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