First Overwatch Beta Set For Oct. 27

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By Jason Winter, News Editor
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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.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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