If you haven’t been sure if Overwatch is “Your Thing” then now’s the time to find out! Blizzard have announced that next weekend (9th of September to the 12th of September) Consoles will be able to play the game for free during that time period.
Start Date: Friday 9th September 2016 7:00pm BST / 8:00PM CET
End Date: Monday 12th September 2016 12:00pm BST / 1:00pm CET
Restrictions: Other than the time frame it appears there no restrictions on the game a full roster of 22 Heros, all maps, all game modes including Quick Play, Custom Games, Weekly Brawl. It seems to be as if you own the game for that period & the best news is if you decide to buy it after the time period has run out you get to keep all your progress/items etc.
How To Install: The installer will only be available during the free period (Meaning no pre-install Boo!), heres a small infographic from the Overwatch site.
What is Overwatch?: Over who now? not sure what this game is and what its about, our friends over at the Playstation Blog have put the following FAQ Up and if you cant get a chance to play then we should be twitch streaming this at some point over the weekend!
Overwatch free weekend FAQ
What game content will be available during the free weekend?
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.
How many heroes are available in Overwatch?
There are 22 heroes available to play in Overwatch! To learn more about these heroes, click here.
How many maps are available in Overwatch?
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
How many players does each mode support?
All game modes and maps support 12 players in a 6v6 format.
What different play modes are available in Overwatch during the free weekend?
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: Customise 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.
What’s the approximate download size of the free weekend client?
For PlayStation 4, the approximate download size is 15GB.
Do I need PlayStation Plus to participate in the free weekend?
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.
What languages are supported in the free weekend?
The free weekend supports 13 languages: English, French, German, Castilian Spanish, Polish, Italian, Russian, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Japanese.
Will my progress from the free weekend carry over to the full version of the game?
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.
Will there be any sort of maintenance planned during the free weekend?
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.