After an extended (lengthy) wait, Blizzard introduced at the moment that the Overwatch 2 PvP beta will start on April 26 with new heroes, maps, and 5v5 gameplay. The announcement comes every week after Blizzard kicked off a closed alpha of the sequel and opened signups for the beta on its web site.
Blizzard talked extra concerning the ongoing alpha throughout a developer livestream at the moment. We realized slightly extra about upcoming hero reworks and what precisely shall be April PvP beta. Particulars are nonetheless fairly gentle, however here is what beta gamers can sit up for:
- New hero: Sojourn, a Canadian (so she’s mechanically my favourite) with an armored parka and a railgun.
- New mode: Push – Groups battle to take management of a robotic that begins in a central location on a symmetrical map, then push it towards the enemy base. Both group might take management of the robotic at any time. The group that pushes the robotic furthest onto the enemy facet wins the game.
- 4 new maps: Circuit Royal (Escort), Midtown (Hybrid), New Queen Road (Push), and Colosseo (Push)
- Hero Reworks: Orisa, Doomfist, Bastion, and Sombra
- New Ping System
Additionally, Doomfist is seemingly a tank now. Licensed, even.
The testing will happen throughout a collection of closed betas, the primary starting on April 26. If you would like to participate—and also you most likely do, because you’re studying this—you may join admission at playoverwatch.com.