Overwatch beta re-launching in February with new game mode

Blizzard has confirmed the next Closed Beta for Overwatch will launch next month.


Blizzard Entertainment has announced it will be bringing the Closed Beta of Overwatch back in February.

The Overwatch Closed Beta was brought offline last month in order to address player feedback, adjust the balance of the game, and work on some core features, like progression. It originally planned to bring the beta back in the middle of January, but it will instead take a few extra weeks in order to make sure it can include a new game mode in addition to Point Capture and Payload. The extra time will also be used to put some additional polish to both the progression and reward system.

As of now, Blizzard plans on launching the Closed Beta in mid-February and doesn’t intend to allow it to slip into the following month.

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    January 21, 2016 11:19 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Overwatch beta re-launching in February with new game mode

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      January 21, 2016 11:24 AM

      Nice. I would totally french kiss a dude to get into the closed beta.

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      January 21, 2016 11:51 AM

      blizz pls

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      January 21, 2016 11:54 AM

      Relaunch on my face, plz

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      January 21, 2016 2:05 PM

      Oh, nice. I hope the new mode is different from the current TF2-esque modes and sets it apart a bit more.

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        January 21, 2016 2:57 PM

        I'm guessing generic TDM or a CTF variant.

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          January 21, 2016 4:14 PM

          It won't be any usual kind of CTF. Fast heroes like Tracer would be too powerful.

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            January 21, 2016 4:54 PM

            Didn't stop tf/tf2. I imagine it could be balanced by making the flag drop if she uses her abilities (see UT translocator)

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      January 21, 2016 2:08 PM

      Sweet. I got into the beta but haven't tried it out yet, this will provide motivation!

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      January 21, 2016 2:33 PM

      New game mode and an additional 5 beta invites!

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      January 21, 2016 2:59 PM

      can't wait for this to start back up

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      January 21, 2016 4:52 PM

      Can't wait. I wonder what the new mode will be, they've ruled out anything that doesn't allow for all characters to be necessary. That means no CTF, no TDM, etc etc

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