Overwatch is getting another beta next month, lots of new features

A new closed-beta for Overwatch is coming in February, and this time with a new game mode and new maps.

Jeff Williams
Published Sun, Jan 24 2016 7:34 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

Blizzard is planning a new closed beta of Overwatch in February to test some additional features that players from the last beta have requested.

Overwatch is getting another beta next month, lots of new features |

Having a beta test in February means they had to scrap a patch that could have slightly updated the games stability and feature set, instead they're going to delay for a few weeks into February to add a new game mode and the beginnings of an actual progression system.

Instead of just modifying the current maps to accommodate the new, and mysterious, game mode Blizzard is working on new maps that'll actually support whatever intricacies that're in store for us. Right now they estimate that the new closed beta for Overwatch will be ready by mid-February.


Jeff grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he fell in love with gaming and building his own PC’s. He's a huge fan of any genre of gaming from RTS to FPS, but especially favors space-sims. Now he's stepped into the adult world by becoming a professional student looking to break into the IT Security world. When he’s not deep in his studies, he’s deep in a new game, revisiting an old game, or testing the extreme limits of his own PC. He's now a news contributor for TweakTown, looking to bring a unique view on technology and gaming.

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