Overwatch beta patched and new mode added

Blizzard today released a patch for the Overwatch closed beta.

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From Blizzard:

We've just updated Overwatch with a new patch to Closed Beta that introduces a new play mode: Competitive Play.

Prepare to prove yourself in Competitive Play! Designed for those seeking a more serious challenge, Competitive Play is our new game mode in which players can compete and "rank up" through a series divisions and tiers in monthly seasons.

To join a Competitive Play game, select "Play" from the main menu and then select "Competitive Play." You can queue up for Competitive Play games solo or in a group (of any size), and the system will do its best to match you against other players who've also queued solo or against players in similarly sized groups.

Please note that you must be at least level 25 in order queue for Competitive Play.

We have also added new progression rewards and a selection of balance changes. For a full run down of our patch notes please visit our forum post here.

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