Now that the Overwatch 2 beta has kicked off and players are jumping in, everyone wants to know how they can actually download the beta client. So, how do you launch and play the Overwatch 2 beta on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC?
Well, with the beta launching on consoles as well as PC this time, there is a multitude of ways to actually download the client, although not all of them are obvious. This is especially true for PS5 and PS4 players, as the PlayStation Store storefront isn’t exactly easy to understand.
So, now that you have access, find out how to launch and play the Overwatch 2 beta on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC below, by reading through the article. Below, you can find clear instructions on what to do on both PlayStation, Xbox, and PC!
How to launch and play the Overwatch 2 beta on PC
On PC, launching and playing the Overwatch 2 beta is rather easy if you bough the Watchpoint Pack. All you need to do is choose Overwatch on Battle.net and change the version of the game to Overwatch 2 beta.
The button for this is above the play button. If it hasn’t appeared yet and you have access, just refresh Battle.net until it does.
If you have a beta code, you can also enter that to gain access to the Overwatch 2 beta.
How to launch and play the Overwatch 2 beta on PS5 and PS4
On PS5 and PS4, you can launch and play the Overwatch 2 beta by heading to the store page for the Overwatch Watchpoint Pack and choosing the version of the game called Overwatch 2 beta. This is if you have purchased the Watchpoint Pack.
This will cause the page to switch to the Overwatch 2 beta to show up. You can also download it straight from the PlayStation Store here in the US and UK on PS5 and here in the US and UK on PS4. Once added to your library, it will be in your collection on your console.
If you have a beta code you can also install it by entering that code into the PlayStation Store.
HOW TO LAUNCH AND PLAY THE OVERWATCH 2 BETA on Xbox
If you are on Xbox, you can download the game by heading to the Overwatch Watchpoint Pack section of the Microsoft Store. Then, choose ‘ad-ons’ and you should see the Overwatch 2 beta there to install.
This will allow you to then install it onto your Xbox console and begin playing! If you have a beta code, you can also enter that onto the Microsoft Store and download it that way.
So, now you know how to launch and play the Overwatch 2 beta on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One, why not check out who you should play with our Overwatch 2 tier list. And, if you are hopping in, check out the latest Overwatch 2 patch notes.