The Overwatch Season 5 is about to start as the new season start times and date has been confirmed. This remarkable news came in just after the surprising news of Competitive Play on PS4, and Xbox One. The season 4 has now officially ended and now fans are hopeful to see some competitive play mixed-up in the game.

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The new Overwatch Season 5 is about to begin on June 1, 2017. The event will start at 8 pm in the US and 1 pm in the UK. However, some of the fans might face time fluctuations based on their time zones.

According to PDT, EDT, and CEST, the following dates and time will be followed For Overwatch Season 5 Launch.

May 31st, 5 pm PDT
May 31st, 8 pm EDT
June 1, 2 am CEST.

As the latest reports suggest, the reward for top 500 spots is the Numbani Theme, a Special Hero Animated Spray, and a Competitor Player’s Icon. In addition, all those players who’ve competed in Season4’s Placement Match the rewards are a Player Icon and a unique Spray. Moreover, for all those who’ve been able to gain the highest skill ratings, the points for gold skins will be rewarded on the cards as well. Following is the detail of the competitive points.

SR 1-1499 (Bronze): 100 CP
SR 1500-1999 (Silver): 200 CP
SR 2000-2499 (Gold): 400 CP
SR 2500-2999 (Platinum): 800 CP
SR 3000-3499 (Diamond): 1200 CP
SR 3500-3999 (Master): 2000 CP
SR 4000-5000 (Grandmaster): 3000 CP

It is also expected that the Overwatch Season 5 will last for a same amount of time as the Season 4 and another additional 90 days time will be awarded to the players on Cards. However, these are just the speculations, Blizzard hasn’t yet revealed anything about the season 5’s total duration. According to the information revealed, there will be a lot of new changes introduced in the Season 5.

It was also recently revealed that the character of Mercy is one fo the most popular characters of Season 4 on both of the major consoles PS4 and Xbox One. Omnic Meta [page not available now] reports that the character of Healer (Mercy) remained a big hit on both the Xbox One and PS4 throughout the season 4.

According to Omnic Meta;

“The first piece of data that pops out is the popularity of Mercy one tricks at Master and Grandmaster tiers. Making up 60% and 57% of all one trick heroes respectively.

Between tiers Platinum – Grandmaster, no other hero has nearly the same amount of one-trick popularity as Mercy.  Considering that 10% of all players on Console meet the 80% one trick criteria. A shocking 1 in 17 players to 1 in 35 players are mercy one tricks.

Other popular heroes, such as D.Va, Soldier, Lucio, and Reinhardt only attain a 10% to 13% share of one-trick popularity, depending on the tier.”

Mercy’s character remained at top of the characters list that was nerfed and buffed big time. It is expected that in Season 5, Blizzard will introduce some new changes to the character of Mercy as well.

The Overwatch Season 5 is going to start on Thursday, June 01, 2017. So, stay tuned and keep on enjoying the 3v3 (PvP) elimination arena in the Overwatch Anniversary Event. We’ll get back to you if any new information about the Season 5 is revealed.