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The Overwatch beta now has three new characters


If you're among the lucky few with access to the Overwatch beta, then you're about to get luckier: the three new heroes announced at Blizzcon – D.Va, Mei and Genji – are now playable. Chris Thursten played with each character earlier this week and wrote up his impressions over here.

It's been a big week for Overwatch news. The game won't be free-to-play as many had expected, which means Blizzard isn't quite sure how they will roll out new characters post-launch – or whether they will at all. Tom Marks chatted with Game Director Jeff Kaplan and Creative Director Chris Metzen at Blizzcon, and it's a valuable interview if you're eager to learn about what's shaping up to be a Very Important Shooting Game.

Overwatch launches in June 2016.

Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian Editor. He loves masochistic platformers but lacks the skill and grace to complete them. He has four broken keyboards hidden under his desk, filed between an emergency six-pack of Reschs and five years worth of XXL promotional t-shirts. He stares out the window a lot.