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Overwatch Is Having Another Free Weekend On November 17-20

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on November 16, 2017 at 10:41 AM

Blizzard Entertainment's first-person shooter Overwatch is having another free weekend across all platforms according to a blog post on the game's official website.

Overwatch will be free to play for players on all platforms and most regions for the weekend of November 17, 2017, through November 20, 2017. PC players need only grab the Blizzard App and install the game, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players can download the games through the platform's respective stores, but they'll need either an active Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership to play for the duration of the weekend.


The free weekend will have Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade open to all participants. Competitive Play will only be available to players who have already purchased the game. Any progress that players make over the course of the weekend (including levels and earned cosmetics) will be retained should they decide to purchase the game and keep on playing.

Players on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be able to play Overwatch during the free weekend across all regions where the game is available. Only PC players in the Americas, Europe, and Asia (Excluding Korea) regions will be able to play the game on Blizzard You can find out which region your country falls under by going to this page on Blizzard's website.


If you don't yet own Overwatch, you can buy it directly from Blizzard here. You might want to wait until the free weekend begins just in case Blizzard decides to put the game on sale. The free weekend begins on November 17, 2017, at 2:00 PM Eastern time and ends on November 21, 2017, at 2:59 AM Eastern time. You can use to figure out exactly when the event begins and ends for you.

What do you think of Overwatch having another free weekend? How do you think the influx of players affects the overall game environment? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!