Blizzard details beta access for Overwatch

Blizzard has detailed the beta release schedule for its upcoming multiplayer FPS Overwatch, with festivities kicking off next week.

A post on theBattle.net blogreveals a closed beta for the game will begin October 27thin North America, and will arrive later at an unspecified date for Europe and Asia.

Open beta tests have been planned as well, scheduled to take place over a series of weekends. The first is set for November 6th– the same weekend that BlizzCon runs.

"We’re aiming to accomplish two primary goals with our public beta test: First, get tons of top-notch feedback on the gameplay — including balance, feel, and fun — to help us make Overwatch the best team-based shooter on the planet," the developer wrote.

"Second, we want to hammer the heck out of our tech, including stress-testing our server infrastructure and making sure the game runs great on the widest variety of systems possible."

Overwatch is in development for Windows PC, no word from Blizzard on an official launch date as of yet.

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