The Overwatch 2 Beta will be cross platform and available to players on Windows® PC and Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, and PlayStation®4 consoles.
Our primary goal for the Overwatch 2 Beta is to test our console and cross-play capabilities. Players from different platforms can play with and against each other. This gives the team the opportunity to stress-test our game and see what players from different platforms think about Overwatch 2!
With Competitive Play currently unavailable in the OW2 beta, we’ve made a temporary modification to our Quick Play queue, providing both Role Queue and Open Queue as options. Quick Play games will also use competitive rulesets for each map’s game mode. For Hybrid and Payload maps, both teams play Offense AND Defense in the same manner as competitive play, with the winner determined by which team performs better on offense. All other features of Quick Play are unchanged. This includes elements such as matchmaking, handling of leaves, and allowing players to backfill into games in progress.
All heroes have new Overwatch 2 exclusive looks. Select “Classic II” from the Skin select screen in the Hero Gallery to check them out.
Added "Dynamic Render Scale" to PC to improve performance when GPU limited.
The game scoreboard has been updated in multiple ways based on all the amazing feedback we’ve received since the first beta.
We look forward to more of your feedback on this feature, as we’re still looking to update and polish the scoreboard.
A large reorganization is in progress for the statistics displayed on the scoreboard, as well as the statistics for each hero. The scoreboard now displays Eliminations, Assists, Deaths, Hero Damage dealt, Healing Done, and Damage Mitigated. Here are the new statistics:
Many heroes still have statistics that are not yet implemented. These are marked by the NYI tag after the name of the statistic. We have included these unfinished statistics in the scoreboard to provide opportunities for players to give feedback on this feature.
These patch notes represent general changes made to the Beta version of Overwatch 2. The changes listed impact Quick Play and Custom Games.