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Overwatch

Winston Sends Out Video Call To Arms In Advance Of Open Beta
by Jeff Cork on May 02, 2016 at 09:45 AM
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Release:
Rating: Teen
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Overwatch's open beta kicks off this week, giving players a chance to spend some more time with Blizzard's upcoming hero shooter before its May 24 release date. Today, the studio released a new cinematic trailer starring Winston, the game's gorilla scientist, as he tries to rally the gang back together.

The game's open beta begins May 4 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific, running through May 9, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. If you preordered the game before April 29, you can get into the beta starting today at 4:00 p.m. Pacific. The beta includes four game modes (assault, escort, assault/escort hybrid, control) and 12 maps in 6v6 matches. Players will also have access to 21 heroes, which you can read more about here. For more information on the beta, check out the official site.

You can watch the first animated trailer for the game, which also stars Winston, here. Be sure to check out the action-packed followup, featuring Widowmaker and Tracer.