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Overwatch is free next weekend on all platforms

by Eric Frederiksen | November 10, 2016

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In the past when Overwatch has had free weekends, it’s been a consoles-only affair with PC gamers left out in the cold. No more, though. Next weekend, Overwatch will be free to play for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One owners.

When the weekend begins varies a bit on your timezone, but those on the East coast can look forward to it starting at 2 p.m. EST on November 18, up through November 21.

The whole game will be available to players, including all modes and characters, and when you level up, you’ll win Loot Boxes the same way those of us already in Blizzard’s warm embrace do. If you should decide to buy the game, those levels and Loot Boxes will carry over (if you buy on the same platform).

Don’t stick with one character all weekend, though; there are tons of great characters in Overwatch, and you might find yourself surprised at who you enjoy. Soldier 76 is fun, but so are Lucio, Zarya, Mei, and just about every other character in the list.


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Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...


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