There's no I in Team Queue
A new update is now available for Overwatch 2 on Switch. This update includes the Summer Games 2023 event, and a new Team Queue competitive mode which has no ranking restrictions. You can see the patch notes below.
SUMMER GAMES 2023
It’s time for some fun in the sun with the Summer Games seasonal event! Log in and play Lúcioball, Lúcioball Remix, and the all-new Winston’s Beach Volleyball, plus score big with new cosmetic rewards, including a new Epic skin for Doomfist!
- On Fire Adjustments
- Fixed a bug that caused players to gain On Fire at the start of a new round in Competitive Play when playing any game mode or in Quick Play when playing Control.
- On Fire and Blazing are more difficult to attain early in a round.
- On Fire’s cooldown reduced to 3 seconds. This should prevent most of the cases where a hero gained On Fire with a delay after a positive contribution.
- On Fire score decays slightly more quickly when a hero is not On Fire.
- Maintaining On Fire for long periods of time is more difficult.
- New Event Hub
- A new centralized location for Event information is now available from the main menu, where all Event Challenges, Rewards, and Modes are listed here.
Team Queue is an all-new Competitive mode for Overwatch 2, requiring everyone to play in a full group of five players. Team Queue has no ranking restrictions and will be available through the end of Season 5. Other important rules for the mode are:
- Players can group up regardless of how far apart they are in rank.
- Grandmaster players can play, even with up to four other Grandmaster players.
- Team Queue is limited to 1 Tank, 2 Damage, and 2 Support.
- Players do not queue for specific roles, instead choosing their roles within each match.
- Platform pool restrictions remain, meaning players on console must still only group up with other players on console, not those on PC.