Overwatch Will Be Free This Weekend

Overwatch Will Be Free This Weekend

Since its debut in 2016, Blizzard's popular shooter Overwatch has built up a large community thanks to its fast-paced gameplay and roster of characters, with a new opportunity opening up for players to try out the game for the first time.

Microsoft is on course to pass the 35 million-mark for sales of its Xbox One console, according to analyst firm Niko Partners, but its latest Xbox One X high-definition iteration of the Xbox is outselling Sony's Playstation 4 Pro - at least in the US. As always, you can transfer any progress you make over to the full game, providing you simply use the same account you played the trial on.

If you haven't played Overwatch, I would at this point hope you are at least aware of it. On PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the trial version of Overwatch can be found in each of the platforms' respective stores. Overwatch typically costs $40, but Blizzard will have a free weekend event starting on Friday, which will last through Monday (February 16-19). In addition, players can take part in all game modes including Quick Play, Custom Games and Arcade. In a rather smart play by Blizzard, "newbs" to the Overwatch community will be able to carryover their accumulated loot boxes and customizable items if they purchase the full game. Learn more about the free weekend, here. - Let us know in the comments!

Actually, that's not strictly true; given Overwatch's very-definitely-online-multiplayer status, PS4 owners will need a PlayStation Plus subscription in order to play, while Xbox One owners will need to be signed up to Xbox Live Gold.

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