Overwatch European beta release date

The Beta is set to release the same day as it does in North America, October 27.

The closed beta for Overwatch will launch in Europe on October 27, 2015, the same day as it does in North America.

While the beta does not have yet have a set run time, it will feature 18 heroes and seven maps. More players will be added as the beta goes on.

Don't forget there will also be an Asian launch soon after the North American and European betas are stable.

Jeff Kaplan, the Game Director, has gone on record to say that this will be a traditional beta and not a promotional event:

"I think the Overwatch beta is what I could call a little more of an old school traditional beta. The goal is not to get as many people in as possible."

The beta is meant to test out the heroes and environments of the game, so if any changes need to be made, they can be. However, Kaplan has also stated they will do big, drastic changes to the game as well if they feel the game is not going in the direction they want it too.

If you wish to know more about Overwatch, be sure to check out the game's official website! And don't forget, if you're interested in the beta, be sure to sign up for it at the Play Overwatch website.

Overwatch is being developed by Blizzard Entertainment and is a PC exclusive game. 

Are you as excited about Overwatch as we are? Be sure to let us know in the comments below! 

Published Oct. 23rd 2015
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