While it is true that “Overwatch” is among the best titles of today, not everyone is able to play it. One reason could be because the game needs to be purchased. Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that players are hoping to own this game one day.

Good news for them, though! According to GameSpot, Blizzard will be hosting a free weekend for “Overwatch” all platforms. This means that any player interested can experience the game without shelling out money. Here is everything about it in a nutshell.

Free weekend

The free weekend will cover the game’s version of PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

It is expected to launch at 11 AM PT come September 22. Anyone will have access to the game after downloading and installing it. There will be no need for purchasing the base version. Players will be able to experience all 25 characters and 16 maps along with a variety of modes.

The Arcade, Custom Game, and Quick Play will be playable except for Competitive Play. The free weekend also means earning Loot Boxes, leveling up, and unlocking different customization options. More importantly, the progress made during this timeline will be carried over to the purchased version.

The “Overwatch” free weekend will require both Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus on the console platform. As for those who own a PC, they need to have a Battle.net account first.

For those who do not have, registration is free. The free trial is expected to end come September 25 at 11:59 PM PT. This is something that players, who have been dying to play the game, should look forward to.

Battle against toxicity

Meanwhile, in the latest Development Update video, the studio talked about their plans for fighting toxicity in “Overwatch.” In the latest update, they’ve introduced a muting feature on the Xbox One version of the game.

Add to this an upcoming permanent ban, which will be imposed in the next few days or so. Players who will receive a high amount of seasonal bans will be likely to receive the permanent ban. The latter means that they can no longer return to good standing. More importantly, they will no longer have access to the Competitive Play mode of the game.

Blizzard has been very vocal about their goal of disciplining toxic players in “Overwatch.” Usually, these are players who either leave matches early or throw the game. Obviously, these affect the overall gameplay experience of other players who simply want to enjoy. The studio promised to upgrade the game’s report and punishment system, though they declined to comment further.