The Future Has Never Looked Better
It’s time to reunite and stand with your fellow heroes. The Closed Beta heralds a new era of epic competition; we’re inviting you to travel the world and experience exhilarating new ways to play as you brawl it out on the battlefield. Dive into action, unleash your power, and spearhead the vanguard of Overwatch history. The future is worth fighting for–will you join the fray?
Several extraordinary heroes will be joining the current soldiers, scientists, and adventurers of Overwatch. Whether you like to lead the charge as a tank, ambush enemies with powerful damage, or empower and aid your allies, there’s a new hero for you–and many more to come.
Accompanying this new era of Overwatch is a major update to Team vs. Team competition: the implementation of 5v5 combat. This change in team composition will allow every player to have more individual impact than ever before and will transform tank heroes into aggressive bruisers who pack raw, game-changing power in each of their kits. Enjoy high-octane battlefield brawls and more gameplay clarity than ever before as you crush the competition.
Additional game modes will join the existing lineup of ways to play, bringing more objectives to capture, strategies to explore, and secrets to unearth. The first to come will be Push. In this new, symmetrical map type, teams will battle to take control of a robot that begins in a central location, then push it toward the enemy base.
Bring the fight to new destinations as the scope of PvP expands. Travel the world, savor breathtaking sights, and clash on the streets of iconic locations like New York City, Rome, Monte Carlo, Toronto, and more.
Get ready to experience some of your favorite heroes in new and dramatically different ways. Shake things up with massive reworks for familiar faces, including Doomfist, Orisa, Bastion, and more
Experience thousands of new voice lines, more narrative experiences, striking skins and other cosmetics, a complete combat audio overhaul, and more–all running on an updated game engine.
Playable in Closed Beta: Junker Queen
The sovereign of the Scrapyard has arrived—all hail the Queen! Deigning to grace the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta with her presence, the Junker Queen is here to brawl with the best and claim her throne above the rest.
Opt-In For the Beta
A new age of heroes is just beginning. To help make Overwatch 2 the best game it can be, we’re inviting you to sign up to participate in a beta test for PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. Each account can only opt-in once; choose your preferred platform below to request access.
Frequently Asked Questions
Beta access does not roll over from the previous Overwatch 2 PvP Beta. For the upcoming beta, our main goal is to test our console and cross-play capabilities as we scale up server testing slowly. Because of this, we need to select players based in part on their platform choice, so we’re launching a new opt-in process which tracks player platform preference.
The new opt-in web form is now available on PlayOverwatch.com/beta is slated to stay open until June 28 unless we hit our projected maximum server capacity earlier. We’ll select a small group of players when the beta goes live on June 28 at 11:00 AM PDT and will steadily add more players over time as we ramp up capacity, with the first waves of larger access grants planned to begin on July 5.
Our goal is to provide access to ALL players that opt-in to the beta by no later than July 14.
Players who purchase the Overwatch 2: Watchpoint Pack on a platform on which the beta is available will be granted immediate beta access as soon as the Overwatch 2 Beta launches on June 28 at 11:00 AM PT, or whenever the Watchpoint Pack is purchased after the Beta kicks off.
Please note that if you are playing on a PlayStation device and opting in through our website, you will need to select the region in which your PlayStation Network account was created.
Yes, all players will need to opt-in for the next Beta regardless of their opt-in status from the first Beta.
Players who are selected through our web opt-in process will receive an invite via email. Invites will always be sent to the email address associated with your Battle.net account and will be sent on a rolling basis.