The official Blizzard customer support account has tweeted a warning about fake beta “keys” for its upcoming Overwatch beta. The tweet, embedded below, says that individuals, websites, or emails claiming to have them should not be trusted.
[BETA] Overwatch beta "keys" do not exist. Please be cautious of any emails, websites, or individuals that claim to offer them!
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) October 27, 2015
Yesterday, the same Blizzard account tweeted that the first wave of invites would go out the next day. Accounts selected for the beta will be sent emails containing the keys. It is expected that, much like the betas for Hearthstone, the StarCraft titles Hearthstone, Legacy of the Void, and Wings of Liberty, the first wave will only be available to play on American servers. It will also likely be limited to a small number of accounts, including only a small handful of media members. Also much like prior Blizzard betas, it is expected the beta for Overwatch will expand after the initial first wave.
@Drickzilla Accounts will be flagged from our end & emails will be sent to players who have access to the beta letting them know. ^JH
— BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) October 26, 2015
Overwatch is Blizzard’s first attempt at a first-person shooter, and its first new IP in 17 years. The game was announced at Blizzcon 2014 and the beta announced earlier this year at PAX East. Blizzard recently teased two new characters for the game in an animated short.