The days left until the end of the current Overwatch season are indicated in the game client. Season 18 will end on October 31st.
It is impossible to predict the exact time of the day, so the countdown below is just an approximation timed to the midnight of the indicated day.
In the table, you can find the history of the starting and ending date of each season.
|Season||Start Date||End Date|
|1||Jun 28, 2016||Aug 17, 2016|
|2||Sep 2, 2016||Nov 24, 2016|
|3||Dec 1, 2016||Feb 21, 2017|
|4||Feb 28, 2017||May 28, 2017|
|5||Jun 1, 2017||Aug 28, 2017|
|6||Sep 1, 2017||Oct 28, 2017|
|7||Nov 1, 2017||Dec 29, 2017|
|8||Jan 1, 2018||Feb 25, 2018|
|9||Feb 28, 2018||Apr 28, 2018|
|10||May 1, 2018||July 1, 2018|
|11||Jul 2, 2018||Aug 28, 2018|
|12||Aug 31, 2018||Oct 28, 2018|
|13||Nov 1, 2018||Dec 31, 2018|
|14||Dec 31, 2018||Mar 1, 2019|
|15||Mar 1, 2019||May 1, 2019|
|16||May 1, 2019||June 30, 2019|
|17||June 30, 2019||Aug 13, 2019|
|Role Queue Beta||Aug 13, 2019||Sep 3, 2019|
|18||Sep 3, 2019|
Related: Most played heroes in each season
A few days before the end of each season, the Overwatch community manager shares on the Blizzard forums the exact date and time on which the season will end. You can find all the info below.
Role queue official launch times
Competitive Play: August 31st at 5PM PST (September 1st 00:00 UTC).
Quick Play: September 3rd at 11AM PST.
Quick Play Classic (Arcade Card): September 3rd at 11AM PST.
Hey everyone, when Season 18 went live matchmaking values from prior seasons weren’t being respected. We’re extending the Role Queue Beta Season while we work on a fix for this bug, we expect to be ready for Season 18 early next week.” — Bill Warnecke - Overwatch Developer
Role queue beta season
Season 17 will be shortened by approximately two weeks. The Overwatch developers decided to test the new role queue system on the live client during a two-week-long Role Queue Beta Season from August 13 to August 31.
From season 15 to 16
Starting with Season 16 of Competitive Play, Grandmaster players (players with SR >4000) will no longer be able to queue for competitive matches in a party size larger than two.” — Santiago Baranda - Overwatch Community Manager
As you might have noticed, there is no more an off-season break, so when a competitive season ends the next one will start immediately.
From season 14 to 15
Season 14 will officially end on Thursday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m. PST (Friday, March 1 at 00:00 UTC).
Season 15 is currently scheduled to launch immediately after at Thursday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m. PST (Friday, March 1 at 00:00 UTC).
From season 13 to 14
Season 13 will officially end on Monday, December 31 at 2:00 p.m. PST (Monday, December 31 at 22:00 UTC).
Season 14 is currently scheduled to launch two hours later on Monday, December 31 at 4:00 p.m. PST (Tuesday, January 1 at 00:00 UTC).
The purpose of this page: I got annoyed of skimming articles burying the end date in a long text to keep us longer on the website, so I decided to create a countdown myself. I will update it at the start of each new season. You are welcome :).
More: Check out the current rank distribution to find out the percentage of players at each rank.
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