Overwatch Beta Test Weekend April 15–17

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Blizzard is running Overwatch beta test by invitations this weekend

This weekend developers of Overwatch - the most anticipated FPS of this year - Blizzard is going to run a "half-open" beta test (or a stress test if you like it more that way). Users that receive invitation to the test will be able to take part in it.

"Beta Test Weekend strike team: it's time to re-deploy!

From Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17, we'll be hosting our second invitation-only Beta Test Weekend! For a limited time (36 hours to be exact), we'll be opening up the Overwatch beta test to a much larger number of players in the Americas, Europe, and Asia gameplay regions for another round of stress testing.

The objective: help us get our server hardware and technology ready for release!"

DEPLOYMENT SCHEDULE

Our second and final Beta Test Weekend will begin on Friday, April 15 at 18:00 CEST and end on Sunday, April 17 at 06:00 CEST

To help us get the most out of this testing phase, we will be flagging accounts for the Beta Test Weekend beginning in the moring of Friday, April 15. Once flagged, we encourage all new recruits to download and install the beta client so you can be ready for action once the stress test officially begins.

If you're selected to participate in this Beta Test Weekend, you'll see an Install button appear in the Overwatch tab of your Battle.net desktop app as well as an Overwatch Beta license in the YOUR GAME ACCOUNTS section of Battle.net Account Management.

You'll also receive a Beta Test Weekend invitation sent via email to your registered address; however, please note that these messages are sometimes slow to arrive.

MISSION DETAILS

During the Beta Test Weekend, all players (including those currently in the Closed Beta) will have access to the full roster of 21 heroes and a limited selection of maps: Hanamura, Route 66, and Nepal. Certain features will also be unavailable during this Beta Test Weekend including Weekly Brawl! and Competitive Play. 

Since this is a stress test, we're primarily interested in your technical feedback, like how Overwatch runs on your system, your experience with the beta servers, critical bug reports, and other game-impacting problems. One of our goals is to push our hardware to the limit, so don't be surprised if you experience performance issues or run into unexpected downtime—that's all part of the process.

Meanwhile, you can find all the necessary information about the Overwatch Beta Test Weekend in the official blog

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