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    2018 Ranked Season 2 Dates and Rewards

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

    Our second ranked season of 2018 is about to begin, and we’ve got a new set of rewards that you can earn by playing ranked games in the coming months. Read on for details!


    Season Roll Dates
    2018 Season 2 will begin as soon as our next patch is available for download in each region throughout next week. Check the start and end dates below and make sure you’re able to dive into the rankings as soon as the season rolls.



    Event Date
    2018 Season 2 Start Week of March 6, 2018*
    2018 Season 2 End Week of June 12, 2018*

    *Exact date may vary slightly by region.


    Ranked Play Updates

    In past ranked seasons, we’ve received a lot of feedback about the importance of placement games. We’ve made some changes this season to address that.

    First, we will no longer boost the system’s uncertainty level in players’ matchmaking ratings (MMRs) at the start of a new ranked season. Previously, this uncertainty boost made movement more fluid during players’ initial matches each season. Removing it will smooth out cases where players could make considerable swings in rank over a relatively small number of games.

    We’ve also received feedback that rising or falling more than one league (5 divisions) during placements can feel like too much movement over too short a timeframe. Removing the uncertainty boost will address this in most cases. To catch any outliers, we’ve also implemented a one-league cap on how much your rank can move as a result of placement matches.
    • Example: A player who ended the previous season at Gold 1 cannot fall lower than Silver 1, or rise higher than Platinum 1, during their 10 placement games this season, regardless of how uncertain the system is about their MMR.

    Finally, first time ranked players cannot be seeded higher than Platinum 3 when they start placement matches. This is an older rule, but when combined with the changes mentioned above, the highest those players can exit placements will now be Diamond 3.
    • Example: A player with a Master level MMR in Quick Match, who decides to step into Hero League for the first time, will be initially seeded into placements at Platinum 3. If that player proceeds to win all of their placement games, they can be placed at a maximum of Diamond 3.


    2018 Season 2 Rewards

    Players who brawl their way through the leagues during the upcoming season can claim new portraits, mounts, and gold rewards for their achievements in Hero and Team League. Take a look at everything that’s up for grabs this season.

    Hero League Portraits

    Team League Portraits

    Mount Rewards

    HERO LEAGUE RANK REWARDS
    Bronze 500 Gold
    Bronze Hero League Portrait
    Silver 750 Gold
    Silver Hero League Portrait
    Gold 1000 Gold
    Gold Hero League Portrait
    Platinum 1250 Gold
    Season 2 Mount
    Platinum Hero League Portrait
    Diamond 1500 Gold
    Season 2 Mount
    Diamond Hero League Portrait
    Master 1750 Gold
    Season 2 Mount
    Epic Season 2 Mount
    Master Hero League Portrait
    Grand Master 2000 Gold
    Season 2 Mount
    Epic Season 2 Mount
    Grand Master Hero League Portrait

    TEAM LEAGUE RANK REWARDS
    Bronze 500 Gold
    Season 2 Mount
    Bronze Team League Portrait
    Silver 750 Gold
    Season 2 Mount
    Silver Team League Portrait
    Gold 1000 Gold
    Season 2 Mount
    Gold Team League Portrait
    Platinum 1250 Gold
    Season 2 Mount
    Platinum Team League Portrait
    Diamond 1500 Gold
    Season 2 Mount
    Diamond Team League Portrait
    Master 1750 Gold
    Season 2 Mount
    Epic Season 2 Mount
    Master Team League Portrait
    Grand Master 2000 Gold
    Season 2 Mount
    Epic Season 2 Mount
    Grand Master Team League Portrait


    In addition to everything we’ve mentioned so far, there will be 10 placement matches waiting for you on the other side of the ranked season roll. Once you complete them in Hero or Team League, you’ll receive an initial ranking that is based on your performance during placements and your rank from the previous season.

    If you’re ready to begin your Ranked Play journey in Heroes of the Storm but are unsure how, head over to our Ranked Play Guide to get started on the right foot.

    Good luck, and have fun during the new ranked season!
    ErixTheSwift#2335 on EU - Feel free to add me for occasional Quick Match shenanigans!

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    Very happy with the ladder changes for next season. One of my biggest gripes with placement matches since their inception has been the ridiculous extremes that happen every time at the start of each ladder reset. I have long since lost count on the amount of people who got lucky in placements just to have completely no idea how to play at the level they are at. Removing those extremes from the system will allow the ladder experience to become more stable where people of similar skill level are the norm and not the exception. New accounts not being able to get placed in Master while people in Diamond/Master in previous seasons can reach Master quicker is a good compromise and is just what I wanted to see happen.

    As long as they have managed to fix it so that the first few placement games no longer determine most of your mmr for the season, this is looking like a pretty good start for the next ladder reset.

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    And while matchmaking is still fucked up, they announce new season.
    BfA is good expansion? Guess my taste sucks. KAPPA

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    What the fuck is this? And how is this relevant to wow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeuhe4yxzhds View Post
    What the fuck is this? And how is this relevant to wow?
    really? - heroes of the storm forum

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