Overwatch is coming to the masses in the game’s second free to play weekend. Blizzard’s team based shooter will be available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One users to try from 18 to 21 November; although players are already able to pre-load the game.
This news comes shortly after numerous announcements at BlizzCon, where the developers announced new game modes, maps, and the much awaited new hero. Unfortunately, this free weekend comes before any of this new content makes its way out of testing. Which means that new players will not get to experience how Sombra plays as a combat hacker.
As was the case with the original free weekend, all progress will be saved and players will be able to continue where they left off if they decided to buy the game later. This doesn’t actually mean much, considering all unlocked material is cosmetic and doesn’t actually affect how the game plays.
One thing to note is that PS4 and Xbox One players will need a PlayStation Plus and Xbox Gold subscription to take advantage of this offer. This is a departure from the previous free play weekend, but makes sense as most online multiplayer on consoles requires a paid subscription.