Overwatch getting a free weekend for PS4 and Xbox One

All heroes and maps will be free to try.


If you are one of the few who have not tried Overwatch yet, Blizzard is giving you a chance with a free weekend from September 9-12.

As part of the event, all 22 heroes, 13 maps and the four game modes will be available. Quick Play, Custom Game, Play vs. AI and Weekly Brawl will also be open. There are no restrictions on PS4 players, but you must have Xbox Gold to participate. Downloads will start on September 9 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET, with free play ending on September 12 at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET.

The good news is that if you enjoy the game and decide to purchase the Origins edition, all progress and stats will be saved. But trophies and achievements will be disabled.

For PlayStation 4, the download size is around 9GB. For Xbox One, its about 15GB. 

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    September 1, 2016 11:50 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Overwatch getting a free weekend for PS4 and Xbox One

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      September 1, 2016 11:52 AM

      I might give it a shot. I would get it for the pc but hey, free is free.

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      September 1, 2016 12:39 PM

      If you enjoyed TeamFortress2 in any way, overwatch will satisfy you.

      I'm hopelessly addicted.

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        September 1, 2016 2:02 PM

        I really enjoy battleborn, don't get all the hate. Maybe because I can play couch coop

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        September 1, 2016 2:23 PM

        I hated TF2. Just couldn't get into it at all. I fucking love Overwatch and can't stop playing it.

        So to sum it up...you will love this game regardless about how you feel about anything else.

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      September 1, 2016 1:22 PM


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      September 1, 2016 1:24 PM

      Thanks for not making it the long weekend, jerks. :(

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        September 1, 2016 2:11 PM

        There's an outstanding bug with the aim assist on consoles that should be fixed by next week's patch so maybe they were waiting on that.

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      September 1, 2016 1:39 PM

      Hah of course its not this weekend. Ah well just gives me more time to finish the Nioh beta.

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      September 2, 2016 10:07 AM

      Are some of the heroes *not* accessible on the consoles?

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