Sample Overwatch for free during its weekend event on Xbox One

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Between September 9th and 12th, Blizzard will be holding a weekend event offering Overwatch free to download and play for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users. In the limited timeframe, players will get access to everything from Custom Games, every character and map found in the game, tutorials, Quick Play, AI matches, Practice Range and lastly the Weekly Brawl.

Sadly, the Competitive Play option will not be available during this free event, nor will any unlockables. trophies or other achievements, rendering all the progress made during this free trial event, such as loot boxes you obtain, levels you complete, sprays, skins, voice lines, and any unlockables from the Hero Gallery, won’t be saved. You will be able to save them, though, if you decide to buy the game. Only then you will be allowed to continue the journey exactly from where you left off.

If you’re using a PlayStation 4, note that you will not need a PlayStation Plus subscription in order to play the game next weekend. You just have to search for “Overwatch” in the PS Store, choose “Overwatch Free Weekend”, and download the title, a download that will take up 9GB of space. Xbox One players are slightly disadvantaged here since they will have to be Xbox Live Gold members in order to be able to download this game for free, not to mention the game will take up 15GB.

Overwatch was named the best-selling video game in June 2016, just a few of months after its release. Of course, if you don’t want to wait until the free weekend, you can always buy the title for yourself right now.

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