Streamer discovers a trick to get his Overwatch placement matches done early - Dexerto

Streamer discovers a trick to get his Overwatch placement matches done early

Published: 2/Nov/2018 16:30 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 17:08

by Bill Cooney


During his last placement match for Season 13 of Overwatch competitive play, streamer Tony Macaroni left his last placement match, then rejoined and discovered he had been placed.

After winning the first round of Control on Nepal, Macaroni leaves the match after wishing his team good luck in the rest of their placements, then rejoins seconds later.

When he gets back into his previous game the streamer seems a bit confused, but not as confused as his team.

“Alright, I’m back?” Macaroni asks his team. “Dude were you GM this whole time?” one of his confused teammates replies.

“Wait what the fuck it placed me!” the streamer laughs. “New hack boys, if you want to see your placements, you just leave in your last game and you get placed.”

The fact that he left the game probably meant Tony got placed on a loss, and even if he ended the match he was in with a win, he wouldn’t gain any SR from it because he had left the match.

It seems to be just an exploit of the way competitive matches work, so it’s unknown if this “strategy” is a glitch or not, or whether Blizzard is going to do anything to fix it. 


Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl


An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

Overwatch Battle Pass
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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.