'Overwatch' Latest News, Release Date & Update: Play It for Free on Xbox One & PlayStation 4 All Weekend

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Sep 10, 2016 12:09 PM EDT
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One of this year's biggest releases comes in the form of Blizzard Entertainment's "Overwatch," which arrived last May. For those who haven't gotten the chance to experience the multiplayer first-person shooter, now's your chance.

According to Gamespot, Blizzard is hosting a free for all play event for "Overwatch" this weekend. This enables players who have a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One to play the game completely free all weekend, up until Monday, September 12 at 4 p.m. PT. Fans who want to participate in the free for all play event must have at least 9 GB worth of free space on their PlayStation 4, or 15 GB on their Xbox One console.

Forbes reports that gamers who want to play "Overwatch" for free all weekend long need not be a PlayStation Plus subscriber to get a hand at the game, but those who use Xbox One must be an Xbox Live Gold subscriber to play on the Microsoft console. Gamers must note as well that the free for all play event isn't the entire game.

"Overwatch" fans can play the game for free, but it will be limited to most of the features in the full game. Gamers can enjoy every character and map, Quick Play, Custom Games, AI matches, tutorials, and Weekly Brawl. Players can enjoy earning XP, unlocking items and opening loot boxes. There's a catch though, as gamers who play the game for free this weekend won't be able to obtain Achievements and Trophies. Those will be reserved for those who will purchase the full game.

Worry not, however, as everything you achieve in the "Overwatch" free for all weekend will be saved if you purchase the game. In fact, Blizzard is offering some sweet deals for those who actually get hooked on the game during the free run. For one, "Overwatch: Origins" is on sale for $50 at the official website and some retailers. "Overwatch" will also have a $50 price tag at Best Buy beginning tomorrow. Those who are members of the Gamers Club Unlocked will even get an additional $10 off until September 17.

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