As we move forward toward the first OW2 beta and beyond, we’re going to post a consolidated list of FAQ that will be updated as we get new information. Please reference the list below for the most frequently asked questions about the first beta.
##[Official Blizzard FAQ](https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/beta/)
###How are Closed Beta participants selected?
Beta testers are chosen based on a variety of factors, including (but not limited to) your Battle.net region, when you signed up, and your computer hardware specifications. We are also inviting select journalists and community contributors from around the world.
###Do I need to own a copy of Overwatch 1 to access the Closed Beta?
Yes, you will need to own a Copy of Overwatch 1 to access the 1st Closed Beta.
###I’m a console player, will I be able to play in the 1st Closed Beta?
Our first Closed Beta will be available on PC only, but we do have plans to include console players in future Betas!
###How will I know if I’m selected to participate in the Closed Beta?
If you are selected to participate in the Closed Beta, you will receive an invite via email. Invites will always be sent to the email address associated with your Battle.net account.
###How many players do you plan to invite to the Closed Beta?
The number of players we invite is based on our testing needs. We also want to make sure the game’s matchmaking system remains in a relatively healthy place throughout this phase of testing. If we determine we need more players to test new features or keep matches running smoothly, we’ll add players to the Closed Beta from our opt-in pool.
##Other Frequently Asked Questions
###When will I receive my beta invite (assuming I am chosen to participate)?
~~Unknown. Based on past betas, it is expected within 24-48 hours from the beginning of the beta period.~~
Blizzard CMs have confirmed that invites will be dispersed on April 26th.
###What new OW2 content will be in the first beta?
New content will include the [following](https://images.blz-contentstack.com/v3/assets/blt9c12f249ac15c7ec/blt0a650e44b884a0ab/6235168eda5a7125ed751bbd/Overview_Asset_April_26.png):
* New Hero: Sojourn
* Hero Reworks for Sombra, Orisa, Bastion, and Doomfist
* 4 new maps including a new gamemode (Push)
* Ping System
###How will I be able to view content if I don’t get in the first beta?
Users currently in the beta [will be able to post their impressions and footage from the beta](https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/1517158919948361728).
Additionally, the upcoming season of the [Overwatch League](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab_RC0q5Yts) and [Overwatch Contenders](https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/here-s-what-s-in-store-for-path-to-pro-in-2022) will take place on an early OW2 build.
[Overwatch 2 Beta Page](https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/beta/)
[Overwatch League Community Update #1](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qUJy3vSgS0)
[Overwatch League Community Update #2](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab_RC0q5Yts)