By Wes Smith
Blizzard confirmed today the official Beta start date for it’s new property after months of speculation.
Beginning October 27th, two phases of Beta testing will be rolled out for the first-person shooter. Selected accounts will be flagged for Closed Beta to play at any time, and selected Beta Test Weekends will open servers to stress testing to the greater public.
Blizzard has provided details on its developer blog.
“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,” states the blog.
The October 27th date is slated for the American release, with Europe and Asian regions coming at a later date.
Overwatch requires a Windows operating system and the Battle.net desktop to be installed in order to qualify for the Beta sign-ups.