Overwatch’s Closed Beta Returns on February 9; New Maps, Progression, and More Arriving

on February 4, 2016 8:02 AM

The highly-anticipated new multiplayer shooter from Blizzard, Overwatch, is heading back for another round of pre-release beta testing in just a few days, and those looking to hop back into the arena can do so with the game’s upcoming beta next week.

Blizzard announced in a new blog post that the next round of closed beta testing for Overwatch will begin on February 9th, 2016, with the next beta to also include several new changes since the last round of testing. The studio listed those specific changes in an update below:

  • An all-new progression system 
  • Two new maps, including a new game mode
  • Several hero balance updates
  • And a variety of Private Game updates, including full A.I. matches

Blizzard also mentioned that players who were previously involved with the last closed beta will automatically be granted access to this round of testing, though players that wish to try out the game can still sign-up for a beta invite by clicking here.

Overwatch will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2016.

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