Overwatch Release Date Leaked Through Advert - Report

Advert campaign also says the Overwatch open-beta will begin on May 3.

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Overwatch will launch on May 24 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, according to an advert that appeared briefly appeared on IGN. Although the advert for Blizzard's team-based multiplayer shooter has since been removed, images of it were captured and posted on Reddit.

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Along with the release date, the ad campaign also promises early access to the Overwatch open-beta for those that pre-order the game. It indicates the beta will start on May 3.

Blizzard previously confirmed it is planning to launch Overwatch in 2016, but has not officially provided a specific release date itself. It's also possible the release date featured in the ad is a placeholder. GameSpot has contacted Blizzard for confirmation.

Overwatch was initially revealed as a PC game, but in November 2015 Blizzard added announced Overwatch for Xbox One and PS4. The game is not free-to-play and it will not offer cross-platform play across PC and consoles due to the advantage keyboard and mouse players might have.

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All maps and characters released for Overwatch after launch will be free, according to game director Jeff Kaplan.

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