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Overwatch 2 Beta Scheduled for June 28 on Xbox, PlayStation and PC

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Blizzard announced a new Overwatch 2 beta period starting on June 28 for Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

Blizzard ramped up the Overwatch 2 hype during Summer Games Fest by announcing a free-to-play model for the sequel and a new hero: Junker Queen.

Junker Queen has long been a rumored addition to the Overwatch franchise with fans clamoring for her addition. It felt like every hero release was predicated with calls for Junker Queen to join the roster. Finally, in Overwatch 2, players will be able to take Junker Queen onto the battlefield. Junker Queen will be a new addition to the tank roster.

Overwatch 2 Beta Scheduled for June 28 on Xbox, PlayStation and PC

The upcoming June 28 beta isn't being marketed as a closed event, like the previous, but there will be sign-ups required to enter. Sign-up information, along with more details about Overwatch 2, will be revealed June 16 during a live stream.

The biggest news though is that Overwatch 2 launches Oct. 4 and will be a free-to-play live service title. The game follows in the steps of titles like League of Legends, Fortnite and many more. Fans hope the change to live service will keep it up to date, balanced and fresh with content as many fans grew tired of changes implemented to its predecessor.

The Overwatch 2 Reveal Event starts June 16 at 1 p.m. ET. Fans can watch the event on the game's YouTube channel.