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Competitive Points

Competitive Points Competitive Points are one of the currencies in Overwatch 2. They can be used to purchase cosmetics, specifically they're used to unlock a heroes Weapon Variants.

Obtaining[ | ]

In Overwatch 2, players are awarded Competitive Points 10 for a win and Competitive Points 5 for a draw from matches in Competitive Play. Additionally, each match contributed to the Competitive Progression bar, with wins giving 3 progress points, while draws and losses only give 1 progress point. After 30 Progress points, the player earns Competitive Points 100.

Players stop earning points from the Competitive Progression bar if they have completed 30 full rounds of progression, earning a total of Competitive Points 3,000 bonus Competitive Points, however they still earn the Competitive Points 10 and Competitive Points 5 from wins and losses. [1]

Use[ | ]

Since the competitive update in Season 9 of Overwatch 2. Competitive Points can only be used to purchase Weapon Variants for heroes. Weapon Variants can be found under the "Weapon Variants" tab in the Heroes view (Heroes > [Hero] > Weapon variants). Currently, all weapon variants cost Competitive Points 3000 to unlock.

Initially the only Weapon Variants purchasable were Golden weapons, but this changed in Season 9 with the introduction of Jade Weapons, which were the only weapon variants purchasable with Competitive Points for that season. This changed in Season 10, where competitive points could be used to buy all available weapon variants, however you couldn't use a mix of Competitive Points Competitive Points and Legacy Competitive Points Legacy Competitive Points to purchase previous season weapon variants. [2]

Legacy Competitive Points

Legacy Competitive Points[ | ]

At the end of the yearly competitive season, each player's remaining Competitive Points Competitive Points are converted to Legacy Competitive Points Legacy Competitive Points. Similarly to competitive points, legacy competitive points can be used to purchase Weapon Variants. Similarly to Competitive Points, legacy competitive points can be used to unlock Weapon Variants, costing Legacy Competitive Points 3000 per variant. However, legacy competitive points can only be used to unlock weapon variants from previous competitive seasons, such as golden weapons. [3]

History[ | ]

Overwatch 2[ | ]

Season 1 - 3[ | ]

From the release of Overwatch 2, Competitive Points Competitive Points are rewarded at the end of each season based only on your highest rank achieved in any of the competitive role queues or open queue. Awards per game for wins and draws are the same as the end seasons of Overwatch. (15 competitive points per win, and 5 competitive points for a tie.)

End-of-Season Rewards
Highest Tier Points Earned Additional Rewards
Badge 1 Bronze Bronze 65
Badge 2 Silver Silver 125
Badge 3 Gold Gold 250
Badge 4 Platinum Platinum 500
Badge 5 Diamond Diamond 750 Player Title: "Diamond Challenger"
Badge 6 Master Master 1200 Player Title: "Master Challenger"
Badge 7 Grandmaster Grandmaster 1750 Player Title: "Grandmaster Challenger"
Badge 9 Top 500 Top 500 1750 Player Title: "Top 500 Challenger"

Season 4 - 8[ | ]

After the release of Season 4, there was a small competitive rework. End of Season Competitive Points Competitive Points were adjusted and Competitive Points Competitive Points per win were adjusted from Competitive Points 15 to Competitive Points 25 (an additional +Competitive Points 10 for every win, and you still earn +Competitive Points 5 for a Draw). Additionally, Seasonal Rank Decay was removed, Competitive Challenge Titles were adjusted to differentiate between Open Queue Competitive and Role Queue Competitive, and to be eligible for the Top 500 Leaderboards, players must now win 25 Competitive matches. Previously the condition was to play 25 matches.

In Season 6, Player Title was added for finishing the season in Gold.

End-of-Season Rewards
Highest Tier Points Earned Additional Rewards
Badge 1 Bronze Bronze 300
Badge 2 Silver Silver 450
Badge 3 Gold Gold 600 Player Title: "Gold Role/Open Challenger"
Badge 4 Platinum Platinum 800 Player Title: "Platinum Role/Open Challenger"
Badge 5 Diamond Diamond 1000 Player Title: "Diamond Role/Open Challenger"
Badge 6 Master Master 1200 Player Title: "Master Role/Open Challenger"
Badge 7 Grandmaster Grandmaster 1500 Player Title: "Grandmaster Role/Open Challenger"
Badge 9 Top 500 Top 500 1500 Player Title: "Top 500 Role/Open Challenger"

Season 9 - Present[ | ]

For Season 9: Champions there was a large competitive rework, which drastically altered gameplay and core mechanics of the game. For competitive points, all current Competitive Points Competitive Points were turned into Legacy Competitive Points Legacy Competitive Points, marking the start of the 2024 Competitive Season. A new Weapon Variant was introduced which players could spend Competitive Points Competitive Points on, Jade Weapons.

