the closed beta for Overwatch
will draw to a close on April 25th, offering their
thanks to all the participants. On a related note,
details on the open beta for the upcoming multiplayer shooter, outlining what it
will include and how it will differ from the closed beta, accompanied by
a Road to Launch trailer
featuring game director Jeff Kaplan. Word is progress from the betas will not
carry over into the game's launch and that they do not plan on any downtime for
the duration of the open beta. Here's the schedule:
The Overwatch Open
Beta will be available May 5–9 on PC, PlayStation® 4, and Xbox One! Players who
have pre-purchased or pre-ordered Overwatch by April 29 will be eligible for
early access starting May 3.
- EARLY ACCESS: The early access portion of
the Open Beta will begin on all supported platforms May 2 at 4:00 p.m. PDT
(11:00 p.m. UTC). An early access key will be required to play—click
here for details.
- ALL ACCESS: The all access portion of the
Open Beta will begin on all supported platforms May 4 at 4:00 p.m. PDT
(11:00 p.m.UTC). All players will be able to play for FREE during this
period; no sign-up or code required.
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).