In Overwatch, a border portrait gives an idea of how leveled up you are to others. As you level up your account, your portrait border will change, ranging from bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and diamond:
- Bronze: 1-600
- Silver: 601-1200
- Gold: 1201-1800
- Platinum: 1801-2400
- Diamond: 2401-2901+
In addition to this, you have stars that further indicate your level. This gives you some idea of what level player you’re dealing with.
Bronze Border Portraits (Levels 1-600)
Silver Border Portraits (Levels 601-1200)
Gold Border Portraits (Levels 1201-1800)
Platinum Border Portraits (Levels 1801-2400)
Diamond Border Portraits (Levels 2401-2901+)
How To Get Border Portraits
Like in other games, you increase your Overwatch level by gaining experience. You can get experience by finishing quick play, player vs. AI, practice vs. AI, arcade, and competitive modes. How much you get exactly depends on how long the round was, whether you won or lost, and how much you contributed in-game.
How To Equip Border Portraits
Unfortunately, there is no way to equip or change your border portrait. This is done automatically per what level you have. Many players bring this question up because of the harassment they get in-game due to their portrait. Blizzard has yet to implement some setting to deal with this.