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Blizzard’s Overwatch beta is now live

The closed beta for Overwatch, Blizzard’s team-based shooter, just went live for the lucky few testers invited in to help finetune gameplay, the company announced.

The first phase of this beta kicked off in the Americas and Europe for Windows PC. There won’t be any invites sent out, instead Blizzard is flagging accounts in two waves today. If you get in, an Overwatch Beta license will appear under your game accounts in your Battlenet account management.

As a reminder, our primary objective for the Closed Beta is to get focused, hands-on gameplay feedback, so the number of participants in this phase of the beta will be relatively small as a result (though we will continue to add more people throughout its duration),” according to this afternoon’s post about the beta. “From time to time, we’ll also be hosting Beta Test Weekends, during which bigger groups of players will be called on to stress-test our hardware and help make sure it’s ready for launch. Look for more information on these testing opportunities in the near future.

Stay tuned for our own captures and such from the beta and let us know if you were lucky enough to get in as well.

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