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Blizzard announces end of Overwatch Closed Beta Phase One

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Blizzard just announced the end of the first phase of the closed Overwatch Beta. On Thursday, December 10th at 9:00 a.m PST (18 CET) the Overwatch servers will go offline for an extended break.


During this break Blizzard plans to make further improvements to the game, in particular the spectating and ingame progression. It is very likely that we will also see further hero balance tweaks. The downtime is expected to last until mid-to-late January.
 

Blizzard Icon End of Beta phase one FAQ

  • Q. What will happen when the Closed Beta is brought offline?
  • A. Once the beta is brought offline on December 10, players will no longer be able to log in to the beta client. Access to our Closed Beta forums will remain available until Friday, December 18.
  • Q. If I have access to the Closed Beta now, will I have access when it comes back online in January?
  • A. Yes. All players who have access to the Closed Beta now will also have access when it comes back online in January.
  • Q. Will any more players be added to the Closed Beta before it’s brought offline on December 10?
  • A. No. We have no plans to add any more players to the Closed Beta before it's brought offline on December 10.
  • Q. Will any more players be added to the Closed Beta after it comes back online?
  • A. Yes, we do plan to invite more players to the Closed Beta after it comes back online. The exact timing and how many players are invited will be determined by our testing needs.
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We here at Icy Veins are excited about the further continuing development on Overwatch and wonder whether those lucky few who are already in the Beta can withstand the withdrawal symptoms.

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