Overwatch 2 PvP Closed Beta Starts at 11 AM PT Today, FAQ and System Requirements Revealed

The beta will be live until May 17th and won't have Competitive Play or Profiles. Progress also won't carry over into the full game.

Posted By | On 26th, Apr. 2022

Overwatch 2

Blizzard Entertainment’s closed beta for Overwatch 2’s PvP starts today at 11 AM PT on PC. Invites will roll out through the day for select participants though more players may be invited later. Regions eligible for the beta include North America, Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, Latin America/Brazil, and Taiwan.

Participants will also need Overwatch owned and installed before playing (though a free trial can be used during the test). The beta runs till May 17th, though the date may change depending on the developer’s needs. For those who haven’t been selected, there’s the limited-time Twitch Drops program where watching an eligible streamer can provide access.

Drops will be available from tomorrow at 10 AM PT until 6 PM PT, and you’ll need to have watched four hours of content (along with linking your Twitch and Battle.net accounts) to qualify. Senior community manager Andy Belford also clarified on Twitter that beta access is guaranteed after hitting the allocated watch time. The full list of streamers can be seen here.

Progress from the beta won’t carry over into the live game since it’s a work in progress. Features like Competitive Mode, Profiles and Endorsements also won’t be in place. Check out the full system requirements below, though note that they may change over time.

ComponentMinimum (Targeting 30 FPS)Recommended (Targeting 60 FPS on Medium Settings)
Operating SystemWindows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)Windows 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
CPUIntel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 5
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series, AMD Radeon HD 7000 seriesNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD R9 380
RAM6 GB RAM8 GB RAM
HDD Space50 GB50 GB

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