When you’re one of many 15 individuals who nonetheless hasn’t performed Overwatch but, the parents at Blizzard are making it simpler than ever with a free weekend throughout all platforms.
Blizzard right now introduced the Overwatch Free Weekend event, which runs from Feb. 16-19 throughout the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. When you’ve by no means performed the sport earlier than, or just wish to give it one other trial run, you can obtain all the recreation in your platform of selection and dive into some matches throughout 4 days, by way of the weekend.
With President’s Day developing Feb. 20, this was fairly nice timing on Blizzard’s half. When you’re planning on lounging round the home for the vacation, it actually could not damage to obtain Overwatch and see what all the newest heroes, maps and modes have to supply.
As acknowledged within the announcement, all 26 of the video games’ heroes and 17 maps might be obtainable to play throughout a wide range of modes, together with fast play, customized video games and arcade mode. To ensure that this to work, Blizzard is permitting everybody to obtain all the recreation. Whereas enjoying, you will earn expertise, stage up, unlock customization gadgets and pop open loot containers alongside the best way.
The true hook is that, in the event you resolve to purchase the sport after the trial run, you can maintain enjoying proper the place you left off. Increasingly publishers are utilizing these ways today, and we’re all for it. Even gamers who tried out a free check run up to now will be capable to choose proper again up the place they left off final time, as you are making a legit save file for the sport. So, in the event you play some this weekend and like what you see, however possibly do not wish to purchase the sport simply but, your whole progress might be ready for you if you lastly make the leap. The one caveat is that you will have to make use of the identical Blizzard, Xbox Stay or Sony Leisure account to maintain on rolling; so you’ll be able to’t play the free weekend on the PlayStation four after which hope to proceed your progress in a while the Xbox One model of the sport.
As famous above, this is not the primary free weekend for Overwatch and we actually do not count on it is going to be the final. Blizzard and Activision are being very aggressive with advertising and marketing although the sport is a few years outdated at this level, however the neighborhood has solely continued to develop. Spurred on by common updates and the lately launched Overwatch League, we determine they will most likely earn fairly a couple of new gamers as soon as the vacation weekend wraps up.
Once more, it is free. When you’re even slightly bit curious, giving Overwatch a do this weekend actually cannot damage.