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Overwatch 2 hit a record 1.5m concurrent Twitch viewers as beta launches
Blizzard is giving out beta codes via Twitch drops
Overwatch saw its highest day ever on Twitch coinciding with Wednesday’s launch of the Overwatch 2 beta.
Players hoping to participate in the Overwatch 2 beta can register for the chance to do so or gain access to it via Twitch drops.
By watching any of Blizzard’s partnered streamers during defined time windows, players who have linked their Twitch account to their Battle.net account will earn a beta key for the game.
Sojourn Gameplay Trailer | Overwatch 2
The promotion has attracted significant interest, breaking the Overwatch viewership record on Twitch.
“Together we reached over 1.5M concurrent views, the highest day ever for Overwatch on Twitch,” Blizzard tweeted. “Let’s go!”
Running until May 17, the Overwatch 2 beta will only be available for PC, but Blizzard has said it plans to include console players in future tests.
The beta includes access to Overwatch 2’s 5v5 PvP mode, the new Push Mode, Ping System, four hero reworks (Orisa, Doomfist, Bastion, Sombra), one new hero (Sojourn), all OW1 maps and four new maps (Circuit Royal, Midtown, Toronto and Rome).
The Overwatch 2 beta is available to players in North America, Europe, Latin America/Brazil, Korea, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia.
Blizzard said in November that both Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 had been delayed to at least 2023.