Blizzard's first-person team-shooter Overwatch is about to head into beta, and you can sign up now for your chance to take part. The beta is set to kick off on October 27 and Blizzard has stated that they will also be opening up the game to a wider audience for special Beta Test Weekends. So if you miss out, there's a pretty decent consolation prize.
Although October 27 is the American start date, the beta will also roll out on European and Asian servers.
We're aiming to accomplish two primary goals with our public beta test: First, get tons of top-notch feedback on the gameplay—including balance, feel, and fun—to help us make Overwatch the best team-based shooter on the planet. Second, we want to hammer the heck out of our tech, including stress-testing our server infrastructure and making sure the game runs great on the widest variety of systems possible.
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To accomplish this, we're dividing our beta participants into two different groups, each with different mission objectives and deployment schedules. The Closed Beta group will form the core of our testing crew. In addition, we'll be conducting a number of Beta Test Weekends with wider groups of players when it's time to break out the big guns.