Available now through May 9 at 10:00 AM PT the Overwatch Open Beta is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. After a number of long running closed betas on PC, and then early access on all platforms for those that pre-ordered the game, Overwatch is finally open it all players.

Featuring all 21 of the game’s heroes, the beta includes the four game types of Assault, Escort, Assault/Escort Hybrid, and Control. Each mode has four maps, meaning 12 maps total.

For console players that might not have been following Overwatch up until this point, Blizzard’s latest title is a competitive 6v6 first-person shooter. With wildly different abilities, the 21 heroes make up the backbone of the experience, the different matchups and team compositions leading to the crazy action and gameplay that has made Overwatch popular so far on PC.

While Xbox requires a Gold membership to play the beta, those without PS Plus can jump in without a problem, though a PS Plus membership will be required for the full game. Overwatch launches May 24 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. For all your news and our continuing coverage of the beta, including our impressions, keep checking back right here on Gamespresso.

  • Markie Straub

    Battleborn is better. I tried Overwatch beta and while the graphics are pretty and the heroes are OK, it’s not enough to get me excited. Battleborn has story campaigns and character lores, longer PVP matches (10-30 minutes,) and better character rosters.

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