Overwatch 2 Players Devastated by Blizzard Third Beta Decision

Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch 2 will not get a third beta and fans are not happy with the decision.

On August 4, Blizzard’s VP Jon Spector confirmed that Overwatch 2 will not receive any additional public beta events before the game’s release.

Instead, the company is focusing on keeping the head down and working on the feedback gathered during the beta’s first two flights. While that could mean good things for the game in general, the decision has proved controversial among the community.

Overwatch 2 players unhappy with Blizzard’s Overwatch 2 beta news

The news quickly spread and caused a storm of disappointment, especially since a new hero had been added to the roster just towards the end of the second beta.

One player claimed that this decision could be a huge misstep for the company pushing OW2 as a different experience from the first game.

“You had the first beta that initially got a lot of people excited, but then complained that it wasn’t new enough and the first new hero in years was another DPS,” they said. “Then came the second with even less new content that was also partially behind a paywall

From that point on, opinions tended to become more pessimistic. Another commenter added that the retail version of the game will serve as one big “public beta test” rather than a standalone market-ready product.

There’s still a lot to be revealed in OW2 and we’ll certainly learn more about it as the October 4 release date gets closer, but it obviously won’t be a hands-on demonstration when that time comes.

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