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I am still quite new to Overwatch (PS4) and have noticed certain players, of many different levels, having a Star or Stars under their player ranking. I have seen a large bronze star and two small bronze stars to the left and right sides of the player icon so far.

I have browsed many pages of the Arqade SE but have not found any information yet.

What do these stars signify? Does this have something to do with the "Prestige" system in Overwatch?

Note: I am at work currently and cannot access many sites. But Good Ol" SE is unblocked haha Any assistance is much appreciated!

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As a player levels up, their portrait gets more flair every 10 levels.

At level 100, their flair resets but they earn a bronze star.


This repeats every 100 levels, so that at level 501 they"ve earned 5 bronze stars.

At level 601 it resets to a silver background, with 1 silver star at 701 and 5 silver stars at 1201.

At level 1301 it resets with gold backgrounds/stars.



Your level is more or less just an indicator of how much you"ve played.

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This is the player"s level, 1-100. Each star in addition represents 100 previous levels the player achieved. A player with 2 stars and a level of 30 is level 230.

Level is based on experience and nothing more. It has no relation to skill or any other statistics other than how much experience the player earned. This makes it mostly correlated to simply how much they"ve played as you get experience for winning and losing nearly the same.

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In Overwatch when a player reaches level 100 for the first time, they receive a bronze star, they then restart at level 1. This continues until they have obtained 5 bronze stars, and they will then receive a silver etc.

Here are some Reddit posts asking the same question, with some helpful answers:



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