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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How many times have the duds at IGN accidentally leaked something now? 5? 10?I can't quite remember. Far Cry Primal's reveal, MGS5's release date, the WWE 2K16 roster... is there anything IGN can't leak?

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@elheber: Wish they would leak a good website format, their layout is crap

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Every time I see this game I just think of Fuse... Wasn't Fuse originally supposed to be called Overwatch too?

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Based off of everything shown of Overwatch, Garden Warfare 2 blows it out of the water in every aspect.

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@brn-dn: *This comment sponsored by EA Ronku.

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@grimmore: What's Ronku?

I looked it up, that would be nice to get paid for supporting such a great game but I don't make YouTube videos unfortunately.

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@brn-dn: Good night, everybody!

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Less than a month for the beta release? That doesn't seem right.

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And the world gave a resounding "meh..."

Seriously, at least TF2 is free to play while charging you for cosmetics. Oh, and the cosmetics come in randomized skinner box slot machines. There is also no trading so you have to keep you spending money, because it's A-B so of course they are. Hard pass for me.

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Pre-order for open beta early access? So... it's not open beta then, it's closed. That wording is just stupid

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@Stebsis: I had to think on that part. They just need to make it an open beta regardless of preorder. I'm so tired of preorders.

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I'll wait till it's over blown with content. Considering it's Blizzard, we all know it's going to be a much bigger game in a year.

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If this release date is true, I'm just gonna have to skip Doom and just get Overwatch on PC.

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Looking forward to Overwatch! I thought the release might be a bit later in the year. Looks like I'll be playing sooner than expected :D

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Awww yisss.

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It says on battle app, in the store.

"Pre-purcahse: Overwatch is expected to release on or before 21/6/2016."

So I hope May 24 is true. :D

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