The closed beta for Overwatch 2’s PvP mode will begin today at 11 a.m. PT on PC, according to Blizzard Entertainment. Invites will be sent out throughout the day to a chosen group of participants, with the possibility of additional players being invited later. North America, Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, Latin America/Brazil, and Taiwan are among the regions eligible to participate in the beta test.
Participants will also need to have Overwatch purchased and installed on their computer before participating (though a free trial can be used during the test). The beta will be available through May 17th, though the exact date may vary based on the developer’s requirements. Anyone who has not been selected can participate in the limited-time Twitch Drops program, which allows them to gain access by just watching a qualifying streamer.
In order to qualify for drops, you’ll need to have viewed four hours of video (as well as linked your Twitch and Battle.net accounts) between tomorrow at 10 AM PT and 6 PM PT. The beta access is assured after the allotted watch time, according to senior community manager Andy Belford, who also explained the situation on Twitter. The complete list of streamers can be found by clicking here.
Because the game is still under development, any progress made during the beta will not be carried over to the live version. In addition, features such as Competitive Mode, Profiles, and Endorsements will not be available. Review the complete list of system requirements below, but keep in mind that these may vary over time.
Just so we're all on the same page:
27 APR – 4+ hours watched of any of the participating channels on this blog is guaranteed beta access. Make sure your Blizzard account is connected to Twitch, and claim your drops: https://t.co/zn4wWDGdx0
— Andy Belford (he/him) 💙 (@andybelford) April 25, 2022