How to play the Overwatch 2 beta: Release date, platforms, sign up

Overwatch 2 PVP beta

Overwatch fans won’t have to wait much longer to get their hands on new content as the devs announced the Overwatch 2 beta. Here’s the release info as well as how to sign up.

Fans of the Overwatch franchise have been looking forward to Overwatch 2 for a few years now. Luckily, these fans will soon have some brand-new content to dissect and discover as Overwatch 2 is set to release on October 4, 2022.

Although there’s still a lot to learn about Overwatch 2, a community update on March 10 shared some key details about what players could expect. In addition, the devs stated that they are accepting sign-ups for the Overwatch 2 beta, and here’s everything you need to know about enrollment, release date, and gameplay features.

Overwatch 2 push mode

Overwatch 2 beta release date

The Overwatch 2 PVP beta will be available to players on June 28. Of course, this only applies to players who are granted access to the beta via signing up.

Overwatch 2 is set to launch on October 4, 2022, so this beta gives the devs ample time to make the changes needed in order for the game’s launch to go as smoothly as possible.

How to sign up to Overwatch 2 beta

According to Overwatch’s official Twitter account, “Sign-Ups & more details” are coming on June 16.

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For the previous Overwatch 2 beta, all players needed to do was sign up by following these simple steps:

  1. Make your way to the beta section of the Overwatch webpage.
  2. Select the Opt-in option on the webpage which will take you to the Sign-up instructions.
  3. Log in through your account.
  4. Once signed in, follow the instructions on the screen to sign up to the beta.

Although it’s not confirmed, this may be similar to the sign-up for the June 28 beta.

Overwatch 2 beta platforms

Overwatch 2 beta opt-in screen

The Overwatch 2 beta will be available on both PC and console for the following platforms:

  • Xbox consoles
  • PlayStation consoles

Overwatch 2 beta gameplay & new features

overwatch 2 junker queen

Perhaps Overwatch 2’s biggest change is the shift from 6-vs-6 gameplay to 5-vs-5. The game will certainly feel different for most players and the new maps available during the beta should also add to the fresh feeling.

The April 26 closed beta allowed players to get their first look at hero Sojourn. Now, the June 28 Overwatch 2 beta will bring a brand-new hero called Junker Queen, as well as a new map.

Players will also be able to test out the new Push mode. This new Overwatch mode will consist of teams competing to move a barricade into their enemy’s base in a tug-of-war fashion.

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