The new game mode is based on the feedback from the first Overwatch beta.
Overwatch wrapped up its first closed beta just before Christmas, giving a (very) select audience a glimpse at its upcoming shooter. Blizzard has been fairly silent on the game since then, but has now given us an update: the beta will return in mid-February, along with a new game mode.
“While progress has been great and the team has been working super hard to get everything implemented on time, we’re not quite ready to bring the Closed Beta back online just yet. We’ve been pretty open about the fact that we could slip into February from the beginning, but a big reason for this delay is that we really wanted to add one more big feature to the next beta patch,” wrote Blizzard.
It was fairly mum on what the new game mode would entail, but did say it was based on feedback from the first closed beta, as well as the open beta weekend. The gamemode will join Point Capture and Payload, meaning that the next beta patch will contain three modes in total.
Additionally, the patch will contain the first iteration of the progression system that Blizzard has been working on.
“[We] don’t have an exact date for when the Closed Beta will resume, but right now we’re looking at mid-February (and we don’t intend to slip out of February),” said Blizzard.