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2017 Ranked Season 2 Dates & Rewards

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The first Ranked Season of 2017 is ending soon and Blizzard posted details about Season 2, rewards and changes to matchmaking.

  • Season 2 starts will go live during the week of June 13
  • Personal rank adjustments were lessened in Hero & Team League
  • When queue times for 2-player parties become lenghty, the party leader can choose if they want to wait longer to find more even opponents or quickly jump into a match

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Heroes of the Storm’s first 2017 ranked season is ending soon, and we’ve got a host of new rewards that you can earn just by playing ranked games in the coming months. Read on for details!

Season Roll Dates

2017 Season 2 will begin as soon as our next patch becomes available for download in each region throughout next week. Check the season start and end dates below to make sure you’re able to dive into the rankings as soon as the season rolls.

EVENT DATE
2017 Season 2 Start Week of June 13*
2017 Season 2 End Week of September 12*

*Exact date may vary slightly by region.

Ranked Play Updates

With the introduction of our second 2017 season, we will be introducing following changes to the Ranked Play system:

  • Personal Rank Adjustments:
    • We’ve lessened personal rank point adjustments in Hero and Team League. This will allow players’ ranks to move more quickly during streaks of wins or losses.
  • Team League:
    • When average queue times for 2-player parties in Team League become lengthy, the leaders from additional 2-player parties attempting to enter the queue will see a warning message that they may be in for a long wait.
      • When this occurs, those party leaders can choose to enter the lengthy queue if they are willing to wait, or cancel the queue to find additional party members and get a match more quickly.

So, in short, we’re going to leave things as they are for now and continue working toward addressing the duo queue versus trio problem in Team League, which is the root of the majority of Team League match quality problems. We’ll keep you updated with updates as we have them. Good luck on the ladder!

2017 Season 2 Rewards

Players who manage to brawl their way up 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

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Team League Portraits

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Mount Rewards

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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
Mount
Platinum Hero League Portrait
Diamond 1500 Gold
Mount
Diamond Hero League Portrait
Master 1750 Gold
Mount
Epic Mount
Master Hero League Portrait
Grand Master 2000 Gold
Mount
Epic Mount
Grand Master Hero League Portrait
TEAM LEAGUE RANK REWARDS
Bronze 500 Gold
Mount
Bronze Team League Portrait
Silver 750 Gold
Mount
Silver Team League Portrait
Gold 1000 Gold
Mount
Gold Team League Portrait
Platinum 1250 Gold
Mount
Platinum Team League Portrait
Diamond 1500 Gold
Mount
Diamond Team League Portrait
Master 1750 Gold
Mount
Epic Mount
Master Team League Portrait
Grand Master 2000 Gold
Mount
Epic 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 season roll that you’ll need to play through in order to receive your initial ranking. We also plan to once again loosen the system’s certainty level in everyone’s skill rating, so it will be a little easier to move through the rankings during your first few matches this 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. 

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I thought the battle raptor was going to be the season reward mount?

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39 minutes ago, Jonar said:

I thought the battle raptor was going to be the season reward mount?

Hey Jonar,

The raptor is indeed Season 1's mount, but the above one is for the next season already. Meaning you can get it in September of this year ;-).

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