It can be tough being a console player in the Overwatch community. It feels as though all the cool additions come to consoles last, and the PC players get most of the say in balancing. Consoles players had to wait for the original game for quite some time, but now it looks like the tides are turning. On June 14, Overwatch announced that Overwatch 2 beta will be available for the Xbox. It’s important to know that Overwatch 2 will not be an Xbox exclusive.
Console players rejoice, because they can finally rest easy knowing that Overwatch will be for Xbox alongside PC players. This also means that Overwatch 2 wont be Xbox Exclusive. Xbox players can get Overwatch 2 beta access on June 28, and need to sign up for access on June 16.
#Overwatch2 Beta begins June 28
🎮 PC & Console
👑 Junker Queen & a New Map
✋ Sign-Ups & more details coming June 16 pic.twitter.com/XPJOhfeVjE
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) June 14, 2022
The Overwatch 2 beta coming to consoles is a pretty monumental deal for console players. Previously players on the PS5 and XBOX had to wait for their turn to get the unique additions to Overwatch. Console players couldn’t gain access to the first initial Overwatch 2 beta week, but now they will have a chance to play at the same time.
The Overwatch 2 beta begins June 28, but players need to sign up on June 16 to secure their spot. With the beta only a few weeks away, it will be an exciting time for Overwatch 2 fans. The development team appears to be much more vocal about changes they are aiming to make, even mentioning they are looking to adjust some supports to make the role feel new for players. Between now and June 28, players should be on the look out for more communications leading up to the beta.
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