A limited closed beta for the Overwatch will kick off on October 27, with large-scale "stress tests" to follow.
Overwatch was Blizzard's big surprise from last year's BlizzCon - a TF2-esque shooter that blends in elements of the MOBA genre. Now, it looks like some lucky gamers will finally be able to get their hands on it, as Blizzard has announced that the closed beta for Overwatch will kick off on October 27.
"The Closed Beta will be composed of a small number of testers who will have regular access to our public beta test. Our goal for the Closed Beta is 100% gameplay feedback, and we'll be encouraging participants to discuss and dissect every hero, map, ability, and other aspect of the game on our upcoming beta forums," wrote Blizzard.
Additionally, if you're not one of the lucky few to get into the closed beta, Blizzard will also occasionally hold a "Beta Test Weekend" for the game, in which the floodgates will be opened to all in order to stress test the game's infrastructure. "These larger-scale Beta Test Weekends will be brought online occasionally for a limited time, generally over a weekend, and will run concurrently with our ongoing Closed Beta test," explained Blizzard, adding "The first Beta Test Weekend is currently slated for after BlizzCon".
If you're interested in signing up for the beta, you can do so by clicking this link. The only requirements for the beta are a Windows PC with the battle.net launcher installed.
Blizzard said it would have more information, including a full FAQ, as we get closer to October 27.