Overwatch Season 26 Start Date: When is it?

Overwatch Season 26 will start on Jan. 7, 2021 after Season 25 concludes
Overwatch Season 26 will start on Jan. 7, 2021 after Season 25 concludes | via Twitter/PlayOverwatch

Overwatch Season 25 Competitive Play is going to end next week. Players who want to rank up will need to grind hard during the holiday before Season 25 concludes. After about two months since Season 25 started on Nov. 5, it will end on Jan. 7, 2021. This signifies the start of the Season 26.

Overwatch Season 26 Start Date: When is it?

Once Season 25 concludes, players can unlock unique rewards. Anyone who completes their placement matches in any role or Open Queue during the Competitive Season 25 will receive a special spray and player icon. Additionally, as players complete competitive matches, they will earn Competitive Points (CP). CP, based on the highest Skill Tier a player obtained per role, can be used to spend on golden versions of heroes' weapons. Below is the Skill Rating (SR) to Competitive Point (CP) breakdown:

Skill Rating (SR) to Competitive Point (CP) breakdown
Skill Rating (SR) to Competitive Point (CP) breakdown | via us.forums.blizzard.com/Josh Nash

Grinding Overwatch Season 25 has been nothing but eventful because of the introduction of Priority Pass system. Introduced last month, Overwatch Priority Pass is Blizzard's answer to the community's complaint regarding long queue times because of role imbalance. It is not surprising that the population of players who queue for the Damage role is significantly higher than Tank or Support roles. This is possibly because there are 17 Damage heroes available in the game, while Tank has eight heroes and Support has seven heroes.