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 Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.