As a thank-you for participating in the beta, you may be eligible to receive special in-game rewards that can be unlocked in the full release of the game! More details about this will be reveale. If Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone are any indication, Blizzard will continue expanding the beta over time until everyone who wants to play can do so. Since this is a stress test, we’re primarily interested in your technical feedback, like how Overwatch runs on your system, your experience with the beta servers, critical bug reports, and other game-impacting problems,” the company stated.
Players are to report any bugs observed like server-based problems, downtime, performance and others. Blizzard has scheduled a second closed beta session for “Overwatch” before its release in May. The first session started in February, but the company wants to be certain that everything will go smoothly as soon as a large influx of players play the game on its launch day. The developer has assured that its team of engineers has “put up some buffers” to amend the situation and absorb any future attacks. Continuous monitoring has also been promised against any further DDoS attacks.
The close beta session will start from April 15 and overwatch gold end on April 16. While the session will only be conducted over a short period, GameRant reported that the company will accommodate more players, just like what they did during the first beta test. Test players will be able to preload the game by simply going to the “Overwatch” section found in the Battle.net desktop client on April 14. Blizzard will also send out email notifications to the selected players, so those who signed-up may want to check their inbox from time to time.
According to reports, Lizard Squad not only crippled the online services for Europe and United States, but also gained illegal access to some of Blizzard’s internal contact lists. The word on the web is that the attack was retaliation to the developer’s recent controversial shut down of non-profit World of Warcraft servers that were being run and maintained by fans. Since this is a stress test, we’re primarily interested in your technical feedback”.
Blizzard’s announcement reads. “Like how Overwatch runs on your system, your experience with the beta servers, critical bug reports, and other game-impacting problems. One of our goals is to push our hardware to the limit, so don’t be surprised if you experience performance issues or run into unexpected downtime–that’s all part of the process.” Emails with instructions will be sent out to all invited testers. In today’s announcement, Blizzard reminded overwatch items players to check their Spam folders for emails from them just in case.
A post on Battle.net announces a weekend stress test for Overwatch. That means Blizzard plans to invote “a lot more players from our Americas and Europe gameplay regions” in for the three-day aduratijon. Anyone who’s opted in for beta testing could be called up. The beta will kick off on October 27th in the Americas region. European and Asian tests will follow but no dates were provided for them yet. The closed beta will be limited to a small group of testers. They’ll have regular access to the game so they can play as much as they want and offer loads of feedback on the gameplay features. Blizzard will invite more gamers to the test as needed.