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Overwatch 2 Beta End Date: What Time Does OW2 Testing Finish On PC?

May 16, 2022

The Overwatch 2 beta has been a success for Blizzard, but the first phase of testing will be ending soon on PC.

The good news is that gamers who have been enjoying the first run of action still have a little time to enjoy the latest changes made by the development team.

And it won’t be long before the beta opens up to more players on different platforms in 2022. Here’s what we know about the OW2 Beta end date for PC players in May 2022.

What Time Does The Overwatch 2 Beta End On PC?

Having launched back in April, Blizzard has confirmed that the Overwatch 2 beta end date has been set for Tuesday, May 17, 2022. The testing period has only been open to a select group of PC players, and many fans never managed to gain access to the limited content. The good news is that more OW2 PvP content is coming this year, with a wider scope planned.

And for those wondering, the OW2 beta end time has been set for 7pm BST on May 17, 2022, on PC (Forbes). Servers are expected to stay live up until this time, with more news being shared over the coming days if plans have changed. Blizzard has stated that the final dates could be tweaked if more testing is needed, and fans hope it won’t be long before the next phase begins.

The OW2 development has confirmed that there will be multiple betas conducted throughout the year, and at least one testing phase will include players on console. However, no set dates have been shared regarding when these will begin. Some players are hoping that the next Overwatch 2 beta will start after the Anniversary Remix Part 2 Event has run its course, but that remains pure speculation for now.

These are the current specs needed for participating in future Overwatch 2 Beta tests, as confirmed by Blizzard:

Minimum (targeting 30fps):

  • Operating system: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series, AMD Radeon HD 7000 series
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Storage: 50 GB available hard drive space

Recommended (targeting 60fps on Medium settings):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 5
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD R9 380
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 50 GB available hard drive space
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Gary has worked for over ten years as a Journalist and is the Deputy Global Head of Gaming at GRV Media. He's played video games all his life and is still rubbish at nearly all of them.

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