Overwatch beta is now available for all platforms

If you number yourself among those that never got a chance to try Overwatch during the Closed Beta, now is your chance to finally give it a whirl as the Open Beta has begun.

You will first need to download the BattleNet client, and only then Overwatch itself. While you're waiting for all of that to complete, here's the most recent cinematic teaser featuring everybody's favorite scientist Winston:


The Open Beta will conclude for all regions and systems on Monday, May 9th at 10am PDT (5pm UTC), but until then you're free to play for as much as you like.

If you're wondering what exactly is included in the Open Beta the answer is... everything. You'll be able to play as all 21 heroes, progress through the ranks and levels as you would in the launch version, run across the 12 available maps, test out the Weekly Brawl, gather cosmetics, and hopefully have a good deal of fun in the process.

Do note, however, that none of your progress from the Open Beta will carry over to the official launch on May 24, so don't get too attached to any rare cosmetics that might drop for you after a match, they will unfortunately go the way of the dodo once the beta closes.