Blizzard is changing its release predictions for Monitor 2 radically. Instead of launching PvP and PvE shooter together, the studio will separate the group to bring Overwatch 2 PvP to players as soon as possible.
in the news Update – The first episode in a series that is reconnecting with fans – Blizzard has announced that Overwatch 2 PvP has begun closed alpha testing, with a beta date set for the end of April.
We look forward to building a new era of Overwatch 2 together ✨ pic.twitter.com/CadWUwlIxh
– Overwatch (PlayOverwatch) March 10, 2022
The closed alpha version is only available to Blizzard employees, Overwatch League professionals, and a few Insiders. On the other hand, the April PvP beta will be playable by PC gamers of all backgrounds. It will be a closed beta, but larger groups of testers for PvP and to provide feedback to developers will be welcomed.
During the beta, the various developments of Overwatch 2 will be testable. This includes the new Sojourn Champion, Push Game Mode, 5v5 Multiplayer, revamping of existing champions as well as 4 new maps.
You can already sign up for Overwatch 2 Beta PvP 1 at https://playoverwatch.com/fr-fr/. Other players (and hopefully platforms) will have new opportunities to test PvP in future beta stages.
Overwatch 2 is the sequel to the popular shooter game that was released in 2016. What is planned for Overwatch 2 is very complicated since Blizzard announced major multiplayer changes that will affect both Overwatch 1 and 2. The new story mode in PvE is an exclusive for the wing.
This sequel was revealed at BlizzCon 2019, but according to a survey conducted byIGNHowever, the announcement was premature, with internal sources stating that Overwatch 2 is still years in development. The news of the game being split into two separate releases shows that for the company, a full release will take a long time.
It remains to be seen what the release date will be for PvP alone, but it’s a strategy that’s becoming more mainstream, as we’ve seen with Halo Infinite. However, I’m not sure we’ll see Overwatch 2 land in 2022.
Erwan Lafleurelle is the editor-in-chief of IGN France. A video game slave for 40 years, he only runs away from time to time grieving his defeats Twitter.
“Unapologetic pop culture trailblazer. Freelance troublemaker. Food guru. Alcohol fanatic. Gamer. Explorer. Thinker.”