Overwatch is Free to Play This Weekend - Dexerto

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.