Overwatch closed beta begins tomorrow - in Europe too

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Overwatch

You've remembered to sign up for that Overwatch (opens in new tab) closed beta that begins tomorrow (opens in new tab), right? Oh—maybe you should get on that (opens in new tab). It's an "old school" beta of the exciting competitive FPS, featuring a Spectator mode and in-built voice chat—and that's about all we know for the time being. The beta was scheduled to go live only for the Americas on the 27th, but Blizzard has managed to complete its setup/testing of the European beta servers faster than expected, and so us Europe types can now join in on the same date. Huzzah! Oh but Asian regions will still have to wait.

Have a read of Tom Marks' recent Overwatch hands-on (opens in new tab) for reasons to be interested in Blizzard's game.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.