While most of Blizzard’s games have included a trial edition of the game where players get to try before they buy, the same cannot be said for the company’s latest franchise, Overwatch. However Blizzard has been a pretty good sport about letting players try the game before buying through free weekend events.
For those who might have missed out on the previous free weekends, you’ll be pleased to learn that Blizzard has recently announced that from the 17-20 November, Overwatch will be going free-to-play once again. This means that players who didn’t buy the game will be able to play it over the weekend and decide if they want to spend their money on it.
According to Blizzard, “For this free weekend, we’re making Overwatch’s full roster of 26 heroes and 16 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. Players will also have the ability to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customization options. Plus, if you decide to purchase Overwatch after test driving the game, you’ll get to keep any progress that you made during the weekend.”
Blizzard notes that if players want to continue their progress, they’ll have to use the same account they did when they participated in the free weekend event. We expect that Blizzard will continue to host free weekends for the foreseeable future, although we have heard in the past that Blizzard could be considering a trial version of the game.