This week Blizzard Entertainment proudly announces that they will host a “Free Weekend” of free gameplay of a signature game. The game that will be accessible for gamers to play is the popular team-based shooter Overwatch. The “Free Weekend” event is from November 18th through the 21st. Players will be able to try various game modes in Overwatch including Quick Play, Custom Games and more. They’ll have access to all 22 heroes and 13 maps. And if the game is so good that you want to purchase it, Overwatch can save your game progress during the event and you can continue afterward when you buy it.
To enjoy free Overwatch gaming during the “Free Weekend” you’ll need to have either a PlayStation 4, Xbox One or a Windows 10 PC. PlayStation users need a PlayStation Plus membership. Xbox One users need to have an Xbox Live Gold membership. And lastly Windows PC owners only need a Battle.net account and the Battle.net desktop app, if you don’t have one then you can easily register a new account and freely download the app. No need for any special codes, keys or sign-ups.
Before your watch can begin, you’ll first need to install Overwatch on your chosen platform. Every platform is a little different—to install and play on November 18, please follow the instructions below.
FOR WINDOWS PC:
Step 1: Download and install the Battle.net desktop app, if you haven’t already, and launch it. Step 2: Create a FREE Battle.net account, or log in with an existing account. Step 3: Click the “Overwatch” icon, located on the left-hand side of the Battle.net desktop app. Step 4: Select your region from the drop-down menu, then click “Install” to begin the installation process. Step 5: Once installed, click “Play” to begin!
FOR PLAYSTATION 4:
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!
FOR XBOX ONE:
Step 1: Turn on your Xbox One and log in to your Xbox Live account. Step 2: Go to the Xbox One Store, then 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!
The Overwatch Free Weekend client will be available for download on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One from November 18–21.
So if you like shooter style gaming then I highly recommend that you jump on this free gaming session. The “Free Weekend” begins on November 18 at 2PM Eastern Time in USA (11AM Pacific & 7PM GMT United Kingdom). The event ends on November 21st at 7PM Eastern in USA (4PM Pacific & 12PM GMT United Kingdom). If you need to there is a Global Start Times image below.