Overwatch Season 5 starts later today
Overwatch Season 5 kicks off very soon, as Blizzard reveals start dates and times for the new season of Competitive play.
UK fans itching to get stuck into more Competitive action will have to stay up late, because the Season 5 start time isn't until 1am BST on June 1.
Elsewhere, Overwatch Season 5 kicks off on May 31 at 5pm PDT, or 8pm EDT depending on where you live.
Players who completed their placement matches in Season 4 will receive the Hanamura Player Icon and Hanamura Spray.
Anybody who finished in the top 500 will also receive an extra unique spray and player icon.
Season 5 rewards are said to be Numbani themed, which means you'll receive a special Hero Animated Spray and Competitor Player Icon.
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Players can also use their Competitive Points to buy gold skins and weapons.
Players receive Competitive Points for hitting certain Skill Ratings, which are categorised below…
- 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
There are even rumours that the new season will coincide with the release of a brand new Overwatch hero named Hammond.
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Hammond is said to be a great ape that didn't take to “genetic therapy” as intended.
The rumours started after the release of an in-game press release for The Horizon Lunar Colony, which went offline years ago.
“For the first time in years after Horizon Lunar Colony went offline, new information has been revealed as to the fate of the program,” the in-game announcement reads.
“At a press conference today, Lucheng Interstellar revealed the surprising fact that the colony's databases and monitoring systems are still up and running this day.
“While no direct communication has been established with the facility, the company has successfully retrieved interpersonnel logs sent days and moments before the base lost contact with earth.
“Lucheng Interstellar has released its first image of the colony's still-operating integrated monitoring systems. A Lucheng spokesperson told Atlas News the connection is unstable, but the company is working around the clock to gather new information."