Players now earned Competitive Points 10 per win, Competitive Points 5 per draw, and Competitive Points 0 for loss. Players no longer earned Competitive Points Competitive Points as end-of-season Rewards, but instead earned them through the new Competitive Progression Bar, which replaced Competitive Challenges. For the Competitive Progression Bar, you would earn Competitive Points 100 for every 30 Competitive Progress Points. Wins granted 3 Progress point, while draws and losses granted 1 Progress Point.[4]

In Season 10, all Weapon Variants could now be bought with Competitive Points Competitive Points, not just Jade Weapons. When purchasing previous season Weapon Variants, you had to use either Competitive Points Competitive Points or Legacy Competitive Points Legacy Competitive Points, not a mix of both. [2]

Overwatch 1[ | ]

Season 1[ | ]

In Season 1, only one competitive point was received for each match won in Competitive Play, and no points were earned for ties. The number of points received at the end of the season was based on the player's highest rank.[5]

End-of-Season Rewards
Tier Points Earned
Skill Rating 0-39 10
Skill Rating 40-49 20
Skill Rating 50-52 40
Skill Rating 53-55 80
Skill Rating 56-59 120
Skill Rating 60-64 200
Skill Rating 65+ 300

Season 2 - 5[ | ]

In Season 2, 3, 4 and 5, Competitive Points 10 are received for each match won in Competitive Play, and Competitive Points 3 are received for each match tied in Competitive Play. A large number of points will be received at the end of the season, based on the player's final tier.[6]

End-of-Season Rewards
Tier Points Earned
Badge 1 Bronze Bronze 100
Badge 2 Silver Silver 300
Badge 3 Gold Gold 400
Badge 4 Platinum Platinum 800
Badge 5 Diamond Diamond 1200
Badge 6 Master Master 2000
Badge 7 Grandmaster Grandmaster 3000

Season 6 - 17[ | ]

Since Season 6 there are only 2 months in a season instead of the usual 3 therefore the competitive points rewarded are lower. Players are awarded Competitive Points 15 per win, and Competitive Points 5 for a tie.

End-of-Season Rewards
Tier Points Earned
Badge 1 Bronze Bronze 65
Badge 2 Silver Silver 125
Badge 3 Gold Gold 250
Badge 4 Platinum Platinum 500
Badge 5 Diamond Diamond 750
Badge 6 Master Master 1200
Badge 7 Grandmaster Grandmaster 1750

Season 18 - 35[ | ]

Beginning with season 18, role-queue[7] was introduced, with a different rank given for each roles (tank, damage and support). Competitive Points Competitive Points are awarded separately for each rank. Awards per game for wins and draws are the same as previous seasons. (Competitive Points 15 per win, and Competitive Points 5 for a tie.)

End-of-Season Rewards
Tier Points Earned Per Role Total Points Earned*
Badge 1 Bronze Bronze 25 75
Badge 2 Silver Silver 50 150
Badge 3 Gold Gold 100 300
Badge 4 Platinum Platinum 200 600
Badge 5 Diamond Diamond 300 900
Badge 6 Master Master 500 1500
Badge 7 Grandmaster Grandmaster 650 1950

*Total assuming the same rank in all three roles.

From Season 23 to Season 35, Open Queue Competitive Play was introduced with the same Competitive Points awarded per win, loss or draw. Competitive points are awarded as per pre-role queue format.

End-of-Season Rewards
Tier Points Earned
Badge 1 Bronze Bronze 65
Badge 2 Silver Silver 125
Badge 3 Gold Gold 250
Badge 4 Platinum Platinum 500
Badge 5 Diamond Diamond 750
Badge 6 Master Master 1200
Badge 7 Grandmaster Grandmaster 1750

References[ | ]

  1. 2024-03-20, Regarding Season Caps for Competitive Points Bonuses, Blizzard Entertainment, accessed: 2024-05-02
  2. 2.0 2.1 2024-04-16, OVERWATCH 2 RETAIL PATCH NOTES – APRIL 16, 2024, Blizzard Entertainment, accessed: 2024-04-17
  3. 2024-02-08, REVITALIZING THE OVERWATCH 2 EXPERIENCE, Blizzard Entertainment, accessed: 2024-04-17
  4. 2024-02-21, How to get competitive points in Overwatch 2, Dot Esports (Nadine Manske, Harrison Thomas, Max Miceli), accessed: 2024-04-17
  5. 2016-08-05, Details about Season 1's rewards, Overwatch Forums. (Archived using the Wayback Machine.)
  6. "Welcome to Season 2 of Competitive Play", Blizzard Entertainment, 2 September 2016. Retrieved on 14 September 2016.
  7. Introducing role queue, Blizzard Entertainment, 18 June 2019.
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