just un-delay it? Damn. I'll update it I guess.
      Pyroman likes this.
    2. Pyroman
      It was a mistake on their end. They mixed up the months lmfao.
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    3. Zelk
      This whole thing was a typo then, lmao. I'm working on the update. Thanks for the info, Pyroman!
      Pyroman likes this.
  6. Casp
    Thanks to Stocks for the topic!
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