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Overwatch launching May 24, open beta coming in early May (update)

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Update: Overwatch will be released May 24, Blizzard Entertainment confirmed in a post on the game's website. The studio also announced that it will run an open beta for the game from May 3-9. Customers who pre-order by April 29 will get early access from May 3-4, while anyone will be able to play the beta from May 5-9. The beta will be available on all three platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

Original story: A since-removed advertisement on IGN leaked the launch date for Overwatch, the upcoming class-based shooter from Blizzard Entertainment. It is May 24, according to the IGN ad.

Kotaku published a screenshot of the ad sent in by their tipsters. The ad also mentioned that another beta will be held in May, with access to it granted by a pre-order. Overwatch is currently in another closed beta.

Polygon has reached out to a Blizzard representative but it is unlikely Activision Blizzard will acknowledge anything, as a new product announcement is news that could affect its stock price.

Overwatch will launch on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. For more, see our feature about its creation.

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