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New Overwatch 2 character won't get a public test

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Blizzard won’t be holding any more public playtests for Overwatch 2, leaving fans waiting until its October release to see the game’s final new Hero.Two Overwatch 2 beta tests ran earlier this year, letting players test Overwatch 2’s new Push game mode, and 5v5 overhaul.

But it’ll be a couple more months before fans can jump back in, with Overwatch vice president and commercial lead, Jon Spector, announcing an end to the beta schedule.“Today marks just two months until Overwatch 2's launch,” Spector said in a tweet(opens in new tab). “We know players are eager to dive in and have seen questions about the possibility of a third public beta.

While we will continue testing OW2 daily internally, we're not planning any additional public beta tests. “With all the valuable feedback we received from our alpha and two public beta tests, we will be focusing our efforts on launching the best game possible on October 4.”Some in the Overwatch community speculated a third beta was on the way, expecting Blizzard to use the opportunity to reveal the sequel's final new Hero.

Sojourn was introduced ahead of the first public playtest, while Junker Queen made her appearance shortly before the second.

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