After long months of radio silence, the sequel to Blizzard’s hit multiplayer FPS is finally delivering some good news.
While an early version of the multiplayer will be in the hands of Overwatch League professionals in early May and its official release has been pushed back to 2023, the average person will also soon have the opportunity to try out this highly anticipated sequel.
There have been insistent rumors lately about a potential Overwatch 2 beta in the coming months. A logical reasoning, since an early version of the game will be inaugurated in a few weeks on the occasion of the 2022 Overwatch League season.
Via a message from the game’s official Twitter account, the rumors are now confirmed: a beta is finally coming for Overwatch 2’s multiplayer, more precisely at the end of April, and exclusively on PC.
#Overwatch2 PVP Beta is coming soon.— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) March 10, 2022
🎮 OW2 PVP Beta begins late April
🍁 New heroes, maps, and modes
✋ Beta Sign Up https://t.co/jC3gYjfdBc
💯 It's been 0 days since the last Overwatch 2 update pic.twitter.com/OFg0DAqJQR
To participate, however, you’ll have to register on the link listed below (strangely under maintenance at the time of writing). We bet that only a few lucky people will have the opportunity to try this new multiplayer version as soon as it is launched, and that Blizzard will gradually open the floodgates to welcome other participants.
As the tweet indicates, this beta will allow us to discover new maps, some of which like Rome, Monaco or Toronto, already revealed during exhibition games, as well as new modes like Push, also already presented.
The highlight of the show, we will finally be able to discover new heroes, while Echo, the last one, had arrived in the roster… in April 2021.
Source: Bêta Overwatch 2