Here is a sneak peak of what we can expect to see from the Season 2 rewards:
Grand Champion – “Season 2 Grand Champion” Title
Coming Soon in June
…we will push a full Skill Rating wipe for all competitive playlists, while also watching how the skill curve shakes out without legacy data from previous seasons.
Pysonix also announced with the Season 2 rewards that they will be wiping Skill Rating. This will come as a relief for most. For example, I’ve spent a substantial amount of time in casual play and within those hundreds of games, some of my best games and plays were not in ranked. Had I known better at the time, I would’ve played ranked from the beginning, but it all seemed too intimidating and daunting. This is our chance to get out there and play ranked from the “beginning.”
Psyonix is also dedicating time to correcting the “smurfing” problem. Smurfing is when you join a game and it’s completely one sided due to a player of higher skill using an alternate account to match against lower skilled opponents.
- Psyonix is no longer supporting Steam family shared accounts. Individual copies of the game must be purchased.
- Parties/groups will be queued up for games differently & tiers will be measured. Larger gaps between higher skilled players and lower skilled players will be closely monitored.
Note: “For example, if you’re a Rising Star (Tier 9), you could play with a friend in Challenger II (Tier 6), or a friend in Superstar (Tier 12), but you won’t be able to play with both at the same time — as the overall skill difference for that party would be 6 tiers.”