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The next Overwatch beta will begin again on Tuesday 9th February, Blizzard has confirmed. Those who participated in the first beta phase will retain their access, while a fresh round of invitations will also take place.

Here's the complete post from Blizzard, describing what you can expect to tuck into when the game fires up again next week. If you want to know more about the Overwatch beta, and how to gain access, check out our FAQ.

"Get ready for your next objective, heroes—the Overwatch Closed Beta returns February 9!

Since the last round of testing, our technicians back in Winston's lab have been hard at work analyzing field data and building out several new features and updates, including:

  • An all-new progression system
  • Two new maps, including a new game mode
  • Several hero balance updates
  • And a variety of Private Game updates, including full A.I. matches

Closed Beta testers will have a chance to check out all of these changes and more as soon as the game returns to active duty next week. Stay tuned for additional details about what's new in the Overwatch beta, as well as official patch notes.

As a reminder: If you had access to the Closed Beta before the break, you will continue to have access during this next phase of testing. With so much new content available, we're also looking to recruit more players to help us get an even wider range of perspectives and feedback—so if you're interested in participating, make sure to opt in!"

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