The competitive season of Overwatch is coming to an end in just a few short hours.
Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch Season 14 will start on the same day that Season 13 ends.
This isn’t something done normally, but it appears the dev team have decided to forgo any kind of extended downtime between seasons.
So as a recap, Season 13 will officially end on Monday, December 31 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
This will happen at 2:00 p.m. PST, or 22:00 UTC if you’re are based in the UK.
Season 14 is currently scheduled to launch two hours later on Monday, December 31, at 4:00 p.m. PST.
So technically for those in the UK, Season 14 will start on Tuesday, January 1 at 00:00 UTC.
Unless there are any last minutes changes announced by Blizzard, this is how things will fall over the next few hours.
So that will mean that the Competitive Play off-season break between Season 13 and Season 14 will have been reduced to just two hours in length.
If you are a player that has done well during Season 13, you can expect to be rewarded with the usual cosmetic items given by Blizzard.
This will include a special spray and player icon, which will unlock automatically when you log into your account the first time after the season ends.
And if you are placed within the Top 500 players on your platform (and in your region) at the end of the season, you’ll receive an extra player icon and animated spray on top of the other seasonal rewards.
Competitive Points will also be handed out by Blizzard based on the maximum skill rating players achieved during season 13.
Here are the Skill Rating (SR) to Competitive Point (CP) breakdown for Season 13:
- SR 1-1499 (Bronze): 65 CP
- SR 1500-1999 (Silver): 125 CP
- SR 2000-2499 (Gold): 250 CP
- SR 2500-2999 (Platinum): 500 CP
- SR 3000-3499 (Diamond): 750 CP
- SR 3500-3999 (Master): 1200 CP
- SR 4000-5000 (Grandmaster): 1750 CP
The new competitive season of Overwatch will be followed by the start of the second season of the Overwatch League in 2019.
The OWL is scheduled to return in February and will include a host of new teams that were announced earlier in 2018.
Last year’s grand finalists will kick off the new season on February 14, with Philadelphia Fusion taking on defending champions London Spitfire.
A total of eight new teams will be competing for the grand prize this year, adding up to around 20 international franchises.