I was a bit late to the Overwatch party, finally buying the game back in mid-July, but I’ll be the first to admit that the game has really worked its way into my regular rotation. If you’ve been on the fence, or are just looking for a chance to try the game yourself, you can take part in another Overwatch free weekend next week from November 18th through the 21st.
I’ve never really been one for online multiplayer-only games, but Blizzard has created a great mix of an online shooter plus an interesting backstory along with a diverse cast of characters with a mix of abilities. Nearly everyone should be able to find a character or two that fits their play style, and that can often lead into trying out other characters until you’re completely hooked.
Players will be able to play for free on all platforms where the game is currently available. PC gamers will need a (free) Battle.net account in order to get started. Xbox One will require a Gold membership while PlayStation 4 gamers will need to be subscribed to PlayStation Plus. Otherwise, you’ll just be able to download and play starting on November 18th.
You won’t be getting a crippled or pared down version of the game either. Blizzard has confirmed that all 22 playable characters, all 13 maps, and all currently available gameplay modes will be in rotation for free users to try. Hearing that 22 players will be available is unfortunately a sign that Sombra will probably not be publicly available by next week. Even so, there are still plenty of characters for you to try in order to see what the game is all about. [UPDATE] The 11/15/2016 update brought Sombra into the fold. Free play should include everyone’s new favorite hacker.
Players that take advantage of the free weekend will be able to keep any stats that they accrue during free play if the choose to purchase the game afterwards. They’ll only need to be sure and purchase the game using the same Xbox, PlayStation, or Battle.net account that they used for the free weekend.
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Last Updated on November 15, 2016.