Overwatch Competitive Play Not Included In Beta
Jeff Kaplan, game director, announced that Overwatch Competitive play will not be included in the open beta.
According to Jeff:
We worked extremely hard to get Competitive Play in the game for Closed Beta. We’ve been reading feedback from the community and taking it all to heart. As a result, we’ve temporarily disabled Competitive Play for Open Beta so that we can rework the system and make it better.
Overwatch Competitive play is a tier based mode in which players fight against each other in month long seasons, like Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.
Mode like this requires a lot of balancing so that players don`t get frustrated by month long seasons, this may be the part of the reason that the developers need more time to rework the system after the feedback from the closed beta and open beta as well. These changes will certainly take time to implement and polish and the mode will be available after some time the game launched.
Open beta for Overwatch has already started only for those who have pre-ordered the game, while for other players open beta will start tomorrow. Fans are very excited for this game, one of the factors for the excitement is that Overwatch is a the first new IP by Blizzard in 18 years. Unfortunately, players will not be able to test every mode because Overwatch competitive play will not be included in beta.
Call of Duty developer Treyarch also helped the studio to make the shooting mechanics of the game perfect. Blizzard was facing the lack of precision in console controllers`s thumbstick compared to mouse on a PC, so Treyarch helped the studio to overcome this problem by assisting Blizzard to integrate aim assists in the game.
Overwatch is a first person multiplayer shooter releasing on May 24 for PC, Xbox one and PlayStation 4.