The Overwatch beta kicks off again from tomorrow, and if you didn't get in the first time around then here's a reminder that you have a second shot this week.
It's not clear precisely when access to the beta will become available, but Blizzard's post (their local office confirmed the date as February 10 for Australians) does neatly point out that everyone who was previously enjoying the 6v6 team shooter can continue doing so from tomorrow.
This new phase of the beta comes with a stack of new toys and tools too:
- 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
The blog post added that the Asian servers for Overwatch will also be made available from February 16/17, but according to Blizzard's support page Australians and New Zealanders will still be grouped with the Americas.
It doesn't mean Overwatch won't eventually have servers in Australia. Blizzard has local servers for their games and it's expected that support for Overwatch will be added at some point, if not for launch then sometime afterwards.
You can opt into the beta by going to the Overwatch site and clicking through to the link at either the top or the bottom of the page, where you'll be prompted to log into your Battle.net account.