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[PC, XB1, PS4] Overwatch free weekend 26th-29th May

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Attention, recruits! If you haven't already had the opportunity to suit up and save the world as one of the heroes of Overwatch, now's your chance. From May 26–29, we're calling on all prospective ag… Read More
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1w, 4d agoFound 1 week, 4 days ago
Attention, recruits! If you haven't already had the opportunity to suit up and save the world as one of the heroes of Overwatch, now's your chance.

From May 26–29, we're calling on all prospective agents: assemble your team and dive in during the Overwatch Free Weekend on PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One!

For this free weekend, we're making Overwatch's full roster of 24 heroes and 14 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. Players will also have the ability to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customization options.

Plus, if you decide to purchase Overwatch after test driving the game, you'll get to keep any progress that you made during the weekend—just be sure to use the same Blizzard, Sony Entertainment, or Xbox Live account that you played on.
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1w, 4d agoFound 1 week, 4 days ago
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9 Likes
Why don't they just lower the price and give us a good deal instead. We all know it's a good game already!
8 Likes
I don't. I know it's well hyped, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'll enjoy it. A chance to try it for free sounds like an excellent idea!
6 Likes
thanks for the head up - the same weekend my wife is away from Friday to Tuesday too :D
5 Likes
I like the game... But none of my friends are gamers. I'm always just solo queueing. I'd love to find a few people to play with. On pc, I should mention. How about a HUKD team?

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9 Likes #1
Why don't they just lower the price and give us a good deal instead. We all know it's a good game already!
8 Likes #2
I don't. I know it's well hyped, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'll enjoy it. A chance to try it for free sounds like an excellent idea!
6 Likes #3
thanks for the head up - the same weekend my wife is away from Friday to Tuesday too :D
#4
I think they have some One Year Anniversary deals. I remember seeing special loot box editions but these will probably cost extra. There were discounts for the Chinese New Year event I imagine it will be the same for the 1 year celebration.

If you don't have a blizzard account already or don't mind having a separate one for Overwatch the overseas stores are cheaper. I bought mine on an Argentinian account last August for around 20 quid(a tip from here :)) and have been playing on EU servers ever since.
1 Like #5
StrifeyWolf
Why don't they just lower the price and give us a good deal instead. We all know it's a good game already!

Have to be careful lowering the price. It enables more cheaters to buy themselves more copies. You can tell when there's a CS:GO price cut because you get another influx of cheating ****s.
1 Like #6
Hope somebody posts this nearer the time also as I will definitely forget! Been wanting to see what all the hype was about for a while.
#7
Literally missed just about every other free weekend, so finally!
#8
Thanks.
1 Like #9
It's great that they do this , i remember on one of the previous weekends I played it for a few hours and hated it , seems it's just me though.
1 Like #10
MinerWilly
It's great that they do this , i remember on one of the previous weekends I played it for a few hours and hated it , seems it's just me though.


Yeah, I didn't like it. I really don't get why it's so popular.
2 Likes #11
I'm at the bloody in laws that weekend. God dammit...
1 Like #12
Been playing this pretty relentlessly the past couple of weeks. The mystery hero mode on arcade is a quick way to try out lots of characters. A lot more fun with friends. Don't really play it solo.
1 Like #13
Very popular = game of the year
The best shooter in new times
Watch out diamond is hard to pass specialty if u play as junkrat main ^^
1 Like #14
Best FPS I have played in a very long time, such a breath of fresh air from the likes of COD.
#15
Misleading title - it's only free on PC. Console players still have to pay for online.
#16
Game is ok --- gets repetitive quickly
#17
lomax
I think they have some One Year Anniversary deals. I remember seeing special loot box editions but these will probably cost extra. There were discounts for the Chinese New Year event I imagine it will be the same for the 1 year celebration.
If you don't have a blizzard account already or don't mind having a separate one for Overwatch the overseas stores are cheaper. I bought mine on an Argentinian account last August for around 20 quid(a tip from here :)) and have been playing on EU servers ever since.

Don't know about purchasing loot boxes, but special boxes will simply be awarded in place of normal boxes during the event.

In my experience, you don't need to create a separate account to purchase OW from a different country... I bought from Taiwan without any issues.
5 Likes #18
I like the game... But none of my friends are gamers. I'm always just solo queueing. I'd love to find a few people to play with. On pc, I should mention. How about a HUKD team?
#19
Stu.C
lomax
I think they have some One Year Anniversary deals. I remember seeing special loot box editions but these will probably cost extra. There were discounts for the Chinese New Year event I imagine it will be the same for the 1 year celebration.
If you don't have a blizzard account already or don't mind having a separate one for Overwatch the overseas stores are cheaper. I bought mine on an Argentinian account last August for around 20 quid(a tip from here :)) and have been playing on EU servers ever since.
Don't know about purchasing loot boxes, but special boxes will simply be awarded in place of normal boxes during the event.
In my experience, you don't need to create a separate account to purchase OW from a different country... I bought from Taiwan without any issues.
It looks like they are replacing the Origin's Edition with a Game of the Year edition which is the same but comes with 10 loot boxes, not sure if they will be special event ones.

Good to know you can buy from different regions on the same Blizzard account. I didn't already have one when I bought Overwatch so just made an Argentinian one.

Edited By: lomax on May 18, 2017 10:52
#20
vardx
I like the game... But none of my friends are gamers. I'm always just solo queueing. I'd love to find a few people to play with. On pc, I should mention. How about a HUKD team?

go on the overwatch subreddit discord to find people to play with.

