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Overwatch is Free to Play This Weekend

Published: 24/Aug/2018 20:19 Updated: 24/Aug/2018 20:23

by Vincent Genova


Blizzard has announced that Overwatch will be completely free to play from August 23 to 27.

The offer applies to every platform, including consoles and PC.


Overwatch will be free in every region on console, but will require an Xbox Live or Playstation Plus membership to play.

PC users can play without needing any additional membership, however the Overwatch free weekend will only be available in the Americas, Europe and Asian Blizzard gameplay regions. The promotion will not be available in Korea, even though it is part of the Asian region.


The free weekend will include the full experience of Overwatch, with every map and mode available in Quick Play, Arcade, Custom Games and Play vs AI.

The Competitive playlist, which contains the same content as Quick Play but includes a ranking system, will not be available to free weekend users. The Comp playlist is only available in the standard game after hours of gameplay and requires a level 25 account to play.

If you decide to purchase the game, all progress made during the free weekend will carry over.


Stats, progression and all skins and loot earned will stay with your account, provided you purchase the game on the same account you played the trial on. For example, progress will not transfer between Xbox and PS4, or PC and console.

The Overwatch free weekend is available now and will run until August 27 at 11:59 PM PDT.


Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.


Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.


The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.