Were you one of the lucky few to get into Blizzard's extremely limited Overwatch closed beta?
As promised, the closed beta for Blizzard's "TF2-alike" class-based multiplayer shooter Overwatch has just gone live... for the handful of lucky gamers that got an invite. The good news for you is that there are plenty of streamers streaming the game right now via Twitch, so you can at least sort-of-but-not-really feel like you're a part of the beta too.
"Account flagging for the Closed Beta is currently in progress and will be completed be in waves," explained Blizzard. "Please note that this process may take up to 12 hours. If your account has been flagged for the Closed Beta, an 'Overwatch Beta' license will appear under YOUR GAME ACCOUNTS in Account Management."
For some more info on the beta, it's currently only open to players with accounts in the Americas and European regions, although it will open up to the Asia region at a later date. Also, while the primary objective of the closed beta is to gather specific feedback on gameplay, thus leading to a rather small sample size, Blizzard will be occasionally hosting "open" stress-test weekends, so keep an eye out for those.
Did you get into the beta? We haven't (yet) but as soon as we do, we'll start working on some impressions for you.