7 Mar 2016 Q. By what date do I need to pre-purchase to get early access to the Open Beta? A. Due to the multiplayer nature of Overwatch, Xbox Live Gold is required to play during the Open 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; Next .. So if i already pre-purchased a few months ago ill still get in even though this just came out?