Since the game’s first closed beta, Blizzard has been working out a few kinks and adding new content such as:

  • An all-new progression system
  • Two new maps
  • New game mode
  • Several hero balance updates
  • Private Game updates such as full AI matches

Closed Beta testers will have a chance to check out all of these changes and more as soon as the game returns next week. Stay tuned for additional details about what’s new in the Overwatch beta, as well as official patch notes.


Remember that if you played the previous Closed Beta, you will continue to have access during this next phase of testing.

The Overwatch Closed Beta will be coming online in the Americas and Europe on February 9 and Asia on February 16. To learn more about which parts of the world are associated with each of our regions, click here.

Overwatch will be launching for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Spring 2016.