Overwatch Surprises With 6v6 Competitive Elimination Season

Overwatch Surprises With 6v6 Competitive Elimination Season

Blizzard discreetly adds a competitive season to a fan-favorite Arcade mode.

Last night, Blizzard Entertainment made a number of Overwatch players happy by adding the long-requested 6v6 Competitive Elimination mode. The season began yesterday and will end on May 7, 2018 at 5am PDT.

"The 'Lockout' rule in place, so once a team wins with a hero it becomes unavailable for that team for the duration of the match. All the previous Elimination maps are available to play this season, but we’ve also added Ayutthaya to the mix as an Elimination map. To play, simply choose the Competitive Elimination card in the Arcade!" said Overwatch developer Scott Mercer in the announcement post.

As with normal Competitive Play, you have to complete 10 placement matches first.

6v6 Lockout Elimination was added in June of last year to the Arcade. It plays like original 3v3 Elimination mode, with teams killing each other until one team's forces are completely depleted. The Lockout means that when a team wins, that roster of heroes is removed from play for the winning team, forcing players to utilize the entire roster to win. This adds a layer of strategy to the heroes you choose in each round.

Currently, the Overwatch: Retribution event is still ongoing, alongside last year's Uprising event under the new Overwatch Archives banner. If you need help jumping into either event, we have you covered. You can take a gander at our Overwatch: Retribution and Overwatch: Uprising guides for helpful tips and details about either event.

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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