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It seems that Blizzard is feeling confident about the Spring 2016 date they had promised for Overwatch and therefore they decided to make the release date more concrete.

 

On Monday, IGN leaked the release date by putting a full-page Overwatch advertisement on their front page. Later, Blizzard released an announcement and a video where they confirmed the info on the ad: Overwatch will arrive on May 24 for PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One!

 

 

That's not the end of it, though. People who pre-purchase the game will get early Beta access for themselves and a friend, starting May 3. The deadline for pre-purchasing is April 29, 2016. There is also going to be five days (May 5-9) of Open Beta for everyone, although the more appropriate term for this time frame would be "stress test" or "Open Beta week". The official announcement can be found here; Jeff Kaplan also had a few things to say about all of this:

 

 

What's interesting about this video is that it is implied that there will be a period when the Beta will be down, before it becomes accessible on May 3 for the people that have pre-purchased the game. This isn't something new, since Jeff had already talked about having another Beta break in a past interview.

 

A new update has just hit the Beta servers, so make sure to check back since we'll probably have an article about it at some point.

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