Overwatch 2 PvP Beta Start Date, Sign Up, and Everything You Need To Know

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The first Overwatch 2 PvP beta is here at last, but not everyone can join in. Fret not if you don’t receive an invitation this time around, though. Activision promised more Overwatch 2 betas in the future, and not just on PC either. Keep checking your inboxes, as Activision said more invitations will be rolling out starting April 26.

But before that, you’ll need to check if your equipment can run the game properly. Blizzard suggested that players should make sure their drivers are up to date to ensure the best performance. They have also noted that any requirements may change before the full release of the game. This guide explains everything to expect from the first Overwatch 2 beta on top of requirements, including start times, available countries, and how to get access to the beta.

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When Is the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta?

The first beta is live now and runs through May 17, though the end date is subject to change depending on the development team’s needs.

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For those wondering when the next PvP beta will take place, Blizzard is hosting an Overwatch 2 event on June 16 where it will share plans on the next round of beta testing.

How To Sign Up for Overwatch 2 Beta

There is still time to get into the Overwatch 2 Beta, and its simpler than you think. You can sign up here for a chance to be chosen, but this is completely random and has no guarantees.

Luckily, there is a way to guarantee your place. Blizzard is running an Overwatch 2 Beta Twitch Drop campaign - this ran on April 27, and asked that you watch at least four hours of Twitch Overwatch 2 footage from any of these officially linked streamers. If you watched them for a while and you were guaranteed to get a beta code, so double check your emails.

What Platforms Is the Overwatch 2 Beta On?

This first beta is only on PC, Windows specifically, though later tests will include consoles.

Overwatch 2 Beta Regions

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Latin America and Brazil
  • Southeast Asia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Australia and New Zealand

Overwatch 2 Beta Requirements

These minimum settings are required for targeting 30FPS.


  • Operating system: Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 600 series, AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 series
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Storage: 50 GB available hard drive space

The higher recommended settings are meant to target a clean 60FPS, running on medium settings.


  • Operating system: Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 or AMD Ryzen™ 5
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD R9 380
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 50 GB available hard drive space

Can You Stream the Overwatch 2 Beta?

You can, and you should check out some of the streamers for a chance to get some Overwatch 2 Twitch drops.