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Blizzard are running another Overwatch beta stress test this weekend

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Overwatch beta weekend

And you know what that means? If you don’t yet have access to the Overwatch closed beta, well, maybe that’s about to change.

That’s right, Blizzard are opening up the floodgates just a teeny bit more. They’ve got some stress testing to do, and as such, will be inviting extra people to play their upcoming shooter.

From Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17, we’ll be hosting our second invitation-only Beta Test Weekend! For a limited time (36 hours to be exact), we’ll be opening up the Overwatch beta test to a much larger number of players in the Americas, Europe, and Asia gameplay regions for another round of stress testing.

Blizzard will begin flagging accounts for access this Friday at 00:00 CEST. So keep an eye out – If you’ve been dying to take Overwatch for a spin, then maybe, just maybe, an invite will find its way into your inbox. That, or you could keep restarting your Battlenet desktop app in the hope that the mythical install button appears in the game’s tab.

Don’t forget, to be eligible for a chance to have access in the first place, you need to register your account accordingly. You can do that right here. Once completed, may the odds be ever in your favour!

If sadly, it turns out that you have not been selected for the stress test this weekend, it’s not all doom and gloom at least. Remember, there will be an open beta taking place next month, from the 5th of May all the way until the 9th. If you’ve pre-ordered the game already, you’ll get access two days earlier, from the 3rd.

Otherwise, you could be extra patient, and wait for the actual launch of Overwatch, which will be on May 24th. That’s still so far away though! I’d highly recommend applying for the beta, and praying that Blizzard draw an invite with your name on it.

Last Updated: April 13, 2016


  1. It’s okay, not gonna stress about this.


  2. Ottokie

    April 13, 2016 at 11:11

    I was hoping to get a beta key. But right now I just want to get some time in Witcher 3 before Ratchet and Clank drops this month


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 13, 2016 at 11:14

      How are you liking W3 so far?


      • Ottokie

        April 13, 2016 at 11:20

        Not one single minute played. Only got home Tuesday. Had to spring clean the house after work from all the dust made by close by builders. And last night PC format, and today cycling after work…

        Get a social life they said…it will be fun they said


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 13, 2016 at 11:23

          Never listen to them.


        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 13, 2016 at 11:27

          If social = pub then yes.


          • Ottokie

            April 13, 2016 at 11:27

            I wish

  3. HairyEwok

    April 13, 2016 at 11:12

    But but…. DOOOOOOM!


    • That Guy Jon

      April 13, 2016 at 13:16

      I know!!! Don’t make me choose!!


  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 13, 2016 at 11:13

    I’m bummed that I don’t give rat’s ass about this game. I must be falling behind the times. The hype around this game has it going down in the annuls of history


    • Original Heretic

      April 13, 2016 at 11:43

      Hype means nothing. When that first review drops, then you start paying attention.


  5. Guild

    April 13, 2016 at 12:31

    Restarted the Blizzard app a few times….no mythical install button


    • hairyknees

      April 13, 2016 at 13:37

      Do that on Friday 😛


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