Overwatch has gotten a recent update that includes its competitive mode. The game still holds all the same basic elements but the competitive mode runs a tad differently than the original battle mode.
Here is everything you will need to know about this update!
The format of the game is just like playing Overwatch as you already know it. All 12 maps are available and have their own unique competitive format. When working on a map with a payload you will play against the same enemy team and teammates. The difference between the competitive mode and what you may know about playing Overwatch is that in the competitive mode, instead of the maps focusing on the time it takes you to reach the objective, the maps focus on the number of objectives completed. SO every point you capture or push the payload across while on the attacking side scores your team a point. After attacking, you will switch sides and see who can push the payload more. If both teams were capable of pushing their payloads all the way, then this would result in a sudden death tiebreaker.
The maps without a payload have a time bank of 10 minutes to win the map. If one team can capture the points then that ends game but if both teams capture the same amount of objectives, you will switch sides and play the game again except the attacking team will now only have whatever time they had at the end of their last attacking round. A sudden death will occur if both teams run out of their time banks and have captured the same amount of points.
The control maps play pretty much identical to the Quick Play. The only difference between the two is that in the competitive matches you play best of five instead of best of three. The first to win three rounds wins it all!
The one thing that mixes things up in the competitive mode are the moments where there are ties. A tie leads to a Sudden Death game where the attackers have around two minutes to capture a point. If they are able to capture the point, then they win and if they can’t then the defense wins.
Ranking is another aspect of the new mode. After each match you either gain or lose skill towards your next ranking. You can also get points to put towards cosmetic items for the game.
I hope all of this information clears the air for those of you who had your curiosities about the new Overwatch update!