When does the Overwatch 2 Beta end?

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The Overwatch 2 beta has given tons of players the chance to try the game early, but all good things come to an end, and we're fast approaching the final day.

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Here's when the Overwatch 2 beta is scheduled to end and what fans can expect from the game next.

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After a month of beta testing, the first Overwatch 2 Beta ends at 2 pm EST.

This means that players will only have a handful of hours to play, test, and enjoy what the franchise's sequel has to offer until the next beta test in the future.

When does the Overwatch 2 Beta end?

The Overwatch 2 Beta is scheduled to end on Tuesday, May 17th.

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With the amount of hype the game has generated, including the return of Overwatch League (OWL), Blizzard may extend this period further to give players the chance to continue playing.


For now, though, players have just a few more guaranteed days to test things out with the Overwatch 2 beta.

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What's Next for Overwatch 2?

Overwatch 2 has no official release date, though expectations are that it will arrive in 2023.

This late release date has been a frustration for long-term fans of the Overwatch series, as the first trailer for Overwatch 2 was released all the way back in 2019. Now three years later, and with the game only in its early beta form, Blizzard needs to accelerate the process to keep fans interested.

If Blizzard does indeed close the Overwatch 2 beta on its scheduled end date rather than extending it, the next steps for the game will be for fans to see it in action via the Overwatch League (OWL) while waiting for the next chance to get in and play again.

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With the first Overwatch 2 beta concentrating on PVP concluding, we could eventually see a PVE in the near future as this feature was originally promised by Blizzard in early gameplay discussions.

Until then, players can look forward to the next Overwatch 2 Beta test as according to Blizzard, fans of the game will have to wait until June 16 to find out more information, including how to gain access to the beta once again.