How to Set Up YouTube Drops for Overwatch 2 Beta Keys and Overwatch League Tokens

If you missed guaranteed access to Monitor 2 beta via Twitch Drops last week, all is not lost. You have another chance to succeed.

The Overwatch League returns this week and will give away 1,500 beta keys every hour during streams. This means that another 31,500 people can access the Monitor 2 PVP.


Here’s how to prepare in advance and increase your chances of accessing this first beta.

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First, there are a few rules, given that this is a draw. You can read them in full here, but to be eligible you must be 18 or older. You will also need to be in the US, UK, France, South Korea or Canada (people from Quebec are unfortunately not eligible).

Remember that the beta version is only for PC. There will be other betas that will include console players.

It’s worth checking if your PC will be able to run the Monitor 2 beta. You can find the minimum and recommended system specifications here:


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If you don’t already have one, you will need a account. A license for the original Surveillance game is required to play the Monitor 2 beta. However, Blizzard says those who don’t already have one will have access to a trial version of Surveillance for the duration of the beta.

Next, you will need to connect your account to your YouTube account. You can do this by selecting the option on the Connected Apps page of YouTube Settings.


I would recommend doing all of this before the OWL Opening Weekend matches start at 3pm ET on Thursday, May 5 to give you more opportunities to get into the beta. You can also connect your accounts while a broadcast is in progress by clicking or tapping the Rewards icon under the YouTube OWL stream.

Alright, once you’ve connected your accounts, you should be all set. Now you just have to watch the pros play Monitor 2 for the first time in the Overwatch League. There are far worse things you could do.


You can watch live streams on the official English, French, or Korean Overwatch League channels. There are 21 entry periods (one per hour) during the OWL opening weekend, each of which will have 1,500 Monitor 2 beta codes offered. You must watch an hour of broadcast to receive an entry, and you will not be eligible until the end of the hour you watched – entries will not carry over.

Entry times are between these times:

  • 3:00 p.m. ET to 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 5
  • 3 p.m. ET to 8 p.m. ET on Friday, May 6
  • 3 p.m. ET to 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 7
  • 3 p.m. ET to 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 9

If you arrive at Monitor 2 beta, you will receive access around May 9th. That means you’ll be able to play the first beta for about a week, as it’s scheduled to end on May 17. Again, there will be more beta testing later.


But wait a second. You can actually enter the draw without watching Overwatch League live streams at all. Send an email to [email protected] with the subject “OWL Beta Sweepstakes Entry”. You will need to include your first and last name, date of birth, jurisdiction of residence, and your username/battletag. You will get one entry into the raffle via this method.

That said, there’s another reason to connect your account to YouTube and watch Overwatch League live streams. You will also get OWL tokens. You can use them to buy OWL team skins and other skins throughout the year.

You will typically earn five tokens per hour of OWL live streaming throughout the season. You can earn Double Tokens in these weekend openers (times are approximate):

  • Los Angeles Gladiators vs. New York Excelsior (3 p.m. ET, May 5)
  • Vancouver Titans vs. Boston Uprising (4:30 p.m. ET, May 6)
  • Washington Justice vs. Toronto Defiant (3 p.m. ET, May 7)
  • Florida Mayhem vs. Paris Eternal (4:30 p.m. ET, May 8)


Do you have any other questions about the beta or anything I’ve mentioned here? hit me up on twitter. I’m more than happy to help out any way I can.

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