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You can play Overwatch for free next weekend

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Blizzard has announced that its popular online shooter Overwatch will be free-to-play next weekend for PS4 and Xbox One.

The generous free trial will take place between September 9-12, giving newcomers free reign over the entire game with no restrictions.

You will have access to all 22 heroes, 13 maps and 4 game modes throughout the weekend, and all your progress will carry over to the full game.

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Those hoping to take part in the trial on Xbox One will require an active Xbox Live Gold Membership, while PS4 players will not need PlayStation Plus.

The free weekend will begin at approximately 7PM BST on Friday, September 9.

You can check out more detailed steps on how to access it on both platforms below:

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 Free Weekend" from the search results and then click "Free Trial."

Step 5: Once the download and installation process is complete, click "Launch" to begin!

Overwatch is a fantastic multiplayer shooter, earning an impressive 9/10 in our review earlier this year.

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It’s well worth checking out, and as Tracer would say, the world could always use more heroes!

Source: Blizzard

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