Overwatch competitive Season 18 end date

Overwatch competitive Season 18 end date

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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