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How to play Overwatch for free on Nintendo Switch

Published: 6/Oct/2020 20:25 Updated: 6/Oct/2020 20:29

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch will finally be going free to play – sort of – on the Nintendo Switch for a limited time, and the available dates could be a hint about the game’s Halloween Terror 2020 event.

Overwatch finally made it to Nintendo’s latest system in 2019, and while the port hasn’t seen as big a player base as PC or other consoles, finding a game still doesn’t take long at all.


In an effort to get more people playing on the Switch, and playing Overwatch in general, Blizzard will be making the game free to play for Nintendo Switch Online members from October 13 to 20.

If you’re a Nintendo fan or a regular Switch gamer, chances are you’ll have a subscription to the online service already – but if you’re not, there is a way to play Overwatch for free without paying the $3.99 fee.



Nintendo Switch Online, as we said, does require a paid subscription. However, if you’re not already signed up, you can get a 7-day free trial, which will cover the exact amount of time that Overwatch is free to play.

When the game has gone temporarily free to play on PC or other consoles, it’s been limited to Quick Play and limits players to a certain level cap. However, Nintendo does say in their tweet that we’ll be able to “experience the full version,” so we should be able to hop into Competitive, as well.

How to play Overwatch for free on Nintendo Switch

  1. Go to the Nintendo eShop on your Switch.
  2. Sign up for the 7-day free trial of Switch Online (if you don’t have a subscription already).
  3. Download Overwatch for free (starting Oct 13.) & jump into a game.
  4. Remember to cancel your subscription – if you don’t want to pay – before the 7-day trial is up.
Ashe leads her team on Rialto
Blizzard Entertainment
Grouping up with friends to dominate ranked on Switch has never been easier.

The promotion, interestingly enough, begins almost a year to the day after Overwatch first came out on the Switch – October 15, 2020 – but there could be more with the date than just that coincidence.


It’s currently October, which means we’re all waiting patiently for Halloween Terror to kick off and to take a look at all of the new skins that will come with it.

The 13th would make sense as a start date for the fan-favorite seasonal event, and it’s also a Tuesday, which is one of the days Overwatch devs like to push out updates, too.


FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 1 countdown: OTW release time & players

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:17

by Jacob Hale


With the launch of FIFA 21 seeing millions of football fans across the globe start competing to try and become the best in FIFA Ultimate Team, the first Ones to Watch promo team is fast approaching. Here’s everything we know about it.

Ones to Watch follows players that have transferred to other teams, promising them upgrades for every time they make a new promo such as Team of the Week, Team of the Tournament and more.


As such, OTW cards are highly desirable, and if you get a decent one at the start of the year, you could see a lot of improvements as the season unravels.

So, here’s everything we know about Ones to Watch in FIFA 21, including release dates and times, the players included and more.

Nathan Ake Manchester City FIFA 21
Nathan Ake is a confirmed OTW player after his transfer from Bournemouth to Manchester City.

FIFA 21 Ones to Watch release date & time

We now know that the Ones to Watch is going to be up and running soon, with its first availability on the weekend of launch. Here are the dates for the cards being released:

  • October 9-16: OTW Team 1
  • October 16-21: OTW Team 2
  • October 21 onwards: OTW Teams 1 and 2

It’s worth noting that you will get a Guaranteed OTW Item if you preordered the game before August 14, and the card you receive will be based on which date you open the pack, in correspondence with the dates above.

Most FIFA promos drop at 6pm BST (11am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5am AEDT), so expect packs to be available from that time starting October 9.


Confirmed OTW players

So far, a small selection of players have been confirmed as Ones to Watch cards, though we expect more to be announced over time.

AC Milan FIFA 21
A number of players and clubs are featured in the first OTW team of FIFA 21.

Here are the confirmed players that will feature in the opening weeks of FIFA 21 Ones to Watch:

  • Timo Werner – 85 – RB Leipzig to Chelsea
  • Gareth Bale – 83 – Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur
  • Hakim Ziyech – 85 – Ajax to Chelsea
  • Thiago – 85 – Bayern Munich to Liverpool
  • Martin Odegaard – 83 – Real Madrid
  • Achraf Hakimi – 83 – Real Madrid to Inter Milan
  • Allan – 83 – Napoli to Everton
  • Nathan Ake – 79 – AFC Bournemouth to Manchester City
  • Luis Suarez — 87 — Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
  • Kai Havertz — 85 — Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea

Tonali OTW SBC

As well as these, Sandro Tonali (77 OVR, on loan from Brescia to AC Milan) is the first OTW SBC in FIFA 21.


We’ve written up a guide on the cheapest way to complete the SBC if you’re looking to get Tonali in your squad.

Ones to Watch predictions

On top of the confirmed players above, there are several we expect to see have their OTW cards announced soon.


Here’s who we’re expecting to see included:

  • Leroy Sane – 85 – Manchester City to Bayern Munich
  • Ferran Torres – 81 – Valencia to Manchester City
  • James Rodriguez – 82 – Real Madrid to Everton
  • Blaise Matuidi – 83 – Juventus to Inter Miami
  • Ben Chilwell – 81 – Leicester City to Chelsea
  • Jude Bellingham – 69 – Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund
  • Gabriel – 78 – Lille to Arsenal
  • Victor Osimhen – 79 – Lille to Napoli
  • Willian – 82 – Chelsea to Arsenal
  • Rodrigo – 82 – Valencia to Leeds
  • Donny van de Beek – 83 – Ajax to Manchester United
  • Miralem Pjanic – 85 – Juventus to FC Barcelona
  • Arthur – 84 – FC Barcelona to Juventus
  • Jonathan David – 79 – Gent to Lille
  • Dani Parejo – 85 – Valencia to Villarreal
  • Reiner Jesus – 71 – Loan, Real Madrid to Borussia Dortmund
  • Everton – 81 – Gremio to Benfica

As these are only our predictions, don’t put too much stock into that list, but we would be surprised if at least a few of these players don’t get OTW cards.

In the meantime, you can check out @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter for all the latest news and updates regarding FIFA 21.