Overwatch 2 Season 9: Champions trailer reveals ranked rework and new Moira mythic skin cover image

Overwatch 2 Season 9: Champions trailer reveals ranked rework and new Moira mythic skin

The Overwatch 2 Season 9: Champions trailer just dropped. Let’s break down the trailer and all the new content coming to the new season.

The Overwatch 2 Season 9: Champions trailer released and with it came a ton of new information about the new season. The Overwatch community is more hyped than ever for all of the new content arriving on Feb. 13 — from new skins to new gameplay and even a reworked ranked system. So without further ado, let's break down the Season 9 trailer.

Overwatch 2 Season 9 ranked rework

The first thing right out the gate with the Overwatch Season 9: Champions trailer is the rework of competitive mode. The rework of ranked gameplay is something Overwatch 2 players have been asking for a while. The new season attempts to provide a more accurate rank by adjusting the various modifiers used in determining ranked progress such as win streaks, uphill battles, volatility, and more.

In the same vein of rank accuracy, starting in Season 9, you'll be able to see your ranked progression after each match. Especially since there will be full transparency with the impact of the modifiers and how much they influence the match. Additionally, there will be a brand-new ranked tier called Champion rank. This new rank is placed above the Grandmaster rank and below Top 500.

Overwatch 2 Champion rank (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 Champion rank (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

The next new feature coming to Season 9 of Overwatch 2 will be the new jade weapons. These new cosmetic weapons will be purchasable with 3,000 competitive points. Unfortunately, you won't be able to use your pre-existing competitive points, as in the new season, your pre-existing ranked points will be turned into legacy currency.

Jade weapons (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Jade weapons (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

The new skins of Season 9

The trailer also showcases a ton of new skins that are coming to Season 9 of Overwatch 2. At the forefront is the new mythic Moira Ancient Caller one. The eldritch skin for the support hero is the final reward for the Season 9 Battle Pass. The trailer also features skins for Torbjorn, Winston, Sigma and our favorite mortar-launching robot, Bastion.

Moira's mythic skin (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Moira's mythic skin (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

The Season 9 trailer also features lots of new shop skins for Overwatch 2 players to add to their collections. Genji, Reinhardt, Kiriko, Lifeweaver, and more all get some time in the spotlight. Not to mention the teased Cowboy Bebop collaboration, which has the community more hyped than ever.

The Gauntlet

Also coming in Season 9 is the introduction of the Gauntlet, an extension of the Hero Mastery system. The new PvE game mode is in a brand-new training center and is an objective-based one. The Gauntlet involves defending towers from waves of enemies. However, you don't need to face this challenge alone as you can join up with your friends to defend and gain rewards.

The Gauntlet (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
The Gauntlet (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Season 9 of Overwatch 2 is shaping up to the be the best season yet. With all new skins, ranked changes, and gameplay changes. We'll just need to see on Feb. 13 when it drops to find out if it lives up to the hype.