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'Overwatch' Release Date & News: Open Beta Free May 5 -9; What We Know So Far [VIDEO]


Multiplayer first-person shooter fans will be able to get their hands on Blizzard's newest game, "Overwatch" for free on May 5 - 9 for its open beta testing. "Overwatch" will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here are some things that we know so far:

"Overwatch" Open Beta Access Details

The "Overwatch" Open Beta began on May 5 and will end on May 9, 5:00PM UTC (10:00AM PDT). According to the game's website, "Overwatch" will be free for all players and platforms including PS4, Xbox One and PC. During this period, there will be no registration or codes required.

In the "Overwatch" Open Beta, players will have full access to the game's full content. This will include all 21 "Overwatch" heroes, maps, 4 different play modes, training modes, launch-day features, Weekly Brawl and even Loot Boxes.

"Overwatch" is supported in 13 different languages in all platforms during the Open Beta. However, Xbox One players may need to have an Xbox Live Gold account to participate. PS4 players will not be required to have PlayStation Live but this will change during the official launching of "Overwatch." Furthermore, the game will not be supporting cross-platform gaming either during Open Beta or at launch.

"Overwatch" Beginner Tips & Tricks

All 21 characters in "Overwatch" have different roles including tank, support, defense and offense. Knowing what kind of role you want to play in "Overwatch" Open Beta helps in narrowing down your character, noted. Additionally, some "Overwatch" heroes can be difficult to use, so use the ones that are fairly easy to control. The outlet recommends Bastion or Reinhardt to start.

Since "Overwatch" is a multiplayer first-person shooter, it is also best to take into consideration the heroes that make your team. Doing something simple as planning ahead or strategics can make a world of difference in "Overwatch."

"Overwatch" will officially be launching for PS4, Xbox One and PC on May 24 this month.

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