The Competitive Ranked mode for Overwatch will be launching today on PC, with the mode coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week.
In a forum post Blizzard said, “We don’t have an exact date to share, but we can confirm that the patch is going through approvals right now on both platforms,”
“We know this isn’t an ideal way to deliver new content, so we’re going to continue to refine our patching processes over the next few months in an effort to sync up our release dates across platforms as closely possible. Although our Battle.net client will always allow us to be more agile on PC, we hope to reach a point where we can release major updates on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 simultaneously.”
Blizzard also revealed that the first competitive season will be shorter than a typical competitive season. This season will only be two months long, whilst a normal season will be three months.
“Competitive Play is definitely one of those features that will take us a few iterations to get right, and by getting the system out there sooner, we can start making improvements based on your feedback sooner too,” Blizzard said.