Overwatch’s fifth competitive season is drawing close to the finish line, so if you’re looking to reach Grandmaster it’s time to hurry up. Announced by Blizzard, users can expect Season 5 of Overwatch’s Competitive Mode to end on August 28 at 5:00 p.m. PDT / 8:00 p.m. EDT. The rewards for Season 5 have not changed from the previous competitive seasons with the exception of what the spray is. Here are the rewards for Overwatch Season 5:
SR 1-1499 (Bronze): 100 CP
SR 1500-1999 (Silver): 200 CP
SR 2000-2499 (Gold): 400 CP
SR 2500-2999 (Platinum): 800 CP
SR 3000-3499 (Diamond): 1200 CP
SR 3500-3999 (Master): 2000 CP
SR 4000-5000 (Grandmaster): 3000 CP
Users can also earn a special animated spray of Numbani if they manage to be in Top 500 by the end of the season. However, you can earn a static version of this spray as long as you simply finish your placement matches. Users can also earn a special Player Icon if they manage to be in Top 500 by the end of the season, so if you want those extra rewards you’ll need to step your game up.
This season has perhaps been the most controversial among professional players and the community. The quick moving “dive meta” has torn much of the Overwatch player base since it drastically limited the options of heroes for players to choose from. Its rise can be attributed to the lack of extremely hard counters, allowing it to flourish and completely take over the competitive scene.
There have also been numerous complaints of toxic attitudes from players, along with a number of users unwilling to switch, purposely throw games, or only play one character. Much of this is due to the lack of punishment and reporting systems in place. While Blizzard has rectified this with their newest patch on PC, console players have no way of dealing with these types of players. Combining this with the punishing dive meta and it ended up producing one of the worst competitive seasons to date.
With season six on the horizon, one has to wonder if Blizzard will address these issues or if they will continue to spiral out of control.