If you’ve always wondered what the buzz was about with Overwatch, Blizzard’s extremely popular hero shooter, but always balked at the price-tag, this is your chance. Blizzard is offering a week-long free trial to coincide with the company’s Black Friday sale.
As of yesterday, November 26, through to December 4, you can play Overwatch for completely free by signing up over at this aptly-named website. If you hurry, and you like what you see, you have until December 2 to pick up the full game at a reduced rate in Blizzard’s Black Friday sale. The Standard Edition has a 25% reduction while the Legendary Edition is down by 50%.
Many of Blizzard’s major series have similar discounts. For World of Warcraft, there’s 50% off all editions of Battle of Azeroth, as well as digital deluxe items in Battle of Azeroth, Legion, and Warlords of Draenor. As an added incentive for new players, the first month of a new subscription to World of Warcraft will remain at a 50% discount until January 6, 2020 – if you’re looking for something to play over the festive period.
StarCraft, Diablo 3, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Call of Duty also have various reduced offerings. StarCraft: Remastered is half-off, with a bundle including StarCraft: Cartooned currently 40%, and some other upgrades and announcers available at lesser reductions. Likewise, you can get up to 50% off on Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls, and up to 33% off on the Battle Chest and Rise of the Necromancer.
For Hearthstone, the heroes Magni, Alleria, and Medivh are all down to $6.99 each, and Heroes of the Storm is offering up to 30% off on the Welcome to the Nexus and Hero Reinforcements bundles. With Call of Duty, you can get up to 20% off depending on the version of Modern Warfare you pick up, or up to 60% off depending on what Black Ops package you want.
Most of these run until December 2, but some will be available for longer. You can view everything, and more, on the Blizzard store now. There are plenty of excellent free PC games in our handy best of list, too.