What is Overwatch in CS GO?
Well, in case you have any of the below questions in mind or looking for an explanation to the below points, then my mate you are in the right place!
- What is Overwatch in CS GO?
- How to enable Overwatch for your CSGO account or what are the requirements for Overwatch in CS GO?
- What are the rewards associated with the Overwatch case in CSGO?
- When is a CS GO Player likely to get investigated by Overwatch?
What is overwatch in CS GO?
Overwatch was introduced to CSGO as a part of the update on 10th June 2016.
Here is how the Overwatch verdict submission form looks like:
How to enable overwatch for your CSGO account or what are the requirements for Overwatch in CS GO?
As explained above, there aren’t any particular requirements which will definitely make your account overwatch enabled
however, we do have a fair idea regarding the basic requirements for getting overwatch enabled on any CSGO account
which is listed below:
- The first and foremost requirement for getting Overwatch feature on your account is to have your CSGO account’s rank greater than or equal to Gold Nova 1. This has been evident that none of the silver ranked
accounts received the overwatch feature on their account even if the account suffice with the remaining requirements
- The number of wins on the CS GO account should be greater than or equal to 150. We have several cases where the overwatch got enabled right away at 150 wins however we have also seen cases where overwatch
was not enabled beyond 200 wins. This might be due to the fact that the account was missing one of the other requirements
- The account has at least 350 hours or greater play-time for CS GO
- The account should have a good trust factor – Click here to find the complete guide on improving the trust factor of your account, checking the current trust factor or to know how is your trust factor impacted?
- The age of CSGO amount should be greater than 1 year (Earlier 3 years, however, we have seen several cases where the overwatch was enabled after 1 year too!)
All the above requirements were defined based on the current scenario and can change in the future. For example, Valve might change the minimum rank requirements to Gold Nova 4 for having overwatch feature on the account.
(A Sample account with overwatch enabled. Rank – Master Guardian Elite, Wins – 434, CSGO Playtime – 1300+ hours, Trust factor – Green (Click here for complete guide on trust factor) Account age – 2 years)
What are the rewards associated with the Overwatch case in CSGO?
- The first and foremost reward is CS GO Overwatch XP Bonus. You will receive the following notification after a few hours
of submitting the verdict for overwatch case:
Post this, once you play any casual/competitive game, you’ll receive the Overwatch XP Bonus as shown in the below snippet:
- The second reward which was publically not announced by CS GO or Valve but is evident from our personal experience and
the recent fact is that your account’s trust factor is also improved by reviewing matches as CS GO investigator
So in case you are struggling in every match due to low trust factor of your account, it’s time to review some matches and improve
your account’s trust factor for getting a better matchmaking experience
When is a CS GO Player likely to get investigated by Overwatch?