Overwatch 2 Beta Access

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Want to Get Overwatch 2 Beta Access via Twitch? Here’s How

Abhimannu Das
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Overwatch 2 Beta Access will be available to players for a limited time if they watch four hours of Blizzard-partnered streams on Twitch.
The Overwatch 2 PVP beta will go live on 26th April at 11 AM Pacific Time (PT) with access available only to select players.
Players can earn the drops to access the beta on 27th April 2022 10:00 AM PT to 6:00 PM PT via Twitch by watching partnered streams.

The Overwatch 2 PVP beta will go live on 26th April at 11 AM Pacific Time (PT) with access available only to select players. Players selected to participate in the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta will receive a welcome email from the Overwatch team with instructions on how to gain access to the build. Players selected initially should all receive access on the first day, Blizzard Entertainment may extend invitations to more players at later periods in this test. Players who are not invited can gain access to the beta by earning drops from Twitch by watching partnered content creators for four hours.

How to earn Overwatch 2 beta access on Twitch

The beta is currently available to North America, Europe, Latin America/Brazil, Korea, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. The Overwatch 2 PvP Beta will begin on 26th April at 11am PT and is scheduled to run through 17th May. However, players can earn the drops on 27th April 2022 10:00 AM PT to 6:00 PM PT via Twitch. Blizzard Entertainment has not revealed if more keys will be available at a later date.

Viewers will need to tune in to watch a select group of streamers broadcasting the Overwatch PvP Beta under the Overwatch category. You will be eligible for Twitch drops after watching any participating channel for four hours. There are around 200 content creators whose streams you can watch to obtain a code. To check out the full list of creators, click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

How to link your Overwatch account to Twitch

  1. Log in to your Twitch account.

  2. Go to your Twitch connections page.

  3. Click Connect next to Battle.net and follow the instructions.

How to play the Overwatch 2 PVP Beta

If you get access to the beta, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Log in using the Battle.net account that you have synced with Twitch drops.

  2. Click the Overwatch icon located at the top of the launcher homepage.

  3. Navigate to the Game Version drop-down menu located at the bottom left of the Overwatch game page.

  4. Select Overwatch 2 Technical Beta, install, and press the blue Play button to start.

Overwatch 2 PVP beta system requirements

Minimum (targeting 30fps):

  • Operating system: Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650

  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 600 series, AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 series

  • Memory: 6 GB RAM

  • Storage: 50 GB available hard drive space

Recommended (targeting 60fps on medium settings):

  • Operating system: Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 or AMD Ryzen™ 5

  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD R9 380

  • Memory: 8 GB RAM

  • Storage: 50 GB available hard drive space

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.