Overwatch director talks challenges and goals of ranked play

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 05:47 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Overwatch will have ranked play, but Blizzard isn’t yet sure what form it will take.

The latest Overwatch developer update includes an interesting bit of insight into how Blizzard is tackling ranked play.

Game Director Jeff Kaplan doesn’t have a solid vision to share yet, but you’ll see why that is as he goes into the challenges involved in building a competitive league, and discusses what Blizzard wants to achieve with Overwatch in that regard.

The update also going into matchmaking, recent local server tests and the recent closed beta – including an apology to the community for how the closed beta was presented, leaving many would-be testers frustrated at not receiving an invite.

Overwatch is expected later this year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.