It’s our pleasure to welcome players to the Overwatch 2 beta!
Starting today, June 28, until July 18, players on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S will have the opportunity to join our beta test for the first time before Overwatch 2 officially launches on October 4. This beta features new tank hero Junker Queen, new map Rio, and a new Push game mode. Additionally, players will finally get to experience the new and reimagined 5v5 gameplay and redesigned heroes.
We’ve shared a lot of information over the past few weeks – like how Overwatch 2 will be free for all players starting October 4. Here’s what you’ll get to experience within this beta and game launch later this year:
New Hero: Junker Queen
Junker Queen joins the Overwatch 2 roster as the newest tank hero with a big axe and even bigger ideas. As we saw in The Wastelander cinematic, the Scrapyard’s sovereign is fierce, resourceful, and no stranger to survival. And now, she’s come to claim her rightful throne.
An Ever-expanding World
Bring the fight to new destinations as the scope of PvP expands. Travel the world, savor breathtaking sights, and clash on the streets of iconic locations like Monte Carlo, Rome, Toronto, and New York City. Rio is an especially fun map, with a carnival float payload moving through a club where Lucio DJs.
More Game Modes
Introducing the new Push game mode. In this new, symmetrical map type, teams will battle to take control of a robot that begins in a central location, then push it toward the enemy base. This new mode will join the existing lineup of modes, bringing more objectives to capture, strategies to explore, and secrets to unearth.
For beta, we will begin granting access to players who opted-in through July 14. Players who buy the Overwatch 2: Watchpoint Pack on the Xbox Store will be granted immediate beta access today.
Our team has both technical and gameplay-related goals for this beta, so please share your thoughts, feedback, and experiences with us on Overwatch 2 beta forums! We are enthusiastic about including players in this vital testing phase, and we hope everyone has a great time in-game!
Overwatch® 2: Watchpoint Pack
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