Overwatch 2 is the sequel to the quite popular hero-shooter Overwatch and it has definitely upgraded on quite a lot of fronts. While the characters have upgraded quite a lot, other game mechanics have also received a revamp. Whether you are a veteran or a new player, the Overwatch 2 ranks and divisions are something that might seem a little confusing. Blizzard have discarded the iconic match-to-match rank update and have changed to a new system. Now that might be confusing for anyone and that is why we have made this guide. In this guide, we will explain the entire ranking system in Overwatch 2. So let’s check out this guide and understand the competitive scenario this time around.
All Overwatch 2 Ranks & Divisions in Order
While players are used to getting match-by-match updates on their ranks and divisions, that won’t be the case in the sequel. Blizzard are hoping that this change brings in consistency to upgrade skills while in the match.
To first determine the rank and division you will be put in, you will either have to win five matches or lose fifteen matches. These will determine where you will be ranked for the first time and then these will be how you go up or fall down in your rank.
Each rank tier has five divisions that you need to cover before you eventually reach the Top 500 players. Here are all the Overwatch 2 Ranks in Order:
At the end of the season, you will get Competitive points depending on the ranks & divisions in Overwatch 2.
How to Pair with Friends in Ranked Match
With the new system, pairing with your friends in a competitive environment will depend on the rank and division of both. Here’s how the rank system works in pairing with your friends in Overwatch 2:
- From tiers Bronze to Diamond, players can pair with friends within two tiers. For example, a Platinum player can pair with a Silver player.
- For players in the Master rank, you can only pair with friends within one tier. That is, you can either pair with a Diamond or a Grandmaster. However, while pairing with a Grandmaster, your division will also come into play.
- Grandmasters can only pair within three divisions. If you want to pair with someone in Master tier, your division has to be GM 5 while their division has to be within Master 1-3.
- Players in the Top 500 can only pair with other players of the Top 500 in the region.
That’s all there is on the Overwatch 2 Ranking System with all ranks in order. While you are here, make sure you check out our Overwatch 2 guides for more content with Gamer Tweak.