Overwatch 2 Beta Begins to Roll Out

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A promo screenshot for Overwatch 2.

Following its appearance at the Xbox and Bethesda games showcase and the reveal of its initial roadmap, another Overwatch 2 beta has just gone live ahead of the game’s release later this year.

That means that assuming they can gain access, players have a chance to delve into some of the features discussed during a recent reveal event broadcast on YouTube, which saw members of the development team talk about what players can expect from Overwatch 2.

So, if you want to play some games as Junker Queen or get a look at the new Paraíso map, now’s your chance.

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In addition to these features, the beta will also give you a chance to sample the game’s fresh 5v5 PvP experience, which is part of a few changes designed to offer “a reimagined competitive experience” to players, according to a blog post from Blizzard.

This beta is part of an ongoing series designed to help provide feedback on the game before it goes live on 4 October this year.

According to a previous blog post from Blizzard, the game’s first beta back in May gave the team lots of valuable data on the new heroes included in the game, such as Sojourn, who saw a higher than expected usage rate among players.

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Lots of changes were also made to help balance the game’s heroes a little better, so hopefully that’s something you should see if you do give this beta a go.

Don’t worry if you missed the boat on getting access either, as the final product will be free-to-play when it hits shelves later this year, something which the developers have described as “a natural step forward for our game and our players”.

Or, maybe you fancy beginning your final tour of duty in the original Overwatch, which is set to be overwritten by the new game upon release, giving you only a few months to appreciate it and have some nostalgic fun before the game rides off into the virtual sunset.

Whichever you’re planning to do, make sure to follow us for more Overwatch 2 coverage as the game gets closer to release.