Blizzard Drops the Overwatch Closed Beta in Two Weeks

The world will soon have more heroes.

Blizzard announced a beta for their hero shooter Overwatch earlier this year, and now they’ve finally put a solid date on it. You can expect to get in on the action on October 27, just a few days before Blizzcon 2015 kicks off. Director Jeff Kaplan explained that the beta is an “old school” one, focusing on technical issues and overall game design that could potentially change, depending on how the feedback from players goes.

Blizzard’s currently keeping mum on the characters and modes that’ll come with the beta, but they have said a spectator mode and built in voice chat should be available by the time it rolls around. The spectator mode is especially important, since those make it prime for competitive play and eSports in particular.

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