With the latest Overwatch 2 PvP Beta going live, thousands of console gamers are grasping their pads to see what new features are on offer. It officially launched on June 28th and will run until July 18th – with two Beta code drops up for grabs. Here’s everything you to know on how to play Overwatch 2 Beta on Xbox.
Overwatch 2 is officially alive ‘n kicking and we’re already starting to see some great clips of the new gameplay features from the industry’s top streamers. The new free-to-play game is being mass tested by thousands of keen fans in an attempt to iron out any annoying bugs, server issues, or faults.
Alongside new maps, Overwatch 2 Beta will also feature one of the latest heroes (Junker Queen), new maps, and some interesting tweaks to existing heroes. Better yet, the 5v5 character-based shooter will be fully crossplay compatible this year, meaning Xbox One players can go toe-to-toe with both PlayStation and PC users.
While this is great for the PC vs console banter, some console gamers are struggling to download and launch the client. Fortunately, we’ve got a tonne of experience when it comes to console game launches and are here to tell you exactly how to launch and play Overwatch 2 Beta on Xbox.
So, sit back and get ready, you’ll be playing Overwatch 2 in no time.
Check out our complete how to play Overwatch 2 Beta for all platforms.
How to play Overwatch 2 Beta on Xbox (One, Series X|S)
For those struggling to get the latest Overwatch 2 Beta up and running on their Xbox, don’t worry, the following will be a simple guide on how to play Overwatch 2 Beta on Xbox.
As there are a couple of different ways to play Overwatch 2 Beta on Xbox, we’ll list the most accessible below.
How to play Overwatch 2 Beta on Xbox: via Watchpoint Pack access
For those that opted for the $39.99 Watchpoint Pack, launching the Beta is actually incredibly simple. Start by heading over to the Overwatch Watchpoint Pack section of the Microsoft Store. Select it, then search for the ‘ad-ons’ button – which should allow you to select Overwatch 2 Beta from the available options. Simply install the Beta and run as per normal.
How to play Overwatch 2 Beta on Xbox: via Microsoft Store
Alternatively, if you were lucky enough to receive one of the coveted Overwatch 2 Beta codes, simply jump over to the Microsoft Store and search for Overwatch 2. The Beta should be available to download and you can enter the code when prompted.
When does the Overwatch 2 Beta end?
For those of you who still haven’t managed to get access to the Overwatch 2 Beta just yet, don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to catch up. The official Overwatch 2 Beta will run from June 28th through July 18th.
This gives gamers more than enough time to play the game and report on any potential bugs that may occur.
Overwatch 2 gameplay trailer
For anyone that missed out on the recent gameplay trailer, check it out below to get the battling juices flowing: