Blizzard Entertainment ,World of Warcraft developer, provided some details for those who are wondering when will the new Overwatch Beta be available for them.
Players who preordered the new team-based shooter game (by April 29) will enjoy an early access starting on May 2. However, the Open Beta will be available May 4-9 on PC , Xbox One and PlayStation4.
The Open Beta (Early Access and All Access) will launch in all gameplay regions at the same time globally :
- EARLY ACCESS play period begins on May 2 at 4 PM PST (11:00 p.m. UTC).
- ALL ACCESS starts at the same time on May 4. (All players will be able to play for FREE during this period)
The Open Beta will conclude in all regions for all players on Monday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. UTC).
The Overwatch beta contains the following content:
- 21 heroes
- 4 different multiplayer modes and 12 different maps :
Assault: Hanamura, Temple of Anubis, and Volskaya Industries
Escort: Dorado, Route 66, and Watchpoint: Gibraltar
Assault/Escort Hybrid: Hollywood, King’s Row, and Numbani
Control: Ilios, Lijiang Tower, and Nepal
- 4 different play mode :
Play vs. AI.
The approximate download size for PC is 6.5GB. For PlayStation 4 and Xbox One it will be approximately 11GB.
Xbox Live Gold subscription is required for Xbox One. However, PlayStation Plus is not needed for the PS4.
Overwatch launches May 24, 2016 !
For more information please visit the game’s official website !