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Overwatch: Blizzard announce end date for Season 13 and share new details for Season 14

Published: 27/Dec/2018 21:30 Updated: 27/Dec/2018 21:50

by Wyatt Donigan

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Overwatch is quickly approaching the end of its 13th competitive season and Blizzard has shared some new details on what we can expect moving forward.

Each Overwatch season generally last for about two months, with each containing special rewards for players who put in the time to grind out their ranks.

While the wait between seasons typically has lasted a few days, Blizzard has announced a major change to the offseason between Season 13 and 14.

Season 13 will come to an end on Monday, December 31 at 2pm PST / 5pm EST / 10pm UTC, which was expected given the usual length of each season.

In a surprise move, however, it was announced that Season 14 would get underway just two hours after the end of Season 13, signaling a drastic change from previous seasons.

Season 13 will officially end on Monday, December 31 at 2:00 p.m. PST (Monday, December 31 at 22:00 UTC). Season 14 is currently scheduled to launch two hours later on Monday, December 31 at 4:00 p.m. PST (Tuesday, January 1 at 00:00 UTC).

The surprise Season 14 start time will allow players the chance to ring in the New Year by getting their placement matches done almost immediately.

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Before heading into Season 14, though, players will receive some rewards based on their performance in Season 13.

Just by completing the Season 13 placements, players will receive a special spray and player icon to commemorate the season. If you managed to place in the Top 500 of your platform and region, you’ll get another player icon and animated spray for your efforts.

In addition to those, players will receive Competitive Points (CP) based on the maximum skill rating (SR) achieved during the season.

  • 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
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Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton

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An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

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Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4