Overwatch 2 Beta

The Overwatch 2 BETA Is Officially Live And Here’s How To Get Access

On PC and all consoles

Earlier today the servers for Overwatch 2’s official open BETA went live for players on PC, Xbox and PlayStation. The public BETA will continue for three weeks, allowing players to play the new map and try out a new character; the Junker Queen, until July 18th.

The developers have provided an in-depth look at their existing goals for the BETA for those who are interested, covering everything from their game design and balance goals to how they hope to continue communicating with the Overwatch community before the game’s official launch later this year.


  1. Go to the Overwatch 2 beta site right here.
  2. In the top right corner, log in to your Blizzard Account.
  3. At the bottom of the Overwatch 2 beta page, choose your platform (and region for PlayStation players).
  4. Then hit Request Beta Access.

Players can also purchase the Watchpoint Pack for $59.95 for guaranteed access. In addition to beta access on day one, you’ll also get two legendary character skins, a unique player icon and enough virtual currency to buy the first two premium battle passes available for 1000 VC each.


If you have already opted into the BETA and have been selected for testing your Battlenet account will be ready to install the BETA.

  1. Log in to your Battle.net account and navigate to Overwatch on the game launcher.
  2. In the bottom left, click the Game Version drop-down.
  3. Select Overwatch 2 Tech Beta to install.
  4. When the download is complete, hit the blue Play button to start.

If you are playing on a console, you will have received a code for your preferred platform and can redeem it via your console’s digital storefront.

Overwatch 2 officially launches in early access on October 4, 2022. The game is free to play and available on PC via Battlenet, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and Nintendo Switch with cross-platform play and cross-platform progression.