Overwatch’s overwhelming reception may have caught Blizzard by surprise. The developer is furiously working around the clock on future patches for the game, taking into account feedback from the community, as well as working on new characters to add to the game’s roster. Amongst all of this was the developer’s promise of releasing a competitive mode for Overwatch.
When asked on Twitter about the status of competitive play, Blizzard revealed that it has decided to delay the release of any competitive mode in the game to the end of July. The company skipped out on giving any clarification and reasoning on the delay, and has since then also deleted the tweet in question.
This makes it almost two months that Overwatch will have to endure without any competitive aspect. The game’s player-base is already expressing disappointment over the lack of any Ranked mode where it can prove its mettle.
That being said, Blizzard is definitely working on something awesome for Overwatch’s competitive seasons. The developer may have needed a bit of more time to polish down things. After all, the game has a tremendous amount of hype surrounding it, and it will most likely triple its player-base in the coming months. There’s no reason to rush features and modes for such a demanding clientele.
It has been recently revealed that Overwatch has been able to push aside Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End to take the top spot in the video games sales chart of UK. That’s quite an impressive achievement!
Overwatch is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The multiplayer first-person shooter has been tagged by many as Team Fortress 2 on steroids, bringing a fun-filled gameplay environment for everyone to enjoy.