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Overwatch Open Beta Extended, Ending Tomorrow

Hey, you! Yes, you. Did you play in the Overwatch [official site] free open beta test this weekend? If so, did you like it? If so, you might be glad to hear that Blizzard have extended the test for their upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter by one day. The open beta was due to end this evening at 6pm (that’s UK time – it’s 10am PST), but the extension will see it run until 6pm on Tuesday.

After most of the beta weekend (and a few pre-order beta days before), Blizzard said:

“Over the last week, we’ve also had the opportunity to listen to your thoughts and opinions on the game; make improvements based on your reports in these very forums; and collect invaluable data just from you playing normally.

“We couldn’t be more grateful. So, as a small way of saying “thank you” to our community and the millions of players who’ve logged in so far, we will be extending the Open Beta by 1 day on all platforms. This means the beta will now conclude on May 10 at 10:00 a.m. PDT in all regions.”

The beta is pretty much the full version of Overwatch, with all its launch maps and modes and AI bot support and all that. All beta progress will be wiped before launch, mind. If you’ve had a crack at the open beta over the weekend, do tell us: what do you make of it? If you played a lot, how did your opinion develop over time?

If you haven’t loaded it up yet, you can download and play the Overwatch beta through the Battle.net client.

Overwatch is due to properly launch on May 24th, priced at £29.99/$39.99.

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