Overwatch is free on PC, PS4 and Xbox One this weekend – here’s how

Attention, gamers! You can play Overwatch completely free of charge this weekend – and across all platforms to boot.

In a welcome move, Blizzard has sent Overwatch free on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from November 17 to November 20.

This means you’ll be able to play the full roster of 26 heroes and 16 maps without paying a penny, including trialling all modes – Quick Play, Custom Games and even the Arcade.

“If you haven’t already had the opportunity to suit up and save the world as one of the heroes of Overwatch, now’s your chance,” writes Blizzard.

Blizzard has confirmed that you’ll have the ability to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customisation options. Better still, if you decide to purchase Overwatch after trying it out, you’ll get to keep any progress that you made during the weekend – assuming you use the same Blizzard, Sony Entertainment or Xbox Live account.

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How to play Overwatch for free this weekend

The free period begins at November 17 at 11:00 PT (19:00 GMT) and ends on November 20 at 23:59 PT (07:59 next day). The Europe rollout has already begun, so you should be able to play it right now.

First off, you’ll need to install Overwatch on your chosen platform. Follow these steps to play:

FOR WINDOWS PC:

Step 1: Download and install the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app, if you haven’t already, and launch it.
Step 2: Create a FREE Blizzard account, or log in with an existing account.
Step 3: Click the “Overwatch” icon, located on the left-hand side of the Blizzard 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!

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