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Later this month, fans have something to look forward to as Blizzard announced that the first-person shooter will be #Free To Play across all platforms. The developer also announced the release date for their new Junkertown map.

Free to play is just around the corner

Per Blizzard's website, the "#Overwatch" #free weekend will go live from September 22 until the 25th, and this will be happening on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will be unlocking its doors to both newbies, and long-time players as its Custom, Quick Play, and Arcade game modes will be made playable free of charge on that given period. These will go alongside the game's roster of heroes and its maps.

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As mentioned, the free to play affair will kick off on the 22nd at 11 a.m. PT and will wrap up on the 25th at 11:59 p.m. PT. Players are not required to punch in codes or special keys of some sort to enter the game. However, they should be members of their console's subscription service (Xbox Live Gold, Battle.net, and PlayStation Plus).

A good thing about the upcoming event is that noobs who will be purchasing the game will have their progress during the event saved provided that they'll be using the same membership account. The "Overwatch [VIDEO]" Free Weekend will be available in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. However, this upcoming event won't be available in Korea.

Enter Junkertown

Meanwhile, Blizzard also announced that their upcoming escort map – Junkertown will be dropped next week.

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Reports stated that the new map would officially go live on the 19th and it is expected that the map will be dropping alongside additional game tweaks.

Toxicity in the city

The developer also uploaded a video as it tackled heavily on some of "Overwatch [VIDEO]'s" players. Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan addressed the growing concerns towards what he calls "toxicity and bad behavior" within the game. He revealed that the manpower intended for the game's progress is being wasted on implementing sanctions on these toxic players hence putting "Overwatch's" development to a slow drag.

Kaplan added that they don't want this type of player as he stated that there is no place for them in the game. He further explained that Overwatch is an "inclusive space and an aspirational universe" and the players' gameplay should match what the game is aiming at. The game director also mentioned the upcoming improvements in "Overwatch's" reporting system which is now available on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Check out a video about the game here: