During the Activision Blizzard 2015 Q3 Financial Results conference call, held today at 5am PDT, Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime announced that over seven million players opted-in to join the Overwatch Beta. Blizzard will continue to add new players via invitation waves. There are no beta keys and there won’t be emails. Blizzard manually flags the user’s account to enable the install button in the Battle.net Launcher.
Overwatch got its first patch to address a few client-side crashes. In addition, the file format was changed. These are the patch notes for Beta Patch 0.8.0.0 – 25023.
To share your feedback, please post in the Beta Feedback forum.
For a list of known issues, visit our Beta Bug Report forum.
Aim assist for gamepad controllers has been disabled
Fixed a number of client-side crashes
Please note that, due to a file format change, this patch will be approximately 1GB. — source
Our new staff member, boomkinbarbie, is livestreaming her Overwatch beta gameplay as Widowmaker. Check out the livestream and follow her at Twitch.com/boomkinbarbie
I’ll livestream Overwatch beta gameplay for another 2-3 hours. Bare with me, I don’t know hero abilities yet, and fighting is chaotic. Easy to learn, hard to master and all that. Follow us on Twitch.tv/blizzplanetcom and YouTube.com/blizzplanetcom for more content.
I am livestreaming Overwatch beta. I’ll play the tutorial, check out the settings page, and play a few rounds of glorious pew pew.
Blizzard Entertainment officially announced Overwatch Beta will begin on Tue, October 27th. Prepare to have fun with the best team-based shooter. The countdown timer is now ticking. Make sure to sign up for the Overwatch Beta at your Battle.net account.
Biggest Overwatch Beta Hype to date … Blizzard Entertainment has announced a Beta Livestream event to happen on Thu, October 15th at 10am PST. That means, beta testing is very likely starting either within days or at least around BlizzCon. So keep your eyes tuned to any flash news, because this is serious-business-HYPE. Hop in … Choo-choo!
Join a duo of aspiring heroes, Haylinic and Ellohime, as they team up with our developers to fight for the future LIVE from Blizzard HQ. During these inaugural streams, you’ll have a chance to see over 90 minutes of unedited real-time gameplay from not one, but two perspectives—plus, you’ll get a first look at what you can expect from the upcoming Overwatch beta. (Wicked!)
- Overwatch Beta Preview Livestream
- Thursday, October 15 @ 10:00 a.m. PT
Round up your allies, mark your calendars, and get ready for battle. We hope to see you there!
You may have heard about the recent reports about two criminals on the loose.
Join us in A Moment in Crime special detailing the crimes of the pair known as “The Junkers“.
Should you have any information on the individuals known “Junkrat” and “Roadhog“,
please contact the authorities at [email protected]
Blizzard Entertainment posted a new Overwatch map teaser featuring Banco de Dorado (spanish for Golden’s Bank). Now this map image is a hand-drawn map showing a path from Start to Exit.
Speculation # 1
Did you miss news about Overwatch ? Well cheer up love, the cavalry’s here with some interesting news.
Today the different Overwatch accounts published on Twitter some wanted posters. As you might already think they could be related to future playable characters. Of course they are not as charismatic as Tracer or Lúcio, but they do have some nice psychopath heads.
From a personal point of view, I do believe that the character wearing a gas mask is already present in one of the official Overwatch artwork, as Lúcio was already present in the trailer.
A few weeks ago, thousands of gamers beheld the awesome life-sized Overwatch statues sculpted by FX Déco. We posted photos of these statues (taken by our staff member @Handclaw) for those interested. Video of The Making of the Overwatch statues is now online to watch.
This is not a GamesCom 2015 preview. This 7-minute gameplay video was posted by Blizzard today Aug 11 to showcase Lucio in action, and whoever played it reached Top 3 in that match. So he’s definitely a pretty good DPS and support character, as he heals his teammates too. This video takes place in the Numbani map.
Around 00:03:40, you can see Lucio’s Sonic Amplifier ability used to knockback Hanzo off the terrace to fall to his death.
Lucio can dodge enemy damage by accelerating his speed and literally racing on the wall for a short time. That’s racing along the wall, not climbing. That’s Hanzo.
Get some popcorn and sit tight to watch this Lucio Gameplay video. Overwatch beta begins this Fall 2015. Stay tuned.
Blizzard Entertainment displayed several Overwatch statues crafted by FX Deco Studio at the GamesCom 2015 booth, delighting fans who ventured into the space. Among the statues were Winston, Tracer and Reaper.
Blizzard also had the Orgrim Doomhammer statue and the King Llane statue from the Warcraft Movie seen recently at the SDCC 2015; plus new Heroes of the Storm statues. These are photos taken by Blizzplanet reporter @Handclaw.
Behold the awesome Blizzard Entertainment booth at GamesCom 2015 with life-sized Overwatch, World of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm statues, banners, and displays.
With the advent of GamesCom 2015 and the latest new hero and two maps revelation Blizzard Entertainment shocked fans with the Overwatch Beta icon appearing in the Battle.net Launcher today. The HYPE is REAL!!!