In April, Blizzard added a new game mode to Arcade mode. Called Competition in free selection, it allows the player to compete without undergoing the role restrictions of the classic competitive mode.
In recent video, Jeff Kaplan indicated that the mode was going temporarily be removed
of the game, for reappear during the month of June
in a reworked form, and accompanied by a competitive season that will last just under a month
. At the start of season 23, which should start at the beginning of July, il will leave Arcade mode to enter the list of competitive modes
. In addition, Kaplan takes stock of the popularity of the competition mode in free selection, and indicates that in South Korea, it is the second most popular mode, unlike the United States, where it is located behind Heroes Mysteries.
The purpose of this whole operation is to allow players to have a wider choice
, but also to unclog the queues. Finally, Jeff Kaplan gives a quick update on the modifications that will be made to the characters in the next update of Overwatch. So we now know, and while waiting for more details, that Bastion and Mercy will be entitled to a buff.
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