Season 4 of Overwatch 2 introduced a new rating system to the game – in addition to the controversial hero Survival Bird – This will no longer cause the seasonal ranking reset and rank decrease. However, due to miscommunication between the community and the devs, players are noticing rank changes in Season 4 and contributing them to rank degradation, when it’s not actually rank degradation. rank. Additionally, there is also a bug in Season 3 that gives bad rewards to competitive players in Season 3.
Before we dive in, it’s worth pointing out how this new system works. Overwatch 2’s ranking system has previously dropped or completely reset player ratings at the end of each season in an effort to revamp the game’s competitive mode and give players a way to keep going. However, it’s no secret that Overwatch 2 players hate the gameplay mechanic and wish the ranking reset was gone altogether. The developers took notice and the leaderboard resets were officially confirmed in a post at the end of January from the fourth season.
The new ranking system (effective now with Season 4) does exactly what the developers intended and will not reset players from now on. This does not mean that players will be immune to losing ranks. The new scoring system also changes the scoring mode from something called the STD division or skill level to the game’s hidden matching system, or MMR. As a result, it seems, players may experience a rank change when the system switches to MMR. This is also reflected in Overwatch 2, where everyone’s skill level and segment have been adjusted to match your current skill rating.
However, not everyone understood the new changes, leading to frustration on various social media platforms. Blizzard media platforms and forums. A number of Overwatch players have reported changing their account rankings starting in Season 4, and they believe this is related to a decreased ranking.
To make matters worse, a bug related to Season 3 is affecting the final ranks of Season 3. This is causing some players to start with lower ranks in Season 4 than they started with. This is an error confirmed by Overwatch 2 game director Aaron Keller TwitterThis not only affects current ranks, but also affects Season 3 Competitive mode rewards. Fortunately, Keller reports that the bug has been identified and a fix will be deployed this month.
We’ve been working to fix an issue where some players had a lower final rating than they should have had in Season 3. We’ve identified a fix and plan to include it in the next patch later this month. Affected players should receive their correct rank in Season 3 (1/2)
-Aaron Keller (@aaronkellerOW) April 13, 2023
So if you’re an Overwatch 2 player, don’t worry if you see the command change. It is normal and associated with the rating system included in the MMR, and is not associated with malfunction or rank degradation. Rewards for correctly ranked Season 3 will also be distributed to affected players later this month, in addition to bonus rewards as compensation.