Overwatch 2 Phase 2 Beta COUNTDOWN: Start Time, How to Sign Up & Latest News

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Earlier this month, Blizzard Entertainment revealed that the second phase of beta testing for Overwatch 2 will soon begin.

On top of getting to re-experience everything in the sequel's first beta test, players will also get to test the newly announced tank hero, Junker Queen, the new Rio de Janeiro map, a handful of recently implemented changes, and more.

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That being said, here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Overwatch 2 Phase 2 beta test.

LATEST: Overwatch 2 Beta Phase 2 Invites Going Out NOW

Blizzard has announced that invites for the Overwatch 2 phase 2 beta have already begun going out, so be sure to check your emails!

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Overwatch 2 Phase 2 Beta Start Time

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The Overwatch 2 Phase 2 beta test starts on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, and ends on Monday, July 18, 2022. Players can expect it to arrive at 2 pm EST on Tuesday per the game's release schedule so far, though this remains unconfirmed.

It's worth noting that Blizzard may extend the end date based on their "testing needs" at the time.

For a more exact timeframe on when the second beta test will be live, follow along with our countdown below!

Overwatch 2 Phase 2 Beta Start Time

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How to Sign up for the Overwatch 2 Phase 2 Beta

If you want to take part in the Overwatch 2 phase 2 beta, you'll need to request access. That can be done by opting into the beta just like it was done for the first Overwatch 2 beta test.

Overwatch 2 Phase 2 Beta COUNTDOWN: Start Time, Sign Up & Latest News - Junker Queen
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TRY OUT: Junker Queen will be available to be tested in the phase 2 beta

You can opt-in via the Overwatch website. Here's how to do it.

  1. Visit the official beta opt-in page.
  2. Sign in with your Battle.net account.
  3. That's it! Time to wait if you were one of the lucky few.
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As always, signing up doesn't guarantee an invite to the Overwatch 2 phase 2 beta as it's solely based on luck. This means that not everyone will be granted access.

READ MORE: Overwatch 2 Schedule: All Seasons, Beta Phases, and Updates

Will the Overwatch 2 Phase 2 Beta have streamer drops?

During the first phase of the Overwatch 2 beta, players who weren't lucky enough to get into the test could do so via streamer drops on Twitch or drops from the Overwatch League (OWL).

Over 200 Overwatch partnered Twitch streamers had Beta Twitch Drops enabled for a short amount of time. This allowed players to gain guaranteed access to Overwatch 2's first beta. All they had to do was watch a cumulative four hours of streams.

So far, there are no confirmations that the Overwatch 2 phase 2 beta will also have Twitch drops, but it's quite likely given the success of the model in advertising the game while getting more eligible players in for testing.