Overwatch 2 Beta Underway

Blizzard announces that the Overwatch 2 beta test is now underway. Word is: "Starting today, June 28, until July 18, players will have the opportunity to join our next phase of beta testing that will feature new tank hero Junker Queen, new hybrid map Rio, and support for players on Xbox and PlayStation consoles." Whether you're participating or not, the Patch Notes may be of interest to those looking forward to the competitive shooter sequel. As for who's playing, there is an explanation of how to get invited, and how to jump the line by paying cash money for the free-to-play game:
We will begin giving access to players who opted in now through July 15. Players who buy the Overwatch 2: Watchpoint Pack on a participating platform will be granted immediate beta access as soon as we kick off the Overwatch 2 Beta, or whenever players pick up the Watchpoint Pack after the Beta begins. Our team has both technical and gameplay-related goals for this beta, so please share your thoughts, feedback, and experiences with us on Overwatch 2 Beta forums! We're enthusiastic about including players in this vital testing phase, and we hope everyone has a great time in-game!