Overwatch 2 Beta Signups Now Live: PC/Console Test Dates And Details


Overwatch 2 arrives October 4, but you won’t have to wait that long to try out the new PvP. Closed beta testing includes new game modes, new heroes, and tweaked returning characters, not only whetting your appetite for the full game, but also providing feedback Blizzard can implement to improve it. The next beta begins June 28 for PC and consoles, and you can sign up to play it now.

How to Sign Up for the Overwatch 2 Closed Beta

Signing up for Overwatch 2 Closed Betas is easy. First, head to the Overwatch website and make sure you’re logged into your Battle.net account. Once done, look at the top of the page and you will see an orange “request beta access” button. This will take you to the bottom of the page, which has a drop-down menu for your platform of choice. Make this selection and press the orange button below.

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Registering your interest does not guarantee you access to the beta, but it is your best chance to participate in the upcoming test. You are also not transferred to the new beta if you participated in the alpha at the end of April. Your choice of platform may also play a role, as Blizzard aims to attract enough people to each supported platform to better test its cross-play implementation.

However, what can get you guaranteed access is shelling out some cold, hard cash. A $40 bundle called the Watchpoint Pack guarantees access to the beta alongside other digital content.

What’s included in the Overwatch 2 Closed Beta

The upcoming Overwatch 2 Closed Beta will include access to a new map, as well as the new hero Junker Queen. Junker Queen is a tank specifically designed for teams of 5 heroes, which means it uses a more aggressive style than traditional tanks like Reinhardt. She also has access to a throwing knife attached to a chain, which not only damages enemies, but can pull them towards her when called back.

Closed beta is also coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch rather than PC. Because of this, Blizzard uses it as a way to test crossplay on all systems.

This beta comes as Blizzard separates the PvP and PvE components of Overwatch 2. The goal is to get content into players’ hands sooner than would otherwise be possible, and without loot boxes. PvE is expected to arrive in 2023.

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