How to get into the Overwatch 2 beta

Overwatch 2PvP’s beta starts on Tuesday, April 26. It’s a closed beta, which means players only join by invitation and they’ve signed up for access since March 10. Blizzard is still receiving the request, if you haven’t already. yours, by the way.

Beta testing is the first phase of the multi-step launch process for the sequel to Blizzard Entertainment’s 2016 hero shooter. Last month Blizzard announced that it was “separating” the game’s first PvP and PvE modes to get the game onto player screens sooner.

However Overwatch 2announced at BlizzCon 2019, with no launch date or window yet, parent company Activision told investors in November that the game was scheduled to launch later than expected.

In any case, Tuesday will be the first time many people get this long-awaited sequel. Here’s what to expect:

When Overwatch 2 beta emails lost?

An FAQ posted Monday afternoon says beta emails will be sent starting at 11 a.m. PDT on Tuesday. “While initially selected players will all receive access on day one, we may expand the invite to more players later in this beta,” Blizzard said.

Appearing on Twitch content creator Flats stream on Thursday, Overwatch community manager Andy Belford told fans that Blizzard will also be sending out invites in a gradual process.

Can I still apply for beta invites?

The beta page on the official Overwatch website is still accepting requests to join as of Monday afternoon, so why not? You need a account.

In an FAQ posted on Thursday, Blizzard said that beta testers will be selected “based on many factors,” including “when you signed up.” So even though this is called opt-in, there is no guarantee that requests will be accepted, even now.

If you’re reading this and you didn’t opt-in or didn’t receive an invite, Blizzard will be removing access under the Twitch Drops promotion to some of the featured broadcasters during the beta, starting starting April 27 at 10 a.m. PDT. “You will be eligible for Twitch rewards after watching any participating channel for four hours.” The FAQ has a list of all streamers participating in the promotion.

Override the heroes defending against the Push robot in the new Push game type for Overwatch 2

Image: Blizzard Entertainment

How will I access the beta?

The first closed beta is a Windows PC-only test, and players will need to own a copy of Overwatch on PC to join. They will visit Overwatch 2 beta client through – can report PC specs back to Blizzard. PC specs are one area Blizzard will evaluate when sending out invites.

How long will the beta run for?

The beta will run from April 26 at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) through May 17, with times and dates subject to change, Blizzard said. Additionally, players can stream their games online.

What will players see in the Overwatch 2 beta?

Goodbye, for starters. She is the newest hero to join the Overwatch classics. Sojourn is the first playable Black woman on the game’s roster, and she has a pistol with both rapid-fire and charged-fire capabilities. Her ult Overclock keeps her weapons on auto-charge for a short time and charges up shots will go through multiple enemies.

Players will also see a ping system that calls out items and tactical zones, reworks of existing heroes Orisa, Doomfist, Bastion and Sombra, and four new maps: Circuit Royal, Midtown, Toronto (Sojourn) from Canada) and Rome. First word map Overwatch will also be playable.

A new playlist, “Push” will also be available in beta. Pushing takes place on a symmetric map (in this case Toronto and Rome) and has a robot, in the center position, that the player pushes towards the opposing team’s base. The team that pushes the robot the farthest at the end of the match wins.

Overwatch 2The public beta will also show what 5v5 games look like and play. The original game involved only two teams of six.

Will there be another beta?

“Yes, we are planning additional tests beyond this first PvP Beta,” Blizzard said on Monday. How to get into the Overwatch 2 beta


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