Blizzard has released further information about the Overwatch 2 beta, which will begin on April 26. The news was revealed during a developer livestream, during which the team reviewed the current limited friends and family alpha and looked ahead to the future. The test will feature Overwatch 2’s new 5v5 gameplay, which is a big element of how the game improves on its predecessor’s concept. It will also feature Sojourn, a new hero, as well as Push, a new game style. You’ll have to struggle for control of a robot and push it towards the enemy base in that mode. Orisa, Doomfist, Bastion, and Sombra will all be revamped in the beta, as well as the new Ping system. Overwatch 2 Closed Beta Test
#Overwatch2 PVP Beta is coming April 26.
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) March 18, 2022
How to Signup for Overwatch 2 Closed Beta Test?
Blizzard has altered how it handles beta signups; previously, you could sign up for all Blizzard betas on a single page on your account page, but now you must sign up for each beta separately. Fortunately, signing up for the Overwatch 2 beta is simple: simply click the Overwatch 2 beta opt-in link, ensure you’re signed into your Battle.net account, and the internet hamsters will take care of the rest.
Everything now, from the alphas for friends and family through the betas themselves, is done by granting access to your email address. Even if you receive a large splashy email that appears to be legitimate inviting you to the beta, you should not click on anything in the email for security reasons; instead, log in and manually check your beta status – if you’re in the beta, you should see a drop down choice for it in the launcher. On that topic, you should link your account to a third-party authenticator just in case. The beta test will be conducted in phases, so if you aren’t chosen for the first one on April 26, you may be chosen for a subsequent one.