What are the dates and times for the Overwatch 2 beta test on PS5 and PS4? How do you access the Overwatch 2 beta? Blizzard has finally revealed more information about its upcoming hero shooter sequel, which is due to launch as a free-to-play game this October. However, much sooner than that is a beta test, letting players try the game out and give feedback to the team. If you're looking to get involved, we have all the Overwatch 2 beta details you need right here.
When Does the Overwatch 2 Beta Start and Finish?
What are the dates and times for the Overwatch 2 beta? Blizzard has confirmed that the Overwatch 2 beta test begins on Tuesday 28th June 2022. Here are all the regional start times on that date:
- North America: 11am PDT / 12pm MDT / 1pm CDT / 2pm EDT
- UK/Ire: 7pm BST
- Europe: 8pm CEST / 9pm EEST
- Asia/Oceania: 3am JST / 2am AWST / 4am AEST
The Overwatch 2 beta will end on Monday 18th July 2022, although Blizzard has said it may be extended if necessary.
How Can You Join the Overwatch 2 Beta?
If you want to take part in the Overwatch 2 beta, you have a couple of options.
The first is to sign up for the Overwatch 2 beta on the official website. Once you select your platform, you will need to login with your Battle.net account to complete the beta registration. If you are selected for the Overwatch 2 beta, you'll receive an email with a code. Blizzard has said it will begin the beta with a smaller number of players and will steadily send out more invites over its duration, so if you don't get access immediately, don't worry!
Your other option is to purchase the Overwatch 2 Watchpoint Pack, which is now available on PS Store. It costs $39.99 / £34.99 and guarantees access to the Overwatch 2 beta as soon as it starts. This pack also includes Overwatch Legendary Edition, which is the original game plus some extra character skins. Finally, upon the release of Overwatch 2, the Watchpoint Pack will give you access to the first premium battle pass, two legendary skins, a bunch of in-game currency, and two player icons.
Which Characters Are Playable in the Overwatch 2 Beta?
All Overwatch characters are playable in the Overwatch 2 beta test, and that includes new heroes Junker Queen and Sojurn. Here's the full list:
- Junker Queen
- Soldier 76
- Wrecking Ball
Which Maps Are Included in the Overwatch 2 Beta?
There are several maps and modes playable in the Overwatch 2 beta. Here's each mode, and their respective maps:
- Lijiang Tower
- Route 66
- Watchpoint: Gibraltar
- Circuit Royal
- King’s Row
On Which Platforms Can You Play the Overwatch 2 Beta?
The Overwatch 2 beta will playable on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC.
Does the Overwatch 2 Beta Have Crossplay Support?
Yes, the Overwatch 2 beta features crossplay across all participating platforms.
Do You Need PS Plus in Order to Play the Overwatch 2 Beta?
The answer to this question is currently unknown. Overwatch 2 will be a free-to-play game, so shouldn't need a PS Plus subscription in order to play. We will update this page if we learn anything more.
Will Progress from the Overwatch 2 Beta Carry Over to the Full Game?
Unfortunately, no. Any progress you make during your time with the Overwatch 2 beta will not carry forward to the final game. Don't get too attached to any skins you unlock!
Will you be playing the Overwatch 2 beta test? Assemble your team in the comments section below.
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I hate that Betas don't keep progress! We unlock stuff and then they take it from us...
Anyway, I'm hoping I get hooked on Overwatch again, like for the first 10 seasons or so, but I'm not holding my breath.
Normally I don't play betas because I want a completed product, but this game will get consistent updates so I'm not too worried. I'll be happy to download.
I’m looking forward to the actual release, but I’m content waiting. I have a lot of unlocks between Switch and PC and really don’t feel like starting over.
Is this a popular game then
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