If you’re very determined, and also very lucky, you might finally get a chance to try Blizzard’s Overwatch — which will totally be free-to-play, we’re sure — for yourself very soon in some of the game’s first public beta tests.
There are two different types of beta, a closed beta that will be very limited and focused on gameplay feedback, and occasional beta test weekends, which will be open to a much larger pool of players and will be more about testing systems, while limiting gameplay options. The first closed beta test will kick off Oct. 27, and the first large-scale beta test weekend will be shortly after BlizzCon, which takes place Nov. 6-7.
There’s already a tab for Overwatch in the Battle.net launcher, which, along with a Battle.net account, will be obviously required for testers. You can get full details on the tests and sign up on the Overwatch site.