I have my own discord which I play with friends, but unless you're 18+ and play other games like rocketleague you wont fit in.
1 Like #21
I have this on my PS4 and it is a brilliant game! Will be utilising the free weekend on my XBO though! Cheers OP!
1 Like #22
vardx
I like the game... But none of my friends are gamers. I'm always just solo queueing. I'd love to find a few people to play with. On pc, I should mention. How about a HUKD team?


Just make friends from a good comp match. I have 1 real friend who plays this regularly. All other (12) friends are from good comp matches that work well together. If you have a good game on comp, don't be afraid to ask people to stay as a group and then add as friends of you get wins.
#23
MinerWilly
It's great that they do this , i remember on one of the previous weekends I played it for a few hours and hated it , seems it's just me though.


Probably because all the other players were free weekend Noobs too. The game can get you really high off of great team communication and wins, but can also get you feeling down with terrible team mates, in regards to comp mode this is. The arcade and quick play modes are for the casual players. You can't take those modes seriously as most people in them are just trying out random characters they don't usually play with.
#24
Is that 360 users as well..obviously not the ow but for the multiplayer we
#25
mo4g_777
Is that 360 users as well..obviously not the ow but for the multiplayer we


What? Overwatch isn't on the 360 so how are you going to play it for the free weekend?
3 Likes #26
commenter14
Misleading title - it's only free on PC. Console players still have to pay for online.
That's a cost associated with playing online in general on console. Same as you'd have the cost of the console itself or the internet connection.

K0YS
MinerWilly
It's great that they do this , i remember on one of the previous weekends I played it for a few hours and hated it , seems it's just me though.
Probably because all the other players were free weekend Noobs too. The game can get you really high off of great team communication and wins, but can also get you feeling down with terrible team mates, in regards to comp mode this is. The arcade and quick play modes are for the casual players. You can't take those modes seriously as most people in them are just trying out random characters they don't usually play with.
Yeah if you are actually trying to win in quick play then you are in for bad time. Matchmaking is far looser as you can queue with people at any rank. I only play quick play to mess around with heroes I don't play in ranked.

When I first started playing Overwatch I didn't have a clue what was going on and pretty much played it like team deathmatch. I imagine the free weekend is a lot of people doing the same.
#27
K0YS
mo4g_777
Is that 360 users as well..obviously not the ow but for the multiplayer we


What? Overwatch isn't on the 360 so how are you going to play it for the free weekend?


Not too fussed about ow I'm playing bo 2
2 Likes #28
dan666
MinerWilly
It's great that they do this , i remember on one of the previous weekends I played it for a few hours and hated it , seems it's just me though.
Yeah, I didn't like it. I really don't get why it's so popular.

Because people have different opinions/tastes :)
I don't like Counter-Strike, Hearthstone, or any of the MOBAs like League of Legends or DoTA, but they're some of the most popular games on PC. But I love Overwatch!
#29
should be free to play permanently
#30
mo4g_777
K0YS
mo4g_777
Is that 360 users as well..obviously not the ow but for the multiplayer we


What? Overwatch isn't on the 360 so how are you going to play it for the free weekend?


Not too fussed about ow I'm playing bo 2


I think you're a little lost. Overwatch will be free to play during the weekend (assuming you'd need an active online subscription). It's not a free weekend to play any game online.
#31
ermmm... I think it's already free. Just tried playing it without Gold and I'm in! and got schooled! :)
2 Likes #32
Cloudane
I don't. I know it's well hyped, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'll enjoy it. A chance to try it for free sounds like an excellent idea!
This was my reaction when they announced the christmas free weekend. Now I'm an addict. PARTY ON THE OBJECTIVE!
#33
any way to pre-download the game on pc or ps4 ready for the free weekend ?
1 Like #34
I will give it a go, thanks op!
1 Like #35
vardx
I like the game... But none of my friends are gamers. I'm always just solo queueing. I'd love to find a few people to play with. On pc, I should mention. How about a HUKD team?

Take a wee nose over on the OcUK forum, they got a thread there folks posting Battle.net tags etc can get some "friends" there, they got a discord to, usually always folk online.
1 Like #36
commenter14
Misleading title - it's only free on PC. Console players still have to pay for online.


well duh
#37
puddingcub
vardx
I like the game... But none of my friends are gamers. I'm always just solo queueing. I'd love to find a few people to play with. On pc, I should mention. How about a HUKD team?
Take a wee nose over on the OcUK forum, they got a thread there folks posting Battle.net tags etc can get some "friends" there, they got a discord to, usually always folk online.
Thanks! I'll check it out.
#38
KACK GAME
#39
Nexy
StrifeyWolf
Why don't they just lower the price and give us a good deal instead. We all know it's a good game already!
Have to be careful lowering the price. It enables more cheaters to buy themselves more copies. You can tell when there's a CS:GO price cut because you get another influx of cheating ****s.
Sorry, please explain? How does someone having more than one copy help them cheat?
1 Like #40
MrDealio
Nexy
StrifeyWolf
Why don't they just lower the price and give us a good deal instead. We all know it's a good game already!
Have to be careful lowering the price. It enables more cheaters to buy themselves more copies. You can tell when there's a CS:GO price cut because you get another influx of cheating ****s.
Sorry, please explain? How does someone having more than one copy help them cheat?
The account they use to cheat gets banned. Sales make it cheaper to get a new account. Cheating isn't as common as people make out though. It's largely salty kids complaining.

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