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Overwatch League: New features of Stage 4, role queue, cards, 1v1

Overwatch League: New features of Stage 4, role queue, cards, 1v1

Overwatch League Stage 4 promises to be exciting. The Role Lock will be introduced for the first time and it will change everything! Cards played, matches of the week, 1v1 duels, discover all the information on the next OWL stage season 2 !

Overwatch League: New features of Stage 4, role queue, cards, 1v1

Stage 4 is coming soon, and Blizzard has announced all the new features it will bring. Role Lock, in particular, has arrived on the Overwatch League! Find all the information below.

Role Lock

First major change, starting from Stage 4, the league will officially adopt the 2-2-2. The teams will therefore be constantly composed of 2 DPS, 2 Tanks and 2 Supports. Players will only be able to change characters within their role during a map. When changing maps, players will be able to change hero categories if necessary. To allow better identification by the audience, players will be placed on stage according to their roles. From left to right we will have the 2 DPS, then the 2 Tanks and finally the 2 Supports. If players change roles, they will also have to change places.

The Overwatch League teams were informed at the beginning of June, in order to give them the maximum preparation time. The end-of-season playoffs, which will start on August 30, will be played on a new patch that will include hero balancing.

Matches of the week

For this last stage, the matches of the week will be played first on Sunday, with the exception of the weekend when the Los Angeles Valiant will play at home.


Week 1: Dragons vs. Dynasty- Sunday, July 28
Week 2: Reign vs. Outlaws- Sunday, August 4
Week 3: Fusion vs. Titans - Sunday, August 11
Week 4: Spitfire vs. Reign- Sunday, August 18
Week 5: Gladiators vs. Valiant (LA Valiant Homestand) - Saturday, August 24

1V1 Duels

With the success of the duels that took place during Stage 3, Bizzard decided to make them weekly. Every week, during the pre-show Watchpoint, a duel will take place between two talents of the league.

Map rotation


Stage 4 will start on Friday, July 26 with a match between the Houston Outlaws and Paris Eternal.

Role queue has been made official by Blizzard!

July 18, 2019 marks a new turning point in the history of Overwatch with the appearance of role queue, long requested by many players. This new evolution will change everything, whether you are more of a DPS, tank or support.

Update 2.72 brings Role Queue and Sigma to the live servers!

With this new patch, a lot of things will change in the game. The arrival of the Role Queue will affect the way of playing drastically. Discover the patch here with changes on a bunch of heroes.

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