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Overwatch 2 Closed PVP Beta Taking Place April 2022, Signups Now Open

Out of nowhere, Blizzard has revealed that it will be hosting an Overwatch 2 closed PVP beta that will take place in late April 2022. Per the Twitter post, this beta is going to be quite beefy and will include the following:

  • 5v5 format
  • New Hero: Sojourn
  • 4 New Maps: Circuit, Midtown, New Queen Street, Colosseo
  • New Mode: Push
  • Hero Reworks for Orisa, Doomfist, Bastion, Sombra
  • New Ping System

Signups for the beta are now live. However, due to an overwhelming number of people attempting to signup, the website has been taken down, as it couldn’t handle all those eager people trying to get in on the beta. May as well make it an open beta and get those servers ready.

Lastly, Aaron Keller, game director of Overwatch 2, has released a video on what’s been going on with Overwatch 2 and the lack of transparency of the game development. Now, the company will release more frequent updates and a significant change to the game – PVP and PVE portions will now be separate, which means that Blizzard will be able to focus on either PVP or PVE without crossing the streams and allowing the development team to release more PVP content faster than before.

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything on Overwatch 2, and it’s understandable given Activision-Blizzard’s ongoing woes. It’s good to see that they release that the lack of transparency hasn’t been good for the game. More updates should at least bring more attention to the game, and frankly, some positivity that Blizzard sorely needs. Given its current situation and decline of fan favorites Diablo and World of Warcraft, the company could use some right about now.

Overwatch 2 has been delayed until 2023, missing its original 2022 release window.