Did you miss the Overwatch beta, or are you still wondering if it’s worth buying Blizzard’s multiplayer first-person shooter? You are in luck, because you will be able to test it for free in September.
In an attempt to gain new players, or help those who didn’t have the chance to try Overwatch, Blizzard announced that they will hold a free weekend allowing everyone to try the game they released on May 24, 2016.
While PlayStation 4 owners don’t need a PS Plus subscription to play Overwatch during the free weekend, Xbox One players will need an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Blizzard also announced that while playing the video game on the two platforms, trophies and achievements will be disabled, as well as the Competitive Play.
On the other hand, if you wish to try the game for free you will have access to all heroes, and you can test almost every game mode, including Quick Play, Weekly Brawl or Custom Games.
All progress during the Overwatch free weekend, such as Loot Boxes acquired and leveling up, will be recorded and transferred if you decide to buy the game.
The free weekend starts Friday, September 9, 2016 (11:00am PDT), and it will end Monday, September 12, 2016 (4:00 p.m. PDT).
Here is how to install the game on both platforms.
PlayStation 4 Installation Steps
Step 1: Turn on your PlayStation 4 and log in to your preferred local user.
Step 2: Go to PlayStation Store and select “Search” from the top menu.
Step 3: In the search field, type in “Overwatch”
Step 4: Select “Overwatch Free Weekend” from the search results and then click “Download.”
Step 5: Once the download and installation process is complete, click “Start” to begin!
Xbox One Installation Steps
Step 1: Turn on your Xbox One and log in to your Xbox Live account.
Step 2: Go to the Xbox One Store, select “Search.”
Step 3: In the search field, type in “Overwatch.”
Step 4: Select “Overwatch: Origins Edition” from the search results and then click “Free Trial.”
Step 5: Once the download and installation process is complete, click “Launch” to begin!
Amazon offers small discounts on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Overwatch versions.
After its release, Overwatch was very well received by critics from all around the world. On IGN, Blizzard’s game scored 9.4/10, on GameSpot 9/10, and on Game Informer 10/10.
So, if you have been waiting to play Overwatch for free, this is your chance, even if it’s for a limited time only. Hopefully, the free weekend will help you decide if you should spend your money on this game.