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Overwatch

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:29 pm
by M.Steiner
Open beta starts next week :)

DEPLOYMENT SCHEDULE

The Overwatch Open Beta will be available May 5–9 on PC, PlayStation® 4, and Xbox One! Players who have pre-purchased or pre-ordered Overwatch by April 29 will be eligible for early access starting May 3.

  • EARLY ACCESS: The early access portion of the Open Beta will begin on all supported platforms May 2 at 4:00 p.m. PDT (11:00 p.m. UTC). An early access key will be required to play—click here for details.
  • ALL ACCESS: The all access portion of the Open Beta will begin on all supported platforms May 4 at 4:00 p.m. PDT (11:00 p.m.UTC). All players will be able to play for FREE during this period; no sign-up or code required.
The Open Beta will conclude in all regions for all players on Monday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. UTC).



SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum (targeting 30fps):

  • Operating system: Windows® 7/Windows®8 /Windows®10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460, ATI Radeon™ HD 4850, or Intel® HD Graphics 4400
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 30 GB available hard drive space
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 1280x780 minimum display resolution

Recommended (targeting 60fps on Medium settings):

  • Operating system: Windows® 7/Windows®8 /Windows®10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Phenom™ II X3 or better
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 or ATI Radeon™ HD 7950 or better
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Storage: 30 GB available hard drive space
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 1280x780 minimum display resolution

For the best performance, please be sure to update to the latest drivers available for your graphics card.

MORE INFO

Today is the last day to pre-order/pre-purchase if you want early access to it. Hope to see some of you in there at some point! :thumb:

Re: Overwatch Open Beta

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 2:41 pm
by M.Steiner
3 more days to try the beta if you haven't already. Come try a game or two with us & see what you think! <3
I don't think I'd be mistaken in saying that those of us who have, have all been pleasantly surprised by it & found it to be a lot of fun and (imo), quite refreshing for a shooter.

(The client is very small & comes in at under 6GB so no worries about having a huge download just to try it. You also don't need a monster rig to be able to play it either]

Re: Overwatch Open Beta

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 4:31 pm
by SSX-Andy
Tried a few games.

Enjoyed it so far, mostly as Bastion and Roadhog.

Battle.net name is Snow#2175

Re: Overwatch Open Beta

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 5:41 pm
by M.Steiner
Got you added! :)

Re: Overwatch Open Beta

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 6:23 pm
by SSX-Andy
Trying the weekly brawl, mystery heroes. Gives a random hero each time you die. Good way to try different heroes, but not you won't really get balanced teams.

Re: Overwatch Open Beta

Posted: Sat May 07, 2016 3:53 pm
by SSX-Andy
If you want to get the Steam overlay to work in Overwatch, try this:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comm ... _blizzard/

Re: Overwatch Open Beta

Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 3:49 pm
by M.Steiner
Beta has been extended until Tuesday evening (6pm BST) for those of you who have yet to try it (or are enjoying it so much you want a little extra time in there!) :thumb:

Re: Overwatch

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 3:37 pm
by M.Steiner
Launch times:
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Looking forward to playing with you guys again in a few days!
Hope a few more of you will decide to give it a chance & come join us too - trust us, it's fun & even better with friends! ;)

Re: Overwatch

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 4:31 pm
by NF
Can't wait! Love this game

Re: Overwatch

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 9:43 pm
by Thunderbird
I noticed the Play button is lit for me in the BNet app (I downloaded it during the open beta, but did not get around to playing it). I never bought the game either, though it might just be in Starter Edition form or something.

(EDIT)And it looks like it activated a tad too soon (there's a note that it'll be playable at 4PM). I hit the button out of curiosity, and when it loaded, it kept trying to connect and failing.

Re: Overwatch

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 8:40 pm
by SSX-Andy
Just picked it up. Let's see if it is as much fun as in the beta.

Re: Overwatch

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 8:56 pm
by SSX-Andy
Much more unstable than the beta was. 3 crashes in less than 10 minutes.

Re: Overwatch

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 11:55 pm
by M.Steiner
SSX-Andy wrote:Much more unstable than the beta was. 3 crashes in less than 10 minutes.

That's surprising to hear. I've not experienced a single crash in either the beta or launch build, not 1. Are your drivers up to date? First thing I'd check if you haven't already. Hope it settles down for ya, whatever the cause :)

Re: Overwatch

Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 6:04 pm
by SSX-Andy
Managed to stop the crashes by downclocking my gpu. Stable now with a -40 MHz setting.

Re: Overwatch

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 11:21 am
by M.Steiner
I appear to have 2 Snow's on my friends list; Snow#2175 & ####
Which one do I keep? ;)

[Edit: Just been invited to a game with #### so guessing that's you? Or maybe I'm playing with some other random person called Snow? haha :D)
[Edit: Edited the other guys name out hehe]

Re: Overwatch

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:17 pm
by SSX-Andy
You are indeed playing with some random dude named Snow. =)

I am the 2175 Snow.

Re: Overwatch

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:57 am
by amyacker
So basically Reaper and Genji are quite overpowered and annoying. Tracer on the other hand doesn't see much play outside Koth. :(

Re: Overwatch

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:44 pm
by Isileth
Just incase people have missed it Overwatch is having another free weekend that is on right now, currently downloading and getting set to jump in myself. We managed to get a few of us in playing together last time which was good fun so shout our here or in discord if your up for a game sometime.