"Overwatch" has been out for quite some time now. It really proved to be a massive hit. And now, Blizzard is looking to take the fun to a whole new level. The game's Public Test Region is now up and running. Apart from that, the studio is also poised to deliver a brand new mode for the game in both PS4 and Xbox One.
According to IGN, Blizzard has just recently made the "Overwatch" Public Test Region available. Players from the West all the way to Korea are given access to this new realm. Through this, fans in the said areas will have first-hand experience with soon-to-be released patches for the game.
The "Overwatch" Public Test Region is specifically designed to give players the chance to, well, test upcoming patches. These patches are, in one way or another, in development. And through the PTR, they can be tested before going live into the servers.
In order to join "Overwatch" PTR, gamers must have a working game license. And not just that, they must install the game and at least logged in once. After which, they will restart the title's desktop app (Battle.net) and go straight to the "Overwatch" tab. From there, they simply have to choose the PTR drop-down menu and click install.
It should be noted that this new "Overwatch" realm is exclusively hosted in the Americas area. However all other regions (with China being an exception) are given the chance to join. Blizzard has imposed a player cap of 10,000 and once the limit is reached, the rest will be put on queue.
Meanwhile, the studio is working on a new mode for the game's versions in PS4 and Xbox One. The said "Overwatch" mode is no other than the so-called Competitive Play, according to Express. Although it has been introduced already in the beta version, it is said to provide a more serious gaming experience.
The new "Overwatch" Competitive Play will match players with the same ability over a period of at least two-and-a-half-month season. As long as players go on a winning streak, they will be facing tougher opponents.