Attention, Gamers: Here's How to Play Overwatch 2 for Free Months Before Its Release

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( Considered to be one of the best modern-day player-versus-player (PvP) first-person-shooters in the esports scene, Overwatch has a sequel coming out in October, but you there's already a chance to play the game online by the start of next month, July.

Blizzard Entertainment will begin beta testing the online servers for Overwatch 2 by granting pre-release access to the game and its online multiplayer features to people who sign up for the PvP Beta. The sign-up is free and you'll get to try out the anticipated new game months before it comes out—a no-brainer win here.


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Here's how to sign up for the Overwatch 2 Beta Opt-in:

To sign up, head over to the Overwatch 2 Beta Opt-in on their official website. You will need to have a account in order to sign up for the Beta. You can create an account first here. The Overwatch 2 Beta sign-up is open until June 28 (PDT), unless maximum server capacity is hit earlier, so best to sign up right away.

When signing up for the Beta, simply select the platform you'll be playing on, between PC, Xbox, and PlayStation (Asia), then hit "Request Beta Access." Afterward, you'll instantly be signed up and shown a "Thanks for signing up!" card. It's that simple!

The Beta will go live on June 28 at 11:00 a.m. (PDT) with a handful of the users who signed up getting access to the game. Starting July 5, waves of more users who signed up will get access to the game, with the goal of giving all users who signed up access by July 14.

Overwatch 2 Watchpoint Pack Beta
The Overwatch 2: Watchpoint Pack contains two Legendary Skins: Space Raider Cassidy & Space Raider Soldier 76.
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If you purchase the Overwatch 2: Watchpoint Pack, which contains the season 1 Battle Pass, Legendary Hero Skins, the game's Virtual Currency, and an exclusive character Icon, you'll be guaranteed access to the game starting June 28. The pack is available for $39.99 over at, PlayStation Store, and the Nintendo Store.

You'll be sent an email associated with your account once your account has been granted access to the Beta.

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Overwatch 2 drops as a free-to-play game on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch on October 4.

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