Overwatch 2 Closed PvP Beta


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Overwatch 2 Closed PvP Beta

For those of you who do not know, Overwatch 2 started a PvP Beta on April 26th that will last till May 17th. This tech beta brings a few new maps and heroes/hero changes to Overwatch as well as some redesigned graphics and audio. The biggest change in Overwatch 2 is the removal of a Tank making the PvP now 5v5 instead of 6v6.

New Hero

Souljourn is a former Overwatch Captin from Canada equipped with a high-powered railgun that charges up as you land your primary fire releasing a high-energy secondary fire. For information about her kit, you can click the button below.
Railgun >> Primary Fire: Rapid fire projectiles that generate energy on impact.
Secondary Fire: High impact shots that consume energy.

Power Slide >> Ground slide that can cancel into a high jump.
Disruptor Shot >> Launch an energy shot that slows and deals damage within it.
Ultimate Overclock >> Railgun energy auto-charges for a short duration and charged shots pierced enemies.

New Hero Reworks

Doomfist has had a huge change in Overwatch 2, going from a DPS character to a Tank. With this comes the removal and combination of a few abilities, new abilities, and a 450 health pool. For more information about his new kit click the button below.
Hand Cannon >> Ammo recovery increased to every 0.4 seconds
Damage reduced from 5 to 6 per pellet

Power Block >> Protect yourself from frontal attacks. Blocking heavy damage empowers rocket punch.
Uppercut >> Removed
Rocket Punch >> Max charged time reduced to one second
Impact damage reduced to 15-30
Wall slam damage reduced to 20-40

Seismic Slam >> Now launches you just like Winstons Leap.
On landing deals damage, and slows enemies

Ultimate Overclock Meteor Strike >> Now adds slow to all enemies hit.
Outer ring damage reduced from 100-15
Activation time was reduced to 0.5 seconds.

One of my favorite reworks of the beta is Orisa's rework. Changing from a static (and boring) shield tank to a more active and brawly tank, Orisa's new kit is super fun to play. From throwing spears into enemies to spinning them off the map Orisa is definitely a new fan favorite. For more information about the kit click the button below.
Augmented Fusion Driver >> Now rapidly fires large projectiles that shrink down over distance.
Uses a heat mechanic instead of ammo/reload.

Energy Javilen >> Launch your javelin at an enemy to stun and knock them back. More effective if an enemy hits a wall.
Fortify >> Now also gains 125 temporary health.
Now also slowed by 20% while active.
Reduces heat generated from firing by 50% while active.

Javelin Spin >> Spin your javelin to destroy projectiles, push enemies, and increase forward speed
Ultimate Terra Surge>> Sweep in enemies and anchor down, gaining the effects of Fortify and charging up a surge of damage. Use primary fire to unleash the surge early.
Removed abilities >> Projector Barrier, Halt!, and Supercharger

Bastion also had a significant rework in the Overwatch 2 PvP beta. His new kit really helps his lack of mobility with a mobile version of his sentry form and a sticky nade that allows you to move around. For more information about his kit click the button below.
Configuration: Recon >> Weapon fire rate reduced by 50%.
Damage falloff range increased to be more accurate at long range.
Weapon spread reduced to 0.

Configuration: Sentry >> Can now move while firing! but at a reduced movement speed.
Weapon has unlimited ammo.
Weapon damage is reduced by 40%.
Reconfigure >> Bastion's transformation between two primary combat modes now has an 8-second duration and a 10-second cooldown.
Self Repair >> Removed.
Tactical Grenade >> Bastion shoots a tactical grenade that denotes after a short delay and knocks back any enemies it strikes.
Grenade bounces off walls, but stick to enemies and floors
Grenades explode shortly after sticking to an enemy or floor.

Ultimate Configuration Artilery>> In Artillery mode, Bastion locks to the ground and releases a powerful long-range artillery strike.
Manually select three different locations to strike anywhere on the map.

Now, this is not all the reworks of characters, but the three main ones in the PvP Beta.

New Mode

A new symmetrical map type that will launch with Overwatch 2, teams battle to take control of a robot that begins in a central location, then push it toward the enemy base. Either team may take control of the robot at any time. The team that pushes the robot furthest onto the enemy side wins the game.

New Maps
In the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta, every map has been changed with brand new lighting and times of day as well as the addition of brand new maps.

Set in Rome Italy, Colosseo is a new map featuring the new game mode push.


From the futuristic streets of New York, Midtown is a hybrid map where you first take the point and then push the payload into the Grand Central station.

New Queens Street
Another push map in the Beta is New Queens Street based in Toronto Canada.

Circut Royal
Our final new map, Circut Royal, is set in Monte Carlo, Monaco being the first new escort map.


How can I join?
While the Offical sign-ups for the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta have since been concluded there is still a way you can get beta access! Starting on May 5th at 3 pm EST if you watch the Overwatch League on youtube live while having your battle net and youtube account connected, you have a chance to get access to the Beta from drops.

How is the Beta?
This question is more for you guys! How do you guys think the Beta is going? What would you change about the Beta? What are you hoping for in the future of Overwatch? Comment down below : )

What's Next?
In the terms of after the Overwatch 2 PvP Beta, we have yet to get information on what the plans are going forward or when the release date of Overwatch 2 will actually be. They did say however that there will be more Betas of Overwatch 2 coming out in the future. PvP, PvE, Open, Closed? We do not know. As of Edgegamers Overwatch, we are planning on hosting some events on Overwatch 2 while we have access to the beta, so keep your eyes out on the event announcement channel for 5v5 Pugs, Minigames, and more!
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