Overwatch Beta Hiatus

Blizzard updates us on the Overwatch beta test, saying this will go on a break starting December 10th, though they expect the closed beta to resume in late January, with a full launch planned for the spring. This post has the details along with a brief FAQ, saying they are not adding new players before the shutdown, but will be expanding the beta when it resumes. They also offer some stats from testing of the teamplay first-person shooter:
Since the start of the Overwatch beta in late October, aspiring heroes from around the world have battled it out in more than 900,000 matches. In this same period of time, we've also gathered invaluable information about our servers, core systems like matchmaking, and overall map and hero balance—thanks not only to the raw data we've collected from the game, but also to the numerous bug reports, suggestions, critiques, and experiences you’ve shared.
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Re: Overwatch Beta Hiatus
Dec 3, 2015, 20:26
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Re: Overwatch Beta Hiatus Dec 3, 2015, 20:26
Dec 3, 2015, 20:26
 
Hm, I actually uninstalled it a day after it started (closed beta) and opened BNet up today, but didn't get an option to re-install it oddly enough.
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Re: Overwatch Beta Hiatus
Dec 3, 2015, 22:17
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Re: Overwatch Beta Hiatus Dec 3, 2015, 22:17
Dec 3, 2015, 22:17
 
I got in to the stress test and enjoyed it. You can tell they're just barely beta, if not alpha, though. No personal stats at all on any of the characters, so it's hard to see any progression. Not that it's needed (Q3 didn't have no stinkin' stats), but it's nice to have. Lots of other little things missing. Gameplay was really good though.

Also, Mei for life. <3
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Dec 4, 2015, 02:24
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Dec 4, 2015, 02:24
 
I played during the stress test weekend and I have been dying to play it again ever since. Not sure why, but I loved it and I played multiple roles. To me, it has a little bit of an unreal tournament feel to it and I dig that
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Dec 4, 2015, 02:30
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Re: Overwatch Beta Hiatus Dec 4, 2015, 02:30
Dec 4, 2015, 02:30
 
Lucky bastards. Would have enjoyed having access. But I never get into these things. I don't think I have ever been invited for a beta anything...ever.
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Dec 4, 2015, 04:31
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Re: Overwatch Beta Hiatus Dec 4, 2015, 04:31
Dec 4, 2015, 04:31
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 4, 2015, 02:30:
Lucky bastards. Would have enjoyed having access. But I never get into these things. I don't think I have ever been invited for a beta anything...ever.

I played at a friends house and loved it.
This is a bit torturous because I'm entitled as fuck and want that beta invite.
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Dec 4, 2015, 05:45
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Re: Overwatch Beta Hiatus Dec 4, 2015, 05:45
Dec 4, 2015, 05:45
 
is it just TF2 style? or whats so good about it
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Dec 4, 2015, 06:34
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Re: Overwatch Beta Hiatus Dec 4, 2015, 06:34
Dec 4, 2015, 06:34
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Not in beta, cause to me this just looks like Unreal Tournament in HD, a twitchy fast paced get creamed by 12 year olds kind of game.

Let me guess, it is designed from the ground up to be played with a game controller.
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Dec 4, 2015, 07:04
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Re: Overwatch Beta Hiatus Dec 4, 2015, 07:04
Dec 4, 2015, 07:04
 
harlock wrote on Dec 4, 2015, 05:45:
is it just TF2 style? or whats so good about it

It's sorta like a sped up MOBA TF2. MOBA-esque as in there are A LOT of characters and they each play differently. There's no other similarity beyond that, but it's pretty overwhelming the amount of choice you get.
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Dec 4, 2015, 11:42
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Dec 4, 2015, 11:42
 
Bub wrote on Dec 4, 2015, 06:34:
Not in beta, cause to me this just looks like Unreal Tournament in HD, a twitchy fast paced get creamed by 12 year olds kind of game.

Let me guess, it is designed from the ground up to be played with a game controller.

It is very fast and twitchy. I'm sure there are some characters that can be played with a controller (tanks maybe), but quite a few would be hard as well. One thing I really like is that when you do the character selection, it tells you which roles are missing. It really encourages a well-rounded team. And the roles aren't just healing/support/tank. It says things like, "You have no builders" or "you have no snipers" depending on the map.
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Dec 4, 2015, 13:27
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Dec 4, 2015, 13:27
 
Bub wrote on Dec 4, 2015, 06:34:
Not in beta, cause to me this just looks like Unreal Tournament in HD, a twitchy fast paced get creamed by 12 year olds kind of game.

Let me guess, it is designed from the ground up to be played with a game controller.

The game incorporates gameplay that feels like Unreal Tournament but also introduces a matchup meta similar to League of Legends in some respects.

Once the game starts, each teams makeup plays an important part to how the game will flow. If you're a heavy DPS team getting beasted by a tanky/support team, you need to change up the champion selection. Just like league of legends, counter picking the enemy team plays a significant part in the overall strategy for winning. You can change while dead

BTW, it didn't feel that it was built for a controller, but I can see where it would translate well. I'd hate to play Blackwidow or Pharah with a controller, though.
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Re: Overwatch Beta Hiatus
Dec 4, 2015, 13:30
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Dec 4, 2015, 13:30
 
New IP from an AAA publisher is refreshing to see. I wish them the best of luck.
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