The third beta testing of Overwatch 2 will not take place. According to Blizzard’s VP, the information gathered from the first two tests is enough to prepare the game for release.
There will be no third open beta test for Overwatch 2. John Spector, Blizzard’s VP, announced on Twitter that the game will still be in development testing at the studio and won’t be available to fans until October 4th when early access begins.
“Overwatch 2 is out in two months! We know players are looking forward to it and we’ve seen questions about the possibility of a third public beta. While we’ll be testing OW2 daily internally, we’re not planning any additional public beta.”
Spector acknowledged that the reaction that followed the first and second tests was valuable enough for Blizzard to focus on making the best game possible.
Feedback from those who had time to test the game earlier was rather positive. Although not without controversy, players overwhelmingly praised the smaller teams (changed from 6 to 6 to 5 to 5). The question of faster gameplay was often raised, which also appealed to players.
It seems that the game’s biggest drawback is that OW2 will completely replace the first part. Also controversial are the estimated prices for skins, which will definitely not fit every pocket.
However, it can be concluded that Blizzard has a good reason for not opening another beta. Moreover, there is so little time left before the release. Moreover, the studio needs to deal not only with the opening of early access, but also with characteristic characters.
Presumably, the release will take place on October 4th. OW2 will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch.