Overwatch player creates more accurate Competitive ranks - Dexerto

Overwatch player creates more accurate Competitive ranks

Published: 15/Sep/2019 22:44 Updated: 15/Sep/2019 22:56

by Bill Cooney


Ranks in Overwatch’s Competitive mode are one way for players to track their progress in gaining or losing SR, but one player didn’t think they went far enough.

A ranking anywhere from Bronze to Top 500 is given to players each season, but winning (or losing) games and SR can move players between ranks.

There are a ton of suggestions floating around out there about how Blizzard could improve the system, but Reddit user valdrekaan_suleykaar decided to make their own ranking system instead.

What makes the new ranks different?

All of the original ranks are included, but valdrekaan decided to add a few new ones to better differentiate players skill level even more.

Is your SR between 0.5 and 9? Well then you would fall into the category of players on par with sentient carpet threads.

The next step up is from 10-699 and encompases all of the DPS Ana mains out there, finally getting their recognition.

Blizzard EntertainmentDPS Ana mains are finally getting the credit they deserve.

Saran Wrap, tinfoil and wet napkins are now all the ranks leading up to Bronze, which begins at a very respectable 1300 SR.

Silver and Gold remain completely unchanged, apparently those players belong right where they are currently.

“Platinum” (SR 2500-2699) now comes before actual Platinum, which is followed by “Lucky Plats” as the entry level to Diamond.

Surprisingly enough the infamous “Wood” rank didn’t make an appearance and valdrekaan explained this was because “Wood is too sturdy and useful.”

Perhaps the best new rank is “Toxic Players alt account” which covers the 3600-3699 SR range, so we guess all those players getting tilted in voice chat were actually telling the truth after all.

Blizzard hasn’t given any indication that they plan to rework the Compeititve ranking system, so for now the new system will have to be unofficially utilized by players.

OverwatchThe new system does have a lot more versatility than the old Overwatch ranks.

There are a lot more hero balance changes on the way to Overwatch though, according to recent comments by developers.

Zarya and Symmetra will be getting their beam damage rebalanced, and more heroes will be getting updates to bring them inline with the 2-2-2 role lock changes.

We don’t know exactly when the changes will happen, but sometime just before or shortly after the Overwatch League Grand Finals is probably a good bet.


Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 6:35

by Nate Searl


Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.