This pre-release version of Overwatch 2 offers players a taste of what's to come: a new era

the shift to a 5v5 format, the brand new Push game mode

extensive changes and reworks for heroes such as Orisa and Doomfist

the introduction of the new hero Sojourn, and a graphical makeover that improves upon the visuals

Before you jump into the Overwatch 2 beta, though, it's important to make sure that your PC has the hardware necessary in order to actually run it

Here's what Blizzard lists as the minimum required specs for the Overwatch 2 beta:

OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack) CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series, AMD Radeon HD 7000 series Memory: 6 GB RAM Storage: 50 GB available hard drive space

Here's what Blizzard lists as the recommended specs for the Overwatch 2 beta:

OS: Windows 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack) CPU: Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 5

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD R9 380 Memory: 8 GB RAM Storage: 50 GB available hard drive space