How to Get Into Blizzard's Overwatch Beta

Want to get in on Blizzard's Overwatch Beta? Check here to find out how!

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Blizzard dropped a bombshell on us last Friday, announcing their first all new IP in 17 years, Overwatch. Overwatch is a first-person objective-based shooter. With this announcement comes the question, "how do I get in to the Beta Test?"


This is the only way to put your name in the prospective Beta Tester pool at the moment!

To opt-in: log into your account and visit the Overwatch page. Both at the top and at the bottom of the Overwatch page is a Beta Sign Up button, click that and confirm you want to sign up for the Beta on the following page.

This will let Blizzard know that you are interested in playing the Overwatch Beta. If you follow the steps properly it will take you to the Beta Profile Settings page of your account details and Future Beta will be selected. For visual representation take a look at the images below.

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Games Overwatch Genres ActioneSportsShooter Platforms PC
Published Oct. 29th 2015
  • cezar_8443
  • Jody_4655
    Retarded! I have applied to every beta since the beginning of the opt-in and have not been given access to a single one. They only give you a key if you can advertise for them (ie: stream). I get the reasoning behind this, but why not let people with normal setups join too? They only want the advertisement, not feedback. Sure, they get feedback from the streamers, but most streamers have setups built for intense gaming, which won't be the majority of players.
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    Everything you have just said is inaccurate. I just got a key when they brought the beta back up recently, and I've been signed up since the first minute the website was live. It's random.
  • Foonus
    Applied over a year ago when it was announced in 2014, still no access after owning every blizzard game released in the past 12 years. Now they offer pre-purchase for the game and EVEN THERE, they give no BETA ACCESS. Guess you needed to be a sellout streamer and advertising for them in order to get beta access.
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    no, it's not about being a "sell out" they gave access to people that are well known streamers. They'll continue adding more people I assume, but there doesn't seem to be any schedule announced on that yet.
  • oscar_3104
    it says that I'm signed up when I press on beta does that mean that I have beta access???
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    I don't know anymore about the selection process than anyone else. If you're signed up, that is as much as you can do. Whether you actually get access still resides with Blizzard alone.
  • zack_1145
    wait i signed up so.. now what? how do i actually play? im a kid bty
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    now you wait, as far as I know it's not even in alpha yet
  • Glaze_2835
    If you sing up for the beta on the Overwatch website, will you still get into the beta? I signed up there instead of, but I'm wondering if it still is an official beta sign-up on their website.
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    it's the same process, you're just logging in in a different order.

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