For the small percentage of players, such as myself who have not played the multiplayer phenom known as Overwatch, now is your chance.
During the weekend of September 9-12 you will be able to download Overwatch on your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One system absolutely free. That’s right, no sign up code required, no tricks or gimmicks. You will be able to download the game straight from the online store of the console of your choosing.
If that is not cool enough, get a load of this – During the free weekend Overwatch’s full roster of 22 heroes and every single map will be available to players along with game modes such as, Quick Play, Custom Games, and Weekly Brawl.
I must say, I am thoroughly impressed and will definitely be giving Overwatch a try now. Time to see what all the hype is about. Wonder if I’ll actually get hooked.
The free weekend officially kicks off on September 9th at 11am Pacific and ends on September 12th at 4pm P.D.T.
Let us know if you plan on trying out Overwatch on your PS4 or Xbox One. And as always stay tuned for more of the latest and greatest gaming news right here at TiCGN.
Overwatch Free Weekend FAQ
Q. What game content will be available during the Free Weekend?
A. During the Free Weekend, players will have access to Overwatch’s full roster of heroes, maps, and a selection of features—including Quick Play, Custom Games, Loot Boxes, and Weekly Brawl. However, Competitive Play will not be available during the Free Weekend.
Q. How many heroes are available in Overwatch?
A. There are 22 heroes available to play in Overwatch! To learn more about these heroes, click here.
Q. How many maps are available in Overwatch?
A. There are four different game modes and 13 different maps available in Overwatch!
- Assault: Hanamura, Temple of Anubis, and Volskaya Industries
- Escort: Dorado, Route 66, and Watchpoint: Gibraltar
- Assault/Escort Hybrid: Eichenwalde, Hollywood, King’s Row, and Numbani
- Control: Ilios, Lijiang Tower, and Nepal
Q. How many players does each mode support?
A. All game modes and maps support 12 players in a 6v6 format.
Q. What different play modes are available in Overwatch during the Free Weekend?
A. There are a variety of ways to play Overwatch!
- Quick Play: Jump into a game against other players of similar skill.
- Play vs. AI: Hone your skills against a team of AI-controlled heroes.
- Custom Game: Customize the rules and play a game with your friends or AI.
- Weekly Brawl: Change things up with brawls featuring different rules sets and restrictions.
Players can also learn the ropes in a series of training modes: Tutorial, Practice Range, and Practice vs. AI.
Q. What’s the approximate download size of the Free Weekend client?
A. For PlayStation 4, the approximate download size is 15GB.
Q. Do I need PlayStation Plus to participate in the Free Weekend?
A. PlayStation Plus is not required during the Free Weekend. However, PlayStation Plus will be required to play the full PlayStation 4 version of Overwatch: Origins Edition if you decide to purchase it after the Free Weekend ends.
Q. What languages are supported in the Free Weekend?
A. The Free Weekend supports 13 languages: English, French, German, Castilian Spanish, Polish, Italian, Russian, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Japanese.
Q. Will my progress from the Free Weekend carry over to the full version of the game?
A. Yes — any levels and rewards you earn, including skins and other items you get from Loot Boxes, will carry over to the full game if you purchase Overwatch: Origins Edition. Your stats will also be retained. However, Trophies have been disabled for Free Weekend.
Q. Will there be any sort of maintenance planned during the Free Weekend?
A. There’s no downtime or maintenance currently planned for the Free Weekend on any platform. If this plan changes at any point, we’ll be sure to provide information about major service interruptions in the official forums. For additional status updates, be sure to follow @PlayOverwatch on Twitter.