Competitive Overwatch players panic as OW2 erases ranked season history

published: 2022-10-06T22:54:11

Updated: 2022-10-06T22:54:34

Overwatch players proud of their ranked achievements panic as OW2 slowly erases their ranked history of existence.

Overwatch 2 is finally out, and players who have managed to move on have generally liked the sequel, despite concerns that it’s too similar to the first game.

Ranked players, on the other hand, have criticized the new Competitive system, with seasoned veterans placed much lower than their previous SR in the original game.

Now it turns out that all of their pasts will be removed from the game, and soon all those past achievements, such as reaching a career with a high skill level, will be brought back to memory.

Overwatch 2 is slowly removing ranked history

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There have been a lot of issues with Overwatch 2’s ranking so far.

As revealed by Twitch streamer ‘EeveeA’, only a player’s last 6 ranked seasons will be kept in the game and the rest will be deleted.

β€œFrom Season S1 of OW1 to Season 30 of OW1, all that data is gone,” she explained. “Come S7 from OW2, your OW2 S1 data is gone.”

According to EeveeAshe had the information for a week, but couldn’t say anything at the risk of breaking an NDA.

It is expected that players will not be happy with the decision and will blow Blizzard in the comments for erasing some of their player experience.

β€œHow is it possible that we don’t care that all our statistics are just gone? What’s the point then? I haven’t played a comp in a long time, so all my old stats are gone forever?” asked one.

“I don’t understand the reasoning here at all,” another commented.

Blizzard has yet to comment on this situation or explain the reasoning behind removing someone’s previous ranked achievements.

It’s not clear if this is something Blizzard can reverse, but for anyone looking to keep track of their triumphs, you might want to consider recording them manually from now on.

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