There have been some who are wondering if Blizzard could eventually make Overwatch a free-to-play game. As it stands, the game requires gamers to actually purchase the game before playing as there is no free trial period or a starter edition like World of Warcraft, but Blizzard did state that that’s what their free weekend events are for.


The good news for gamers looking to get more than just a weekend out of the game, you’ll be pleased to learn that Blizzard has announced that Overwatch will be getting a free week of game time where from the 20th of November to the 26th of November, the game will be free to play without any restrictions.

According to Blizzard, “For this free trial, we’re making the ultimate team-based shooter’s entire content available including the full roster of 29 heroes—including the newly released gunslinger Ashe—and 19 maps available for play in a variety of modes, such as Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. Players will also be able to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock different customization options for their heroes.”

As with previous Overwatch free weekend events, gamers who do decide to participate in the event will be able to maintain their progress made in the game and carry it over if they do decide to purchase the game in full.

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