How to complete Overwatch 2 Competitive Play challenge

Aakrit Sharma
Lucio, Cassidy, and Hanzo pushing the robot in Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 Competitive is the best place to play with equally skilled players and get the most challenging environment. If you want to test your mettle and achieve top ranks, here’s how to unlock Overwatch 2 Competitive and complete the Competitive Play Qualification challenge.

Like Fortnite, Valorant, Apex Legends, and most other FPS titles out there, Overwatch 2 has an intense ranked mode which is the true test for everyone. You can either play Open Queue games that don’t require a fixed team composition or choose your preferred role in Role Queue games.

While Unranked Games can be equally fun, they don’t let track your progress and skill level. Also, it can be hard to find like-minded, cooperative, and skilled teammates in a mode that has no major consequences.

To help you get the most action-packed experience, here’s how to unlock Overwatch 2 Competitive.

How to unlock Competitive Play in Overwatch 2

New player

If you are a new Overwatch 2 player, you can unlock Competitive Play by completing the First Time User Experience tutorial and winning 50 Quick Play games.

To check your Competitive Play challenge progress, you can head to Challenges > Competitive > Competitive Play Qualification.

Returning Overwatch players

You get immediate access to Overwatch 2 Competitive Play if you owned Overwatch and unlocked ranked mode in the original game. Just use your old Overwatch account to log in and all the valuable progress should carry over.

What is the Overwatch 2 Competitive Play challenge?

The Overwatch 2 Competitive Play Challenge is a task for new players to complete before they can start competing in ranked matches. The challenge is simply there to let new members of the community understand the ins and outs of the title and pick a few Heroes that they find success with.

While you complete the Competitive Play challenge, the game also evaluates your skills and gives you a suitable rank in which you can grow by winning consistently and not be overwhelmed by the competition.

Sombra, Sojourn, Sigma, and Zenyatta pushing the robot in Overwatch 2.
Quick Play is great for practice before you jump into Competitive Play.

How to get a rank in Overwatch 2 Competitive

After winning 50 Quick Play matches, you’ll have to play 10 placement matches to get a rank in Overwatch 2. Your placement is based on the win-loss record and individual performance and for transparency, the game also shows a predicted rank after every match.

Do note that there are separate ranks for each team role in Competitive Play and you can rank up in both Open Queue and Role Queue. In the latter, your team includes one tank, two supports, and two damage dealers.

Well, this was everything to know about unlocking Overwatch 2 Competitive Play. For more on the game, check out:

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Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].