Overwatch Is Getting A Beta This Fall And Gets A Few More Characters

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In the week of madness that sees GDC and PAX East squashed together, we are beginning to see the first bit of news from latter.

Blizzard had a panel today and announced that the arena battler Overwatch would be coming to beta this fall. You can sign up to be considered for that right here.

There were also two characters announced for the game in the form of Zarya and Jesse McCree. You can see them in these little introduction videos here. Zarya appears to be a heavy type while Jesse is a sharpshooter.

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Zarya has already caused quite a stir online for her bulkier build and and heavy in-game role. I'm all for it. We need more body types and mechanical diversity when it comes to women's portrayal in games. Good on Blizzard.