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Overwatch is having a big beta stress test this weekend

Overwatch has been out for a few weeks now, though only a limited number of people have regular access to the beta. However, if you have been waiting to get hands on with the game yourself, then you may get a chance this weekend as Blizzard will be holding its first weekend stress test for its servers in the EU and US. For this, the studio will be inviting “lots more players”.

From the 20th to the 23rd of November, Blizzard will be inviting more players to Overwatch. Invited accounts will be ‘flagged' ahead of time to give everyone plenty of time to download the client and get ready for the three-day event.


Blizzard has already said that there will be two testing groups. Group one has access to the game at all times and contains plenty of Twitch streamers and YouTubers. Group 2 will be invited for these weekend stress tests and won't be able to play the game outside of the allotted time frame.

“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.”

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KitGuru Says: Overwatch is Blizzard's first new IP in years, so a lot of people are hoping to get their hands on the beta before the full game launches next year. Have any of you tried Overwatch yet? What do you think of it?

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