Overwatch Closed Beta Delayed to February, Features New Mode

Blizzard's multiplayer shooter will take a bit of time to return.

Posted By | On 22nd, Jan. 2016

Overwatch

Blizzard Entertainment’s closed beta for Overwatch was set to restart this month after going on hiatus in December 2015. Unfortunately, it seems to have suffered a short delay.

The reason for the delay is the sheer amount of feedback gathered and wanting to implement a new mode. According to game director Jeff Kaplan, “After looking through all of the feedback from last year, one of the things we noticed players consistently mentioning was their desire for more game modes in Overwatch, in addition to Point Capture and Payload. Without getting into specifics, we are working on a new game mode. And we’re very excited about it! And we have some great new maps to support it, too, but we need a little more time to get everything just right.

“We’re going to take a few extra weeks before bringing the closed beta back. By doing so, we can make sure we can include the new game mode along with the new maps. This will also allow us to do some additional polish to the game’s progression and reward system. Though all these features will still technically be a work-in-progress during the beta, we’d like them to be at a certain quality bar before releasing them for testing.”

First round beta players are guaranteed access but you can still try and sign up for the beta.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Call of Duty: Warzone Update Removes Armored Cargo Trucks Because They Make Players Invisible

Call of Duty: Warzone Update Removes Armored Cargo Trucks Because They Make Players Invisible

Raven also removed the trucks earlier in an attempt to fix the bug The developer is also looking into problems...

The Head of Ubisoft Massive is Stepping Down

The Head of Ubisoft Massive is Stepping Down

Ubisoft Massive head David Polfeldt is leaving the developer and will return to Ubisoft after taking a six-mon...

Elden Ring – George R.R. Martin Says His Work on the Game Was Finished “Years Ago”

Elden Ring – George R.R. Martin Says His Work on the Game Was Finished “Years Ago”

George R.R. Martin says that while he did a lot of background work for From Software, but hasn't worked on the...

Castlevania Advance Collection Rated for Release in Australia

Castlevania Advance Collection Rated for Release in Australia

The listing shows that M2 is developing the collection, which will likely contain the three Game Boy Advance C...

Lost Judgment Footage Shows Playable Master System

Lost Judgment Footage Shows Playable Master System

This is the first time a classic console will be playable in either the Yakuza or Judgment series. Sega's arca...

Outriders’ Game Pass Launch Has Paid Off, According to Square Enix

Outriders’ Game Pass Launch Has Paid Off, According to Square Enix

The news comes from Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda, who made the comments during the company’s full ye...