Play Overwatch Free This Weekend On PC/PS4 and Xbox One

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Blizzard is organizing an Overwatch Free Weekend on all platforms, which is running from November 18-21.

Overwatch’s full roster of 13 maps and 23 heroes will be available in several gaming modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the latest Weekly Brawl. Furthermore, players on PC/XO/PS4 will be able to earn loot, level up, and unlock customization options. Progress made during the Overwatch Free Weekend can be kept if one decided to purchase the full game after the free weekend. Players will only need to keep the same account on their platform.

PlayStation 4 owners with a PlayStation Plus membership, Xbox One owners with an Xbox Live Gold membership, and Windows PC users with a account will be able to download and play Overwatch for FREE during this period—no special keys or sign-up codes needed!

The free period will begin on November 18 at 11 a.m. PT (19:00 UTC) and end on November 21 at 4:00 p.m. PT (23:00 UTC) in all gameplay regions. If you'd like to see when the weekend will go live in your region, check out the reference guides below.

The following maps and game modes will be available during this free weekend:

  • Assault: Hanamura, Temple of Anubis, and Volskaya Industries
  • Escort: Dorado, Route 66, and Watchpoint: Gibraltar
  • Assault/Escort Hybrid: Eichenwalde, Hollywood, King's Row, and Numbani
  • Control: Ilios, Lijiang Tower, and Nepal

Game modes include Quick Play, Play vs. AI, Custom Game, and The Arcade. The game’s Quick Play mode supports 12 players in a 6vs6 format, while the Arcade mode features alternate games modes and maps that support players in a 1v1, 3v3, and 6v6 formats. The approximate download size of the free client is 12GB. While available on all platforms, Overwatch doesn’t support cross-platform play.

Overwatch is available now for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Blizzard released its multiplayer FPS back in May of this year.

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