Overwatch Season 5 Start Date Announced

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After months of intense Competitive Play battles, the fourth season of Overwatch is coming to an end on May 28th. However, Overwatch fans won't have to wait long to start climbing the ranks in Competitive yet again, as Blizzard has also announced the start date for the game's fifth season: Wednesday, May 31st at 5pm Pacific time.

While some fans may be excited for the fifth season to start and see how it tweaks the ever-changing Competitive formula, it's worth noting that the fourth season still has a little over a week before it concludes. That means players have plenty of time to raise their SR and try to maximize their payout for when the season ends. And speaking of payouts, Blizzard has also revealed how many Competitive Points players will receive for their fourth season Competitive rankings.

  • SR 1-1499 (Bronze): 100 CP
  • SR 1500-1999 (Silver): 200 CP
  • SR 2000-2499 (Gold): 400 CP
  • SR 2500-2999 (Platinum): 800 CP
  • SR 3000-3499 (Diamond): 1200 CP
  • SR 3500-3999 (Master): 2000 CP
  • SR 4000-5000 (Grandmaster): 3000 CP

The CP payouts are fairly consistent with how they've been handled in past seasons. Additional rewards, like the player icon and spray, will also be released for anyone that participated in this year's Competitive Play season. Like past seasons, anyone that is in the top 500 players on their platform and in their region will also receive an animated spray.

Some fans may have been expecting there to be special rewards for the end of the game's fourth season, as it coincides with Overwatch's One Year Anniversary event. It may be disappointing for some that the Competitive Play rewards are just standard, but at least Overwatch's one year anniversary is being celebrated with the event and all the new content it brings with it.

While some may have been expecting something more, the end-season rewards for Overwatch's fourth season are consistent with the rewards of past seasons. With the fourth season of Competitive Play wrapping up in a little over a week, fans have some time to think about which golden weapon they'll want to purchase with their hard-earned Competitive Play points. Though with Doomfist supposedly right around the corner, fans may want to hold off on spending too much CP just yet.

Overwatch is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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