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Overwatch 2 Won't Be Getting a Third Beta

New Overwatch 2 character Junker Queen.
New Overwatch 2 character Junker Queen. / Image courtesy of Blizzard

Blizzard have announced that Overwatch 2 will not be getting a third beta ahead of its release in October.

Players hoping to get in on another beta for Overwatch 2 might be left disappointed, after Blizzard vice president Jon Spector announced that they would not be organizing anymore public betas.

In a Tweet, Spector said, "Today marks just 2 months until Overwatch 2's launch! We know players are eager to dive in and have seen questions about the possibility of a third public Beta."

"While we will continue testing OW2 daily internally, we're not planning any additional public Beta tests."

The news might be a mixed bag for some. Overwatch 2 is planning on replacing the original Overwatch in its entirety as well as transitioning to a free-to-play model. With the amount of changes this move inevitably brings, some in the community feel that without an additional beta the launch could be somewhat jarring.

That said, Blizzard's decision to not host an additonal beta might indicate that they're happy with where the game is at. "With all the valuable feedback we received from our alpha and 2 public beta tests, we will be focusing our efforts on launching the best game possible on Oct. 4," Spector finished.

Overwatch 2 is set to launch as a free-to-play title on Oct. 4, 2022. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC.