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Testers will get to play as new tank hero the Junker Queen and experience a new map too.
The beta will be available on PC and consoles, with sign-ups and more details coming on June 16.
Release Date Reveal | Overwatch 2
Blizzard announced on Sunday that Overwatch 2 will launch in early access on October 4 as a free-to-play title.
More details on the Junker Queen, Overwatch 2’s live service model and seasonal content plan, and the upcoming closed beta test will be shared during a livestream on June 16 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST / 7pm CEST.
“We can’t wait to roll out the beginning of the Overwatch 2 experience on October 4 and introduce an exciting new competitive vision, featuring amazing new content and a reimagining of the iconic heroes, maps, and gameplay that made the original game so compelling,” Mike Ybarra, president of Blizzard, said on Sunday.
“This is the beginning of an always-on and always-evolving era for the franchise, and a recommitment to serving players with frequent and substantial updates planned well into the future.”