Blizzard Entertainment, publisher and developer of Overwatch 2, has released details about the first phase in closed beta testing. It began today, April 26, and will continue until the end.
Blizzard will begin sending invitations to qualified players as soon as it becomes known (you can still sign-up to volunteer here) at 21:00 Moscow Time. The developers will then invite more players.
You can also watch the beta streams on participating Twitch channels from April 27 at 10:00 EDT to April 28 by 2:00 EDT.
Overwatch 2 beta will now be available for users in North America, Europe and Latin America as well as Brazil, Korea and Japan, Australia and New Zealand and Southeast Asia.
Participants will need to have the original Overwatch installed. A trial version of Overwatch will suffice. In the March news, you can find out the democratic system requirements for Overwatch 2 beta.
Blizzard warned that Overwatch 2’s beta version will not incorporate the progress made during the beta. Gamers won’t be able access the competitive mode, profiles and ratings of players. Read here what will happen during testing.
Overwatch 2’s closed Beta will be launched on PC (Battle.net), but will eventually reach consoles. The initial stage of testing will be completed by May 17. However, this date is not final and could change.