It’s been a long while since fans have been able to duke it out in Overwatch’s beta. The game’s test went offline on December 10th and remained steadfastly so throughout the holidays and first month of the year. After a restart delay that led into February, Overwatch will resume its beta testing on February 9th in North America and Europe.
This round of testing will feature an improved build that contains a fresh progression system, two additional maps, a new game mode, tweaks to hero balance, and private game updates.
Previous testers can jump right back into the game as if the last two months hadn’t happened, and Blizzard hinted that it would be expanding its testing pool soon. The beta will commence for Asia on February 16th.