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Overwatch 2’s second closed beta kicks off today

Overwatch 2 sees the start of its second closed beta test today, which runs until July 18th. You’ll need to wait for 7pm BST/11am PST to arrive before you can jump into the beta though. It’s also the first proper opportunity to play as the new tank Junker Queen, revealed at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase earlier this month. Read more

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Overwatch 2 will feature a Battle Pass, no Loot Boxes, a new hero every other season, more

Roadmap outlines what to expect for Seasons 1-2 and future plans. Overwatch 2 is releasing on October 4 as a free-to-play live experience, and the game will feature regular seasonal updates and a Battle Pass. The Battle Pass will feature new content including new heroes, game modes, maps, cosmetics, and more. Blizzard said Overwatch 2 going free-to-play is “a natural step forward” for both the game and players. “Free-to-play removes the barrier to entry, allowing anyone, anywhere to jump into the game, group up with friends, or find people to play with online,” said Blizzard. “Along with this shift to…

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Overwatch 2’s first PvP beta starts today, runs until May 17th

You can finally play Blizzard Entertainment’s hero shooter follow-up Overwatch 2 from today, two and half years since it was announced. Well, you can if you signed up to the first closed PvP beta and satisfy Blizzard’s conditions enough to receive an invite, that is. Blizzard confirmed in a tweet that emails with instructions on how to access the game will start firing out from 11am PDT/7pm BST to those who opted in to the beta at the Overwatch site. You can still sign up as of now, too. Read more

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Leaked Overwatch 2 trailer shows off a brand new character: Sojourn

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The video was quickly removed from official channels, but not before being reuploaded for the world to see. Uh oh, it looks like a gameplay video for one of the new Overwatch 2 characters has been leaked ahead of schedule. First reported by VGC earlier today, it looks as though the trailer was accidentally released on the official Taiwanse youtube channel before the planned release date. While it was taken down swiftly, dexterous internet warriors managed to snatch it before…

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Overwatch 2 UI leak features early battle pass and more

Via a post on Artstation, some early UI shots of the upcoming Blizzard FPS are there for us all to gawk at. Some early UI images from Overwatch 2 have been shown off online via Artstation, an online art portfolio platform where artists from a variety of backgrounds show off their work. Originally caught by Attack of the Fanboy, It’s here that Jayson Kirby – former UI designer at Activision Blizzard – published a variety of early UI designs from the upcoming team FPS. This includes a showcase of the main menu featuring a battle pass option, weekly challenges, player…

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Overwatch 2’s closed beta starts April 26th

Overwatch 2 may have been delayed, but it’s finally, almost, here in a playable form! It’ll be available from April 26th in a closed beta, and Blizzard are still taking sign-ups over on their site right now. According to an earlier post on the Blizzard website, this’ll be the first of many betas, with players getting access to the game in phases. Earlier this month it was announced that Overwatch 2 was splitting up the PVP and PVE sections of the game, and this beta only includes the PVP half. Read more

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Overwatch 2 PvP closed beta set for April 26

A date for the promised PC beta. Blizzard has announced a date for the first Overwatch 2 closed beta which will test the game’s PvP feature. Set to go live on April 26, as previously reported, the closed beta will include a large group of testers who will be asked to provide gameplay feedback. The goal for this phase is to test new features, content, and systems before shifting to stress-testing the servers with a wider player base in future tests. The closed beta will include 5v5, the new hero Sojourn, four new maps, the new Push mode, hero reworks,…

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Overwatch 2 is getting a closed PvP beta in late April, PvP and PvE experiences will be released separately

Blizzard provided a couple of announcements regarding Overwatch 2 today. Closed alpha testing for Overwatch 2 PvP begins today in select regions and includes Blizzard employees, Overwatch League pros, and a few other select groups to help prepare for wider testing. Then in late April, the first PvP beta will be for PC in select regions. This closed beta will include a larger group of testers who will be asked to provide gameplay feedback. The goal for this phase is to test new features, content, and systems before shifting to stress-testing the servers with a wider player base in future…

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Overwatch League 2022 opening week fixtures confirmed, London Spitfire to face San Francisco Shock

Activision Blizzard has announced the Overwatch League 2022 opening week esports fixtures, including London Spitfire’s. The Spitfire will face San Francisco Shock on Friday May 6th 2022 and the Vancouver Titans on Sunday May 8th. London Spitfire reacted to the opening week schedule on Twitter with the following post: Once more unto the breach, lads… #AcesHigh #ClearTheSkies https://t.co/EiD3SfByLQ pic.twitter.com/IgoRAKz9NU — London Spitfire (@Spitfire) February 15, 2022 The London Spitfire will be looking for a season of improvement after a very rough time in the Overwatch League last year. Continue reading Overwatch League 2022 opening week fixtures confirmed, London Spitfire to…

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Overwatch sets might be canned, but 2022 should be a good year for Lego and Gaming

Lego Overwatch might appear to be over, but gaming Lego kits might be able to explode – starting with Sonic and Horizon: Zero Dawn sets. Lego Overwatch hasn’t had the greatest time of things. I always felt the two brands were a bit of a weird fit – but it was never exactly successful despite having some cool sets. After two ‘waves’ of Overwatch building kits, Lego seemingly canned the majority of a third wave of Overwatch sets thanks to the tepid response. A couple of sets survived, with one planned to release next month – but that’s now been…

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LEGO delays release of Overwatch 2 set as it reviews its partnership with Activision Blizzard

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Titan will miss its planned release date. LEGO has announced it will delay its Overwatch 2 Titan set as it currently reviewing the partnership it has with Activision Blizzard. Set to be released on February 1, LEGO Overwatch 2 Titan (76980) was revealed back in December, and Titan was to be the first of the series to launch this year. But, LEGO has now decided to delay Titan due to the ongoing situation at ActiBlizz. “We are currently reviewing our…

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Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 won’t be released next year

While neither game had a release date, it’s now confirmed both will miss 2022. Looks like we will have to wait until at least 2023 to play Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2. That’s according to Activision Blizzard which stated as much during its Q3 2021 call to investors last night. Speaking on the call, Activision president and COO Daniel Alegre said Blizzard was now planning a “later launch” for both games than “originally envisaged.” That said, Blizzard has “a substantial amount of content” slated for next year, likely from World of Warcraft, Overwatch and its other titles. Adding a bit…

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Overwatch 2’s Sombra rework includes hack changes and new abilities

It’s all change for Sombra going into Overwatch 2, and whilst her hack will be nerfed a bit, the other changes seem pretty well thought through. Blizzard Entertainment has revealed what new changes it will be making to Sombra in Overwatch 2 as it starts to lift the lid on some of the changes it’ll be making to the game’s established heroes going forward. If you can ignore the on-going, all-consuming its sexual harrassment and discrimination lawsuit against Activision Blizzard at the moment, you may be excited to learn that Sombra is getting some changes when the next game launches….