Overwatch 2 screenshot of Sojourn on the new Push game mode

[Update #2]: Overwatch 2's PvP Closed Beta has now been pinned for April 26th, 2022.

[Update]: Blizzard has now revealed the minimum and recommended PC specs for the Overwatch 2 Beta.

After what feels like an eternity of waiting, Blizzard is now finally getting ready to show off Overwatch 2... or at the very least the PvP part of it! So if you're as eager as I am to learn what Overwatch 2's competitive mode has to offer, you'll be happy to hear that the very first PvP Closed Beta will be going live at some point in late April.

In terms of content, the PvP beta will bring with it a couple of hero reworks and cosmetic redesigns, the new 5v5 game mode with significantly stronger tanks, as well as the railgun wielding Sojourn as a new hero. There will also be four new maps to explore, the first appearance of the Push game mode, and even an Apex Legends inspired ping system to help with in-game communications.

In order to sign up all you have to do is head on over to the Overwatch 2 website, log into your account and then click on the giant blue button at the bottom of the page. Signing up does not guarantee entry, however, so don't be too surprised if no email arrives this April. That said, there will be plenty of beta tests in the future as well, so you should still be able to try out Overwatch 2 before it actually launches.

Once the Closed Beta goes live I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, I'll leave you with the brief developer update discussing the whole thing: