Blizzard confirm Overwatch release date

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Following on from what appeared to be a slip of the release, Blizzard have now officially announced the release date for their multiplayer shooter, Overwatch.

Also announced is the opportunity to play the game extra early, during an open beta on the 3rd and 4th of May for you and a friend but only if one of you pre-orders the game here. You’ll need to have pre-purchased by the 29th of April to get this opportunity, however.

The all-access open beta will then run from the 5th to the 9th of May for all platforms, prior to the title’s full release on the 24th of May.

Overwatch is a first person shooter that will see you join the ranks of a force of legendary soldiers in a clash on the battlefields of a near-future Earth. Pick one of a diverse cast of 21 heroes, each with their own arsenal of weaponry and abilities as you employ teamwork to complete objectives and gain victory.

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