Overwatch beta for PC and Xbox One on November 17th
Overwatch beta will launch on November 16th for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, Blizzard has announced.
The beta will be available for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox one versions, and is only available on PC.
Blizzard has said it will make the beta available for a wide range of platforms, including Xbox One and PlayStation 5, and that the beta will feature both free and paid expansions.
It’s unclear what the beta is all about, but a few of the features Overwatch will be introducing include:The beta for the PC version is set to last from November 16 to December 2, and will allow players to play and train alongside characters from the first Overwatch beta.
It will also allow players the ability to join the Overwatch community, a feature that Blizzard has made available in both Overwatch: Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch: Bad Company 2.
The beta will also include an Overwatch team-based mode, as well as a team-focused mode that will allow up to four players to battle together in a single match.
Players can also play Overwatch: Roadhog, a new character that will debut in Overwatch: Overwatch on November 8th, in a mode called Roadhog vs. Roadhog.
The mode will be playable for the first time in the beta.
Players will also be able to unlock new skins for characters in Overwatch and Overwatch Bad Company on November 23.
Overwatch Bad Captain will be an unlockable hero skin for players to customize and equip.
The new hero skins will be free and will be unlockable from the start of the Overwatch Beta.
Overwatch: Hanzo will also return as an unlock-able hero, and his new look will be revealed on November 24.
Players who complete the beta on November 14th can take part in the first of four pre-recorded online Overwatch Overwatch tournaments, in which teams of four players battle it out in a match with the first to win the game earns a $250,000 prize pool.
The first Overwatch team to reach the top eight will be awarded $200,000.
Each subsequent Overwatch team that reaches the top four will earn $150,000 and $50,000 in cash.
Overwatch will continue to feature a $500,000 first prize payout per team, and the top six teams from each tournament will be rewarded with a $50-per-team ticket to BlizzCon.
The Overwatch beta is set for a limited time on November 18.