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Overwatch Open Beta - Available Now!

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Overwatch, Blizzard's new team based shooter has officially gone into open beta for those that pre-purchased the game while everyone else will get a chance to play beginning May 5th. If you didn't pre-purchase it and don't have a key, ask a friend that may have purchased it early as Blizzard is giving out extra keys just for friends.

 

Overwatch was created by a team at Blizzard that was supposed to make the successor to World of Warcraft but unfortunately (or fortunately for us Overwatch fans) failed and then redeemed themselves with this fantastic game. In style, the game is reminiscent of Valve's Team Fortress 2 with heroes forming different classes that each have a unique and often devastating ability. The pacing is fast and at least for the PC, when the graphics options are turned up all the way, the game is nothing short of gorgeous. The official release date for the game is May 24th 2016.

 

 

 

Video of me and some teamethics.us guys trolling as Tracer in a match:

 

We plan to do a full review of this game once it releases on May 24th but until then, feel free to join us on Tech|Inferno TeamSpeak. If you want to watch a live stream of the game, check out our twitch feed: https://www.twitch.tv/dirtyscrubz/

 

Post edit: 5/4/16 - will be adding highlights below from the beta

 

 

 


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Awesome! Definitely gonna try it out when I get time to download it. How balanced do you feel the game is at this state of the game?

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2 hours ago, nice said:

Awesome! Definitely gonna try it out when I get time to download it. How balanced do you feel the game is at this state of the game?

 

The game is well balanced although some heroes in my opinion could use a slight damage boost while others need a slight reduction in how long their shields can absorb damage.

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I'm hoping for some more hero's on the 24th. Its a fun game to play with others on TS. Lots of action and trying to figure out all the hero's.

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Anybody playing daily? Is it worth it's price? I have D3, Hots, SC3 and Blizz did a great piece of job there, but dunno if OW is also as good as the rest.

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