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How to sign up for the Overwatch 2 beta

Overwatch 2 beta is sure to be the hottest ticket on the internet the second it goes live. Overwatch 2 itself is just a rumor, but a credible one the entire internet is just waiting to pounce on the second it becomes reality. How can you be in the first waves into this hot new title? Make sure you’re signed up for the beta, of course! How do you do that? We’re here to help.

As a reminder, Blizzard stopped issuing beta keys a while back. Now, everything from friends and family alpha to the betas themselves are done by enabling access to your email address. Even if you get a huge splashy email that looks legit saying that you’re invited to the beta, for security reasons you shouldn’t click on anything in the email — instead, log in and check your beta status manually. (You’ll have an alpha or beta option in the Battle.net launcher, like in the screenshot above.) On that note, you may want to make sure to link your account to an authenticator just in case.

The process to sign up for beta tests is pretty much the same for any Blizzard beta you’d like to participate in. Log in on Blizzard.com, then go to your Games and Subscriptions page. Scroll all the way to the bottom and go to your Beta Profile Settings. From there, you can tick boxes to opt in to the beta of any game you’d like — as long as it’s listed. Unfortunately there is no ticky box to sign up for future betas for titles (like the much-requested The Lost Vikings sequel) at this time. If there’s a title you don’t see in the list that you’d really like to sign up for — like Overwatch 2, perhaps — check back periodically.

You can also check Blizzard Watch — you know we’ll be all over it the second there are any updates on an upcoming Blackthorne beta.

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