Overwatch 2's Closed Beta system requirements have been revealed
Overwatch 2 will be easy to run on modern gaming PCs
Published: 14th March 2022 | Source: @OverwatchNaeri |
Is your PC ready for Overwatch 2? Probably...
Overwatch 2's PvP beta is coming soon, and Blizzard has released a set of PC system requirements for the game to ensure that their testers will run the game on powerful enough hardware. Right now, PC gamers can still apply to join Overwatch 2's pre-release betas, though it is worth remembering that your application will not guarantee that you will be chosen to take part.
Overwatch 2's upcoming Closed PVP beta will not be showcasing the game's planned PvE mode, offering only the game's standard 5 vs 5 game structure. On PC, Overwatch 2's system requirements are notably higher than its predecessors, but the good news is that PC gamers with relatively modern systems should have no issues running Overwatch 2's beta versions.
There are two main types of PC gamer/builder, those who have the urge to upgrade to the latest and greatest hardware at any opportunity, and those who will only upgrade their systems when their PCs are no longer good enough to run the latest games. In the case of Overwatch 2, we don't expect the game to be forcing many hardware upgrades. With an Nvidia GTX 1060 and an AMD R9 380 being the game's recommended graphics cards, there is little reason for most PC games to upgrade their systems for Overwatch 2.
As detailed by @OverwatchNaeri on Twitter, here are Overwatch 2's beta PC system requirements. With Overwatch 2 supporting Windows 7, 8, and 10, we expect the game o run using Microsoft's DirectX 11 API.
Overwatch 2 (Beta) minimum PC requirements:
OS: Windows 7/8/10
CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 600 series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series
Memory: 6GB RAM
Overwatch 2 (Beta) recommended PC requirements:
OS: Windows 10
CPU: Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 5
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD R9 380
Memory: 8GB RAM