Despite facing obstacles for what seems like the rest of his life, a half-blind Overwatch 2 streamer has reached a new astounding milestone in his competitive playing experience.
A half-blind streamer recently achieved a significant ranking in Overwatch 2’s competitive mode, where players are placed in levels such as Bronze and Silver. The fact that the streamer has been legally blind since he was three years old due to a detached retina just adds to the impressiveness of his accomplishments. The streamer uploaded clips of his gameplay; he typically plays as Overwatch 2’s Cassidy and Widowmaker, both of whom are precision heroes.
There has been a ranked mode in Overwatch games ever since the first one came out in 2016. Players in the first Overwatch couldn’t access the ranked mode until they hit level 25 out of 50. Overwatch 2’s competitive mode has been changed by Blizzard to require players to win or lose a set number of matches before being ranked with other players of similar skill.
The rankings have seven levels: novice, intermediate, advanced, master, grandmaster, and top 500. The accomplishment of the streamer is all the more remarkable given that the vast majority of Overwatch 2 players are ranked in the bronze, silver, and gold categories.
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According to MarshalMommy, the relevant streamer, posted a compilation of his best competitive Overwatch 2 moments on Reddit, demonstrating his mastery of the Cassidy and Widowmaker roles. Throughout the clip’s nearly three minutes, he pulls off several impressive headshots and multi-kills.
The movie also includes a short description of his condition as half-blind, during which he shows visual evidence of his impairment to disprove his critics’ claims that he is making things up. Few competitive Overwatch 2 players ever make it to MarshalMommy’s level, but she did it!
Overwatch 2’s Master title is not easily attained, since players need to win fifty matches in rapid play before they can access the game’s competitive mode. Every seven victories or twenty defeats, whichever comes first, after a player has begun their rated experience, they will receive a new placement ranking. Unlike in games like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, where player tiers are routinely updated after each consecutive match, this system does not reset once a player loses a match.
Considering that MarshalMommy is playing at a significant disadvantage because of his partial blindness, his achievement is very astounding. Even though his characters are hitscan oriented, meaning that their strikes land quickly rather than acting as missiles, this in no way diminishes the impressiveness of his achievement. Despite this, the streamer was able to advance through the ranks of Overwatch 2’s ranked mode and to a level that only a select few players ever achieve.
Overwatch 2 is now accessible on the personal computer (PC), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.