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Blizzard is going to open Overwatch to an Open Beta for everyone, regardless of if you pre-purchased the game May 5th-9th. I am interested in the game and will definitely check this out when it comes!

"Want a chance to check out Overwatch™ ahead of its May 24 launch? Form a team of friends and try out the team shooter of tomorrow in the Overwatch Open Beta, coming in early May to PC, PS4, and Xbox One!

... Everyone will have a chance to play free during an all-access Open Beta period from May 5–9.
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http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/blog/20055970/
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scrypt   Supporter wrote on 04/15/2016 at 02:36pm

Apparently there is beta testing going on this weekend. I'm downloading now.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 04/15/2016 at 03:25pm

I'm really interested to see how this plays on PS4. It looks like a Blizzard-flavored Team Fortress 2, and that alone sounds like fun. I've been playing the beta for Gearbox's Battleborn, on PS4, and that's been a lot better than I expected it to be. Battleborn is an FPS MOBA, where Overwatch seems like a straight-up FPS, so they each have their niche, and with Motiga's Gigantic in limbo (although, apparently doing better now?), they could probably both do really well at market without much overlap.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 04/15/2016 at 04:44pm

Yep, thanks for letting me know. With this and the Doom beta my data cap is going to get kicked in the teeth!

Interested to hear how it plays on the PS4? I wonder if Blizzard will support controllers for the PC version?

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 04/15/2016 at 05:00pm

I can't imagine they would support controllers on PC, and even if they did, I can't imagine many people using a controller and staying competitive. I think I would rather play on PS4 with a controller, but if I had to play on PC, I'd go keyboard/mouse. The nature of the way the game plays probably lends to more efficient execution on keyboard/mouse.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 04/16/2016 at 04:03am

Good point. Some people like it, not that I would use one for it.

I just finished playing the training part and some AI + human matches. We cleaned up against the AI but I lost the mission we playing against real people. That said, wow this game is fun. This is a very elegant and well polished team shooter. I wasn't sure if Blizz had it in them, but they really do.

I wasn't planning on buying this, but it's very good. It also runs amazing on my PC something... *ahem* the new Doom doesn't do.

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