Overwatch has been out for a few weeks now, though overwatch gold for sale only a limited number of people have regular access to the beta. However, if you have been waiting to get hands on with the game yourself, then you may get a chance this weekend as Blizzard will be holding its first weekend stress test for its servers in the EU and US. For this, the studio will be inviting “lots more players”. Overwatch, Blizzard’s team-based shooter that was unveiled at last year’s BlizzCon, is going into public beta Oct. 27, the developer announced today.
Blizzard said it will admit a “small number of testers” into the closed beta to fine-tune Overwatch’s gameplay on that day, then “open the floodgates” on certain weekends to stress-test the game’s technical performance. From the 20th to the 23rd of November, Blizzard will be inviting more players to Overwatch. Invited accounts will be ‘flagged’ ahead of time to give everyone plenty of time to download the client and get ready for the three-day event. Overwatch‘s Open Beta, which is free to all, officially starts on May 5 and ends on May 9.
The beta will be available on all platforms, so PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners all get in on the fun. We have tons of would-be heroes signed up for the Overwatch beta, and we want to give as many as possible a chance to play during the testing period,” Blizzard said. The Overwatch beta will feature the 18 currently announced hero characters. Assistant game director Aaron Keller told Polygon in an interview that more content, including new characters and maps, could be added to the beta if Blizzard feels the need to test them out in a public environment.
“There’s a lot of balance that needs to happen,” Keller said. “There are a lot of heroes and a lot of interdependencies there. Original Story: Whoops. An ad campaign on IGN, presumed to have been incorrectly set live too early, has revealed the planned Overwatch release date and that beta access will be given to all pre-orderers almost a month earlier. As seen above, May 24th is the launch date on PC, plus the newest consoles, while pre-ordering will get you access on May 3rd as part of the beta – likely to stress-test servers along with issue final balance fixes.
The post was spotted by Reddit user Deadpoolthegreat, who grabbed a pair of screenshots before the ads were taken down. Above is from the mobile version of IGN. But wait, overwatch gold there’s more! Pre-orderers of Overwatch, or at least those who pre-order prior to April 28, will get early access to the Open Beta, as well as a code for a friend. The early access Open Beta starts two days earlier, kicking things off on May 3. What does that mean for the closed beta and its participants? Closed Beta 2 will continue to run up until May 3, when the Open Beta’s early access officially begins.
Closed Beta participants do not get into the early access without pre-ordering, it seems, but the open beta will be for all. While the Beta Test Weekend is only two days long, you are welcome to run tournaments (with or without prize pools). However, given the size and scope of this phase of beta, we will not be issuing tournament licenses for large-scale events with prize pools over $10k. For smaller events, please review our Community Tournament Guidelines before you begin planning to make sure your community tournament is in compliance.