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Overwatch 2 beta PC system requirements and file size

The minimum and recommended PC system requirements (specs) for the Overwatch 2 beta, as well as the expected file size.
Overwatch 2 beta PC system requirements and file size
While the first closed beta for Overwatch 2 is already live for pro players and Blizzard Entertainment employees, the next one is open to those who sign up, opting in for a chance at playing Overwatch 2. On PC, those who opt-in for the Overwatch 2 beta probably want to know what the system requirements (specs) are, and how big the download is.

The Overwatch 2 beta in late April 2022 will feature a new hero called Sojourn, four new maps, a new ping system and, of course, enhanced graphics. To this end, here are the PC system requirements, both minimum and recommended, for Overwatch 2's beta, and the file size.

Overwatch 2 beta PC system requirements

Overwatch 2 beta pc specs requirements system file size download
An overview of the Overwatch 2 beta content for late April 2022. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

The Overwatch 2 PC system requirements have, not-so-unexpectedly, increased from that of the original.

First off, the minimum operating system is Windows 7 (64-bit) with the latest service pack installed, while it is recommended PC gamers use Windows 10 (64-bit). Of course, since this is a PvP multiplayer beta for Overwatch 2, an internet connection is also required.

Overwatch 2 beta minimum specs:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650    
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 600 series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series
  • Memory: 6GB RAM  

Overwatch 2 recommended specs:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 5
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD R9 380
  • Memory: 8GB RAM

There's also a 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution that all gamers should have covered in 2022. While the PC system requirements for Overwatch 2's beta is higher than that of the original, most modern gaming PC should have no issue.

Keep in mind that these are the beta requirements, so things might change (for better or worse) before Overwatch 2's full release.

How big is the Overwatch 2 beta file size download?

Overwatch 2 beta pc specs requirements system file size download
The official Overwatch 2 beta system requirements asks for 50 GB of available hard drive space. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

With new content and bigger textures, Overwatch 2's beta file size is bigger than the complete, original title. 

Getting straight to the point, the required storage for the Overwatch 2 beta in April is 50 GB. This means the file size and expected download should also be roughly 50 GB, give or take a few GBs.

So there you have it, the minimum and recommended PC system requirements (specs) for the Overwatch 2 beta, as well as the game's expected file size.

 

Featured image courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.