Blizzard Re-Opening Overwatch Beta Next Week


Overwatch, Blizzard’s upcoming team-based shooter, is still planned for release sometime this year, and previously had a closed beta in October 2015. Now, interested fans eager for another sneak peek are in luck, as Blizzard has opened up registration for a second closed beta that is planned to start on February 9.

Besides the gameplay balance tweaks one would expect, this latest beta will also offer two new maps to play on, a revamped progression system, and additional private match options, including the ability to fight entirely against A.I. characters for practice.

Blizzard also hinted at more announcements regarding new features in the beta that will be unveiled along with full patch notes soon, and also pointed out that players who had access to the first beta will automatically be able to access this latest one. While the Americas and Europe will get access February 9, Asia will have to wait until February 16 to try the game again.

Overwatch is currently planned for release on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One during the first half of 2016.


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