It looks like Overwatch competitive play isn’t delayed after all! The official Twitter account tweeted out a correction last night, stating that Blizzard is still planning to release the update in late June, not July.
Sorry about this! Competitive Play will be coming later in *JUNE*, not July. Apologies again for the error. 😖
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) June 1, 2016
Overwatch, the popular new online shooter from Blizzard Entertainment, has received all sorts of accolades since it was released on PC and consoles early last week, but one of the biggest complaints is the game currently lacks a dedicated ranked mode for more serious competitive play. Blizzard had previously stated that they would be adding ranked play to the game sometime in June, but a recent Tweet from the official Overwatch claims otherwise.
Responding to a question about whether or not Overwatch will be getting a competitive season mode in the future, the official account had this to say:
A follow-up tweet repeated the mid-to-late July timeframe.
Right now, the new timeframe seems to only apply to the PC version of the game. In a different tweet, the Overwatch account said that “we don’t have anything to announce right now” in response to a question about when to expect ranked play on PS4 and Xbox One.
Blizzard has yet to officially confirm the delay, but it’s probably safe to assume that we won’t be playing ranked matches anytime this month.