Overwatch’s ninth competitive season will end this week.
Season nine of Overwatch’s Competitive Play is scheduled to close in four days, on April 27. The Competitive Play mode will remain offline for a few days before the start of season 10. Blizzard has not announced an exact start date for season 10. Overwatch’s inaugural six-vs-six Competitive Elimination season will remain available until May 7 at 7pm CT.
Season nine of Competitive Play has been ongoing since March 1. Any player who completed all 10 placement matches will receive a special spray and player icon. Players within the top 500 of their region will get an extra icon and spray.
Competitive rewards for maximum skill rating achieved during season nine remain the same as always. Blizzard will award 65 competitive points for players that ended in Bronze, 125 for players in Silver, 250 for Gold, 500 for Platinum, 750 for Diamond, 1,200 for Master, and 1,750 for Grandmaster.
Overwatch’s newest hero, Brigitte, will become playable in season 10—she remained offline for the entirety of season nine due to a new rule regarding new maps and heroes. Brigitte was released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 20, right in the middle of Overwatch’s competitive season. Players complained about her absence from the mode, and Blizzard has since questioned the rule, which locked out new heroes for an entire competitive season.
“We’re following this feedback closely,” Kaplan wrote. “We made this change with the best intentions as we frequently heard complaints from players that we were introducing new heroes to Competitive Play too quickly.”
Blizzard will reevaluate the situation for Overwatch’s next hero, Kaplan said.