Eager Overwatch fanatics anticipating the beta release of Overwatch 2 were met with a pretty unpleasant surprise this morning. There don’t seem to be keys for many, and a pre-download button is unavailable in Blizzard. It’s leading many people–especially those who already sunk their hard-earned dollars into the Watchpoint Pack, exceedingly nervous. So when does the Overwatch 2 Beta Key come, and how do you get it?
When Did the Overwatch 2 Beta Drop?
The Overwatch 2 beta officially drops on June 28, 2022, at 11 a.m. PT. Players who dropped the money on the Overwatch 2 Watchpoint Pack will receive access to the beta immediately. Otherwise, to be eligible for the beta, you’ll have had to sign up on the official Blizzard page, which will be released to select people in groups up until July 18th.
Why Don’t I Have a Beta Key?
Players who opted into the Overwatch 2 beta and were selected will receive an email with an invite. A small pool of players will be selected at the start of the beta on June 28, another larger wave of users will be selected on July 5, and all players who opted in should receive access no later than July 14.
If you were not selected for the beta but you signed up, you can purchase the Watchpoint Pack to gain access. According to Blizzard those that purchase the Watchpoint Pack will “Immediately receive Overwatch: Legendary Edition upon purchase.”
Follow the instructions below to install the Overwatch 2 beta on all different platforms if you’ve purchased the Watchpoint Pack.
How to Install Overwatch 2 beta on PC
- Restart your Battle.net client.
- Click the Overwatch icon in the All Games bar.
- Under Game Version, select Overwatch 2 Beta.
- Install the game.
How to Install Overwatch 2 beta on Xbox
- Navigate to My Games/Apps on Xbox.
- Go to Full Library, and check Owned Games.
- Download and Install Overwatch 2 Demo.
- Make sure the game is up-to-date.
How to Install Overwatch 2 beta on PlayStation
- Navigate to the PS Store.
- Search for Overwatch 2.
- Tap on View Product, and tap on the three dots.
- Select Overwatch 2 beta, and click Download.
And there you have it! You should now be able to get into games and play the Overwatch 2 Beta.
When Does Overwatch 2 Officially Release?
Overwatch 2 officially releases on October 4, 2022. The beta is meant to be a stress and bug test and will allow the developers to fix any bugs before the official release. Those who don’t care about getting into the action early will have to wait till Fall to get their hands on the game.
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