It finally happened, it's finally here. Blizzard and the Overwatch team just announced Overwatch 2 beta, and it's arriving at late April.
They also announced that they will split the PvP and PvE content in order to provide faster updates and content for the both. But wait, that's not all. During the announcement Aron Keller took the time and apologized for the current way the team have handled Overwatch content (or the lack off) and promised to be better. Video in the comments.
This is huge news for the entire Overwatch community, and a well deserved one! Stay tuned for more news about Overwatch 2, it's one of my all time favorite games. It's finally time to be excited again, we haven't felt that for a looong time.
Here are the major items you can expect to see from the first beta!
- New Hero: Sojourn
- Circuit Royal - New escort map
- Midtown - New hybrid map
- New Queen Street - New push map
- Colosseo - New push map
- New Mode:Push
- Hero Reworks
- New Ping System
Closed alpha testing for Overwatch 2 PvP begins today in select regions, and includes Blizzard employees, Overwatch League pros, and a few other select groups to help us prepare for wider testing.
Then our first PvP Beta will begin in late April for PC in select regions. This closed beta will include a larger group of testers who we will ask to provide gameplay feedback. Our goal for this phase is to test our new features, content, and systems before we shift to stress-testing the servers with a wider player base in future Beta tests.
Beta sign ups can be done here.