Season 3 start date – Overwatch

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When to clear your diaries for the start of Overwatch's third competitive season.

If you’re starting to get thoroughly bored of casual quick play matches, then you’ll be pleased to know that the Season 3 start date is just a few days away from now, and the new bout of Competitive Play will commence on Thursday 1st December. We’ve not got exact release times for global regions, but we will update this article as soon as we know more.

Just keep in mind that you’ll once again need to complete a series of ten placement matches before you can start climbing your way up the ranks proper. You may also find yourself starting from a lower position in Season 3 than you might have last season – this is working as intended as Blizzard attempts to smooth out the matchmaking process a little more.

Season 3 start date

For the record, here’s the Season 3 start date along with the periods covering the previous Seasons.

Season Start Date End Date
Three 1st December 2016 ???
Two 6th September 2016 23rd November 2016
One 28th June 2016 18th August 2016

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Set yourself a target for Season 3? Let us know how you’re getting on in the comments section below, and happy hunting in Overwatch’s third period of Competitive Play!

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