Overwatch 2 has been eagerly anticipated by the community since its announcement years ago. While the delays were frustrating, fans hoped the sequel would not only launch, but would also introduce new game modes and heroes to the hero shooter genre.The wait for Overwatch 2 is finally over. As of April 26, Overwatch fans can try out the Overwatch 2 beta before the game launches. In addition, you'll get a chance to try out the new 5v5 format, as well as new game modes on new maps, and you'll play as new hero Sojourn for the first time.
Overwatch 2 beta: what's in it?
Overwatch 2 beta is the first chance for fans of the game to try out content that Blizzard has been developing for years. It includes:Reworks of Orisa, Doomfist, Bastion, and SombraThere are four new maps: Circuit Royal, Midtown, Toronto, and RomeYou can sign up for Overwatch 2 beta on Blizzard's website. When you sign up for the beta, you'll receive news, special offers, and be considered for Overwatch 2.Some people will not be able to participate in the Overwatch 2 beta. As explained by Blizzard, beta testers are selected based on factors such as a player's region, how early they sign up, and their computer specs.
Overwatch 2 beta requires Overwatch ownership?
In fact, Blizzard has stated that a copy of Overwatch 1, also known as Overwatch 1 among developers, is a prerequisite to take part in beta testing. You will need the original Overwatch game to play the Overwatch 2 beta.Currently, Overwatch 2 is only available for PC players. Overwatch's original public testing servers were like this as well, including betas and other public testing servers. According to Blizzard, future betas will include console players as well. There is no word on which platforms the beta will be available on or when it will take place.
Are you selected for the Overwatch 2 beta? If so, how do you find out?
Those who are approved for Overwatch 2 beta will receive an email inviting them. Please check your Battle.net inbox for the invite link. As of now, it's unclear when the emails will be sent and when players will learn whether they have been selected to participate.The number of Overwatch 2 beta testers is unclear as well, with Blizzard explaining that the number depends on the game's "testing needs."
Running smoothly, more will be added to the Closed Beta
During this testing phase, we also want to maintain a relatively healthy matchmaking system within the game. Blizzard said that if more players are needed to test new features or keep matches running smoothly, more will be added to the Closed Beta.