How to play Overwatch for free during the 2019 Anniversary event - Dexerto

How to play Overwatch for free during the 2019 Anniversary event

Published: 20/May/2019 22:53 Updated: 20/May/2019 22:57

by Bill Cooney


To celebrate Overwatch’s third Anniversary event, the game will be free to play for a limited time starting with the beginning of the event on May 21.

Overwatch has gone free-to-play for limited times before, most recently just after Ashe and B.O.B. were released to the main game from the PTR in November of 2018.

Now, people who want to try out Overwatch without spending money (apparently they still exist in 2019?) can do so for free beginning with the start of the 2019 Anniversary event.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe free week will give you another chance to finally convince that one friend to “just try Overwatch”.

Free to play, but for how long?

Overwatch will be free to play for one week from May 21 to May 28, all players will have to do is download the game through the launcher on PC, or download the game from the store on PS4 and Xbox One.

If players do decide to buy Overwatch after the free week, they’ll be able to take their progress along with them as long as they use the same account.

During the Free Trial, players will have access to Overwatch’s full roster of heroes, maps, and a selection of features including Quick Play, Custom Games, the Arcade, and Loot Boxes.

Ranked play, which unlocks at level 25 for new accounts, isn’t available for free players, so if you want to climb the ladder, you’ll have to buy the game.

Overwatch usually goes on sale after the free week promotion, but right now we don’t know whether that will be the case this time around, or how much of a discount there will be.

What do we know about the Overwatch Anniversary event?

So far, fantastic new Legendary skins for D.Va and Winston have been revealed, which leaves four Legendaries and three Epic skins still to go.

In addition to the new skins, Ashe, Hammond and Baptiste, who were all released in the last year, will be getting their own unique dance emotes.

Overwatch’s 2019 Anniversary event begins on May 21, which doesn’t leave a lot of time for Blizzard to reveal new skins, so some may be a surprise come the start of the event.

As always, players should hold off on earning their three free arcade loot boxes until the event begins, to maximize the amount of new loot they can get.


Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton


An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

Overwatch gameplay
Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4