Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch, Overwatch 2

The previously announced Overwatch 2 PVP beta is opening up to players! The first of planned future sessions begins 26 April 2022, 11:00 PT, with players receiving invites over the day for access. Blizzard has released a FAQ for this Overwatch 2 beta session as well:

  • Selected participants will get an email with instructions on how to access the beta build.
  • Invitations may be extended to more players at a later date.
  • If you haven’t, you can opt in to the beta through the Overwatch 2 PVP Beta page.
  • Overwatch is required to participate. If you don’t own the game, you can install a free trial version during the beta period.
  • Invites can be earned through Twitch Drops, by watching selected streams of the game.
  • Beta is currently PC only.
  • Applicable regions are North America, Europe, Latin America/Brazil, Korea, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia.
  • Beta is planned to conclude 17 May 2022, subject to change based on testing needs.
  • No progress will be carried over to the full game, nor will all systems be in place.
  • No Mac-specific beta, Windows PC only.

Minimum specifications for this test are provided as follows:

OVERWATCH 2 BETA SPECIFICATIONS MINIMUM (30 FPS) RECOMMENDED (60FPS, MEDIUM)
OS Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack) Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650 Intel® Core™ i7 or AMD Ryzen™ 5
VIDEO NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 600 series, AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 series NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD R9 380
MEMORY 6 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
STORAGE 50 GB available hard drive space 50 GB available hard drive space

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