'Overwatch' Latest News & Update: Here's How to Play Full 'Overwatch' for Free Next Weekend

By Regin Olimberio , Updated Nov 10, 2016 07:28 PM EST
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One week to go before "Overwatch" treat for three days as Blizzard announced free weekend for this first-person shooter. So players get ready and unleash full force on Nov 18 through 21st for "Overwatch" mayhem.

Its is not a taste test for Blizzard but a full access to one of the highly-acclaimed shooter "Overwatch." In fact, anyone who will play next weekend will get the chance to get through all modes, Custom Games, Quick Play or Weekly Brawl. Even those who intend to take a peek at all maps can do so because 13 maps is accessible.

GameSpot reported that even the full roster is available - yes, all 22 heroes in the list. Oh, minus the newest character Sombra. But then, almost two dozens of characters isn't bad, right? There will be al lot to do in "Overwatch" free weekend given this roster because they have different traits and gameplay.

The surprises are not over yet because Blizzard confirmed that "Overwatch" items are unlockables and so are the loot boxes - a total free access. And of course, Blizzard has one request that if along the way first-time player fell in love with "Overwatch" they can continue to play upon purchase after the weekend. This can be done through PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and Battle.net.

So here are the prerequisites before playing "Overwatch" free weekend, first is 12 GB of space needed for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold client. Remember that game progress is carried over if purchase is to be done later. The only thing that will go missing are Trophies and Achievements because they are to be disabled during "Overwatch" free weekend.

For those "Overwatch" wannabes on PlayStation 4, free weekend can be downloaded through PlayStation Store, as PlayOverwatch instructed. Just look for "Overwatch Free Weekend" in Search box on the top menu and download. While for Xbox One, the player has to log in to Live account and search for "Overwatch: Origins Edition" then "Free Trial" in Xbox One Store.

Now for PC, players need to download Battle.net app first then create a free account. There will be "Overwatch" icon on the left portion of Battle.net app which will download and install after selecting a region from the drop-down menu.

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