The Overwatch 2 PvP beta will go live later today, and those who signed up will start receiving their invites. However, those that didn’t aren’t just stuck watching everyone else try out the new content. Blizzard is giving away additional beta invites to the Overwatch 2 beta that you can earn via the Twitch Drops program.
Taking part in the Twitch Drops program is easy enough. All you have to do is watch streams under the Overwatch category during a specific timeframe. This time frame is between 1 PM ET and 9 PM ET on April 27. Once you’ve watched at least four hours of a stream, your beta invite will be sent. The beta drop is sent through Twitch itself so be sure to keep an eye out for the notification.
Also, don’t forget to link your Battle.net account to Twitch beforehand. This is done by clicking your profile picture at the top right, going to settings, then connections, and finally connecting your Blizzard Battle.net account. If you don’t have this set up, you won’t be able to receive an Overwatch 2 beta invite through Twitch drops.
Not your last chance
Unfortunately, those that do not already own Overwatch won’t be able to redeem their drop. An existing Overwatch license on your Battle.net account is required to redeem it. However, Blizzard has promised that there will be free trials throughout the beta for those who don’t own Overwatch. So don’t worry too much about missing out. From Blizzard’s perspective, the more eyes on Overwatch 2 the better, so it’s unlikely that it plans to gatekeep the beta.
Even if you don’t get an invite, can’t watch streams, and miss the free trials, this isn’t your last chance. Overwatch 2 looks to be some distance away still, and Blizzard plans to run future betas before launch. If you don’t get in this time, then try again for the next beta where more reworks, maps, and new heroes will be available.