Overwatch contains different roles for players to play with and as the Winter Wonderland event is underway and brings with it holiday cosmetics and some interesting game modes. However, this is not the only gift players are receiving from Blizzard, it also gives you a permanent new fixture, which will help lessen the matchmaking times in Competitive Mode. All you need to know about priority passes in Overwatch, you find it here.
You can earn Priority passes in Competitive Mode by selecting the brand-new flex option before you start the matchmaking, doing so will place you in line for a game and you will have to fill into any role for the team. If you are a good player and help reduce wait times in Overwatch, you will be rewarded with Priority passes and you can earn more if your team wins and you help discourage the people who use the system’s weaknesses to throw matches and get benefits from it.
You will be able to possess 40 of these priority passes at a time, if you want to earn these passes you can play all night long in the flex role and stack them up in your inventory and use them later. While playing the flex role, you are going to be queued into playing either a tank or support, although Damage is possible if you’re lucky enough.
So, what is the point of the priority passes in your opinion? Let’s say you are going to play a Quick Play match and you really want to get your hands on DPS. We do know how that is as it is the reason that you sometimes get tired of being the only nice player in Overwatch who plays tank or healer for their team, but it is ironically true that the matchmaking time for DPS takes ages as it the role everyone is queuing for, here Priority passes come into the play and they let you bypass the line, just as VIP passes at an amusement park.
To conclude this topic, you can earn those priority passes simply by queuing up in the flex queue and play a mild amount of healer and tank for a while and once you have stacked enough of those passes you can spend them to get into the game as DPS faster before the other players who don’t have these passes.