Overwatch saw its highest ever viewership record on Twitch to coincide with Overwatch 2 beta launch Wednesday.
Players hoping to participate in the Overwatch 2 beta can sign up for a chance to test or gain access to the title through Twitch rewards. By watching any streamers partnering with Blizzard for a specified period of time, players who have linked their Twitch accounts to their Battle.net accounts will receive an early test slot of the game.
The promotion drew significant interest, breaking the record for Overwatch viewership on Twitch. “Together, we hit over 1.5 million concurrent views, the highest ever day of Overwatch on Twitch,” Blizzard tweeted. Testing will begin May 17, the Overwatch 2 beta will only be available for PC, but Blizzard says it plans to bring console players into the test in the future.
If you don’t know, Overwatch 2 is a shooting game that includes a lot of Blizzard’s exclusive Heroes and is the sequel to Overwatch. Developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch 2 intends to feature a shared environment for Overwatch 2’s player modes with Overwatch 1 players regrouping, while also introducing cooperative multiplayer modes. play with the environment. One big change to address the metagame stagnation in Overwatch is to reduce the team size from six to five slots and rework the functionality of the Tank class characters.
With gameplay mechanics that allow players to be divided into two teams and choose from over 30 heroic characters available as of 2022. Characters are divided into damage, support, tanker, and high damage DPS classes. . Each character has a different set of skills with a combination of active and passive abilities as well as special ultimate powers that can be used once fully charged.
The beta includes access to Overwatch 2’s 5v5 PvP mode, new Rush Mode, Ping System, 4 Remastered Heroes (Orisa, Doomfist, Bastion, Sombra), plus a new Hero (Sojourn), all both maps in Overwatch 1 and four new maps (Circuit Royal, Midtown, Toronto and Rome). Overwatch 2 beta will be available to players in North America, Europe, Latin America/Brazil, Korea, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. Blizzard said in November that both Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 have been delayed until at least 2023.