Blizzard Entertainment has announced its plans to improve the matchmaking and ranked modes of Overwatch 2 as part of its latest Developer Blog. The Californian developer is looking to reduce the number of games needed for a rank change, as well as introduce role changes to benefit each of the respective roles.
Fans of the multiplayer shooter have been eagerly awaiting these changes, and now it looks like they will be arriving in the upcoming Season 3. According to the blog post, the development team is "aware of some community pain points with competitive and matchmaking" and has been working hard to reduce the number of wins and losses necessary for a rank change. Starting from Season 3, players will only need five wins or 15 losses to reach a rank change, whichever comes first.
The changes don't end there, however, as Blizzard is also introducing role changes to benefit each of the respective roles. This is likely to encourage more players to try out the Support role, which is often seen as one of the most difficult roles in the game. These changes are part of the developer's plan to make the matchmaking experience more enjoyable for all players.
In addition to the changes mentioned above, Blizzard also promises further tweaks in the future. Season 4 will include additional information about your current wins and losses on the competitive update screens, and there will also be longer-term features and updates for both the matchmaker and competitive game modes. Although, we won't hear about either of these areas until we're closer to Season 4.
Overall, it looks like Overwatch 2 players can look forward to some major changes to the ranked mode starting from Season 3. Blizzard is committed to making the matchmaking experience more enjoyable and rewarding for all players, and these changes should go a long way toward achieving that goal. We'll have to wait until Season 4 to see the full extent of the improvements, but for now, it looks like Overwatch 2 is on the right track.