The game will be as close as possible to its final Beta Version
Usually betas give you a little more than a taste of what you would hope to see with a piece of software, be it an Operating System or a game, but Blizzard Entertainment has come out with all guns blazing with the Overwatch beta.
The open beta will run from May 4 at 4:00 pm PDT, which means around midnight for the UK on May 5. You can pre-purchase the beta from the Battle.net store or from your local retailer.
The system requirements for the game are:
OS: Windows 7/8/10-64 bit Processor: Intel core i3/AMD Phenom X3 8650 RAM: 4GB Graphic Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460/ATI Radeon HD 4850/Intel HD Graphics 4400 Storage: 30 GB should be available Internet Connection Display: 1280×720
Director Jeff Kaplain confirmed on Blizzard forums that players would be getting their dessert early this year when the Overwatch Beta is released. He said that the version we’ll be getting will go live at the launch on May 24 except for some bug fixes and errors that will be fixed in the time being.
Overwatch features 12 maps, 21 players and 4 game modes but unfortunately one awesome feature, Competitive play, will not be present in the open beta. This is due in part to the ‘ton of great feedback on how to improve the system’ that Kaplan said they received after it was made available on the closed beta which is code for ‘this feature currently sucks and hardcore gamers are angry’.
Overwatch will also be adding some post launch features and content that will make this ‘a pretty amazing summer’ according to Kaplan.