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Overwatch gets a post-Valentine’s free weekend

overwatch free weekend february 2018

Want to play Overwatch, but don’t want to buy Overwatch? Blizzard have a terrific opportunity in mind for you this week, with a free weekend set to begin on February 16, overing you the chance to play around with the game’s full set of features.

Check out our full guide to the Overwatch League.

The free weekend will begin on February 16 at 11:00 PT / 14:00 ET / 19:00 GMT, and will run until February 19 at 23:59 PT. You can log into an existing Battle.net account or start a new one on PC, download the game, and play all you want. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will be able to download the client from their respective stores on February 13.

You’ll have access to the full roster of heroes and maps, in quick play, custom games, and the arcade. Levels you earn, loot boxes you grab, and cosmetics you unlock will all carry over to the full game if you decide to buy in at the end of the trial.

The trial will overlap with the currently ongoing Year of the Dog event, which brings a new map and a selection of svelte new skins themed around the Chinese New Year.