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Blizzard announces ranked play is coming to Overwatch next month

Overwatch will have ranked play starting next month

Anthony Garreffa | May 25, 2016 at 11:09 pm CDT (0 mins, 42 secs time to read)

Overwatch has had a pretty successful launch so far, with Blizzard announcing that ranked play is coming to their first-person shooter as early as next month.

Blizzard announces ranked play is coming to Overwatch next month |

During a recent Facebook Q&A session with Overwatch's Lead Game Designer, Jeff Kaplan, it was revealed that ranked play "would be part of a special content update in mid to late June", reports Engadget. Blizzard had planned on including ranked play in Overwatch at launch, but were experiencing issues with the competitive mode that "caused lower-skilled players to be matched up with higher-skilled players". This caused balancing issues, which forced Blizzard to yank it out of Overwatch before launch, and push it out in a post-launch update.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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