Blizzard has announced the start date for the first round of testing Overwatch 2. Players will be able to start PvP battles on April 26th. Applications are being accepted on the official website, and selection will be based on a number of criteria, including Battle.net registration region , computer system characteristics, and participation in the community.
The developers assure that the number of invited players will gradually grow depending on the needs of the team and the capabilities of the matchmaking system. But for everyone who wants to take part, there is a main requirement: the presence of a purchased original Overwatch. It seems that the sequel will be largely based on the files of the original.
During the live broadcast , the Overwatch 2 team revealed new information about the upcoming action movie. And, in particular, she announced changes in the balance: Doomfist, aka Doomfist, is being retrained from a melee fighter into a tank.
Participants in the first testing phase will be able to get acquainted with the new hero, Sojorn, experience the Onslaught mode and the marking system in five-on-five battles, see four battlefields and the first results of character rebalancing. So far, testing is carried out only on the PC, but over time it will spread to the console versions.