Overwatch 2 will finally see the light of day, albeit in "early access." That's because, despite Blizzard announcing that the sequel's PvP portion will launch this upcoming 4th October, the ambitious PvE segment is nowhere to be seen.
Now that the free-to-play Overwatch 2 multiplayer is less than six months away, Blizzard Entertainment wants everyone interested in trying out the game to jump into the title, announcing a new beta.
This time around, the Overwatch 2 beta will let console players experience all the features this new version of the beloved shooter boasts, including crossplay and cross-progression across all platforms.
Overwatch 2 June beta - When does it start
The next Overwatch 2 PvP beta is slated to start on 28th June. No information regarding how long it'll last was shared.
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We know that the beta will be available for more than just PC users, including Xbox and PlayStation players this time around. Whether that entails old-gen users (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) remains to be seen.
Overwatch 2 June beta - Sign up
The opt-in process for the June Overwatch 2 beta is not yet open. Blizzard confirmed players can start signing up on 16th June, the same date a special stream is scheduled to occur, in which they'll reveal more information about the game.
This beta will feature a new yet-to-be-revealed map as well as the debut of the latest Overwatch hero to join the roster, the long-awaited Junker Queen.
Expect more news on the 16th regarding what maps and modes we will see during the beta. One thing worth mentioning is that, since Blizzard didn't mention this being a closed testing period, it's safe to assume they'll look to get as many players as possible to sample the servers, and possibly, how crossplay works between consoles and PC.
When crossplay was implemented into Overwatch 1, the competitive queue was disabled, only allowing console and PC users to group up for quickplay matches, private lobbies, custom games, and arcade.
With cross-progression debuting with Overwatch 2, it'll be interesting to see how Blizzard handles situations in which a player wants to experience the game on both console and PC.
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