After months of preparation, Overwatch’s Competitive Play mode finally launched this week on PC. Unfortunately, owners of the game on consoles will have to wait a little longer.
In a forum post on Battle.net, Blizzard Community Manager Lylirra said to expect the Competitive Play patch to arrive “sometime next week.” The post goes on to apologize for the delayed release and continues with details on this season’s Competitive Play dates.
“We know this isn’t an ideal way to deliver new content, so we’re going to continue to refine our patching processes over the next few months in an effort to sync up our release dates across platforms as closely possible,” Blizzard said. “Although our Battle.net client will always allow us to be more agile on PC, we hope to reach a point where we can release major updates on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 simultaneously.”
The Summer 2016 season of Competitive Play will run shorter than future seasons, ending August 18th on all platforms. Subsequent seasons will last approximately 2.5 months.
In other Overwatch news, the game recently toppled the juggernaut that is League of Legends in terms of popularity across cyber cafes in South Korea.
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