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Play Overwatch Beta from Blizzard

by on November 10, 2014
 

Blizzard make an FPS – Overwatch!

If you haven’t already seen it, here’s Blizzards latest game installment called Overwatch. A simple fast pace PVP shooter that lends some of the blueprint from the likes of the Team Fortress series. Here’s the official gameplay trailer:

The battlefields look sharp with that great Blizzard polish we’ve come to expect from the likes of Diablo III, SCII and Heroes of the Storm. The combat looks really fluid and I can’t wait to take this game through it’s paces once I get a Beta invite. What might be the games true gem is the variation in classes between the teams and the simplicity of the gameplay (one warrior, one weapon).

Roster-Overwatch

The full roster as it stands is twelve classes, which vary a lot from a shotguns welding Reaper to a massive Space Gorilla. You can check out the full roster here, courtesy of Kotaku.

Is this really a Blizzard game?

While this isn’t a typical game I would associate with the Blizzard franchise it will be exciting to see how this project develops. As of now there is no word on an official release date from the developers only that you can sign up for the Beta (instructions below for that).

Overwatch – Beta signup

If you have a battle.net account you can signup for the Beta version here. When you get access is another story, good luck!