by Mr Toffee in

Blizzard has announced the Overwatch 2 beta release times, which you can still sign up for right now on this link.

If you’re located in Southeast Asia, the Overwatch 2 beta will launch on 27 April 2am GMT+8 in Malaysia, Singapore, and The Philippines(17 hours from now). However, once launch hits, invites for the game will roll out, with more emails being sent out throughout the day. If you did not receive your invite on the day itself, Blizzard may send out further invites later during the test, which will last until 17 May (PST time). 

However, if you need a guaranteed chance to get in, you can instead watch four hours of participating Twitch channels trying out the Overwatch 2 beta and get a beta key via the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta Twitch Drops campaign.

The Twitch streamings start at 27 April 1am GMT+8 to 9am GMT+8. Here’s the full list of streamers, including notable Overwatch players Geguri and Kephri.









Keep in mind that you need to link your account to your Twitch account to earn a beta drop. To redeem an Overwatch 2 PvP Beta drop, you must have an Overwatch license associated with your account.

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

For the best performance, please be sure to update to the latest drivers available for your graphics card. Due to potential changes, the system requirements for this game may change over time. 

Mr Toffee is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion. Twitter: @MrToffee
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