While we’re not sure what’s holding Blizzard back from introducing a trial system, the good news is that in the meantime, Blizzard seems to be every now and then introducing free weekends that lets the public try out the game for free. The latest free weekend has been announced and it will run from the 18th of November (Friday) until the 21st of November (Monday).
According to Blizzard, the free weekend will pretty much grant players access to everything. “For this free weekend, we’re making Overwatch’s full roster of 22 heroes and 13 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the latest Weekly Brawl. Players will also have the ability to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customization options.”
The other piece of good news is that unlike the previous free weekend which seemed to only apply to the console version of the game, this latest announcement will also cover PC gamers, so basically everyone gets to play for free next weekend. Gamers who opt to purchase the game after will want to note that any progress they’ve made over the weekend will be maintained.