It looks like Blizzard wants to push Overwatch to the limits this weekend. This might actually be a great time for you to hop into the game if you didn’t have the opportunity until now. Overwatch is highly regarded as one of the next eSports shooters of our generation, so if you actually get your hands on the game and get the feeling of it, you could tell if this is the right path or not. Hopefully, we will have some solid insight as to how good the game actually is after this weekend.
The obvious reason why Blizzard is doing this is because the company needs to know whether their servers will be able to withstand the massive wave of players coming in on day one. We are very well accustomed to how some online games just fail in their first day because of this common issue, so Blizzard want to make sure that they get it out of the way and maintain their title as successful as it has been until now.
The next, perhaps more subtle, reason is that Blizzard want to get people excited about the game and tease them into preordering it. This is a good technique that can be used on all those people who applied for the Overwatch Beta since day one but were not lucky enough to join the fight. As long as they are kept just beyond the threshold their wallets might start tilting.
The only regions that will be able to support the game are Europe and the Americas, but fear not. The game currently has 10 supported languages that are going to make immersion a lot easier for anyone interested in picking the game up. The number of maps will also be limited. The only ones accessible for play are Watchpoint, King’s Row, Gibraltar and Hanamura. The rest of the maps are going to be available after this test is concluded.
But there is great news as well: it looks like all the heroes in the game will be available for play. That’s right, no more and no less than 21 heroes will be at your disposal and you will have all the freedom in the world to wreak havoc against all those who stand in your way. That is a little bit too much diversity for a one weekend game run-through, huh?
Blizzard wants to push Overwatch to the limits and this might give us all the info we need about the game.
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