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Overwatch 2 - How to get beta Twitch drops

Here's a guide detailing the process of how to tune in and unlock the Overwatch 2 closed beta Twitch drops.
Overwatch 2 - How to get beta Twitch drops

Overwatch 2 is no longer a pipedream, with a closed beta set to start on 26th April, players will finally get a proper look at the sequel to the 2016 FPS phenomenon.

For those unlucky few that didn't get access early, Blizzard Entertainment revealed that Twitch drops will be enabled in select streams. They will grant access to the Overwatch 2 closed beta, incentivizing the community to tune in to multiple affiliated broadcasts.

Keep on reading if you want to make sure you know everything about the Overwatch 2 closed beta Twitch drops and how to get them.

Overwatch 2 Twitch drops - How to get beta access 

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The beta will be the first time players will get to try Sojourn. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

The first step is to make sure your Twitch account is linked to your Battle.net account. The process is extremely simple.

  • Open up Twitch and head to your Account Settings.
  • Click on the Connections tab.
  • Locate Blizzard's Battle.net extension and click connect.
  • A pop-up window will show up, use your Battle.net credentials to log in and it's done! Your Twitch and Battle.net accounts are linked.

Now that you've got the basic stuff setup, what do you need to do to get Overwatch 2 beta Twitch drops?

The drops will be enabled for a very limited amount of time, so pay attention. Overwatch 2 beta Twitch drops will go live on 27th April at 10 am PST (5 pm GMT), lasting until 6 pm PT (3 am GMT).

You'll need to accrue a total of four hours for a chance to get Overwatch 2 drops.

Overwatch 2 Twitch drops - Official streams

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Overwatch 2 changes the game from 6v6 to 5v5 encounters. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

The following is the full list of streamers that will have drops enabled during the mentioned timeframe:

Important reminder: you don't need to tune in to a single stream for four hours straight, the time is accumulated across all participant streamers so you're encouraged to check out multiple points of view.

For more on all things Overwatch, check out our dedicated Overwatch section featuring news, tournament previews, and much more.


Featured image courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.