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Is there a max level I can hit after a certain point in Overwatch? I know some players have been saying there is no level cap, but it seems like there are certain icons that get upgraded as you level up.

What is the level cap in Overwatch?

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There is no level cap.

There is a level exp cap, that scales until you hit level 20:

Current Level   XP needed for next level
   Level 1           1500
   Level 2           3000
   Level 3           4500
   Level 4           6000
   Level 5           7500
   Level 6           8500
   Level 7           9500
   Level 8          10500
   Level 9          11500
   Level 10         12500
   Level 11         13500
   Level 12         14500
   Level 13         15500
   Level 14         16500
   Level 15         17500
   Level 16         18500
   Level 17         19000
   Level 18         19500
   Level 19         20000

As of a recent update, every level past level 20 now only requires 20,000 exp to reach the next rank, and this is consistent even after "prestiging". So once you hit Level 100, then reset back to level 1, but with a new prestige border icon, you will still need 20k exp to get to the next level, and so on.

New portrait borders are given every 10 levels, starting at 1, 11, 21, 31, etc.

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After you hit level 100, you "prestige" and reset your level to 1, but gain a new portrait border. This happens every time you hit level 100 again.

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At level 1890, or approximately your 18th "prestige" and at level 90, you will finally gain the last portrait border which appears gold and although you can continue prestiging over and over again your profile border will no longer change.

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    overwatch.wiki.fextralife.com/Progression+System it seems you like posting and answering questions that are addressed in the wiki too – Dragonrage May 3 '16 at 17:41
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    This answer has additional information not in that wiki article, including everything regarding prestige. – DCShannon Jun 5 '16 at 9:54
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    The levels are actually wrong, you get the new portaits at 11, 21,31, etc. Not 10, 20 ,30 – Mayshar Jun 6 '16 at 18:27
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    When you reset to level 1 does exp needed to get to the next level reset as well? – Graph Theory Jun 15 '16 at 22:46
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    @txteclipse Yeah it does. Faster loot boxes :) – user3057557 Jun 18 '16 at 20:01

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