Great news for those who are looking to enjoy "Overwatch" for free, as Blizzard is hosting a free weekend next week. The studio took to their official website to share the news, writing that players on all platforms will be able to get their hands on all 25 heroes and 16 maps in several modes such as Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. The "Overwatch" Free Weekend event will also enable players to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock exciting customization options. Those who are interested in purchasing the game after the free event will be able to keep their progress as long as they use the same Blizzard, Xbox Live, or Sony Entertainment account used during the free weekend.

Free weekend to begin on September 22

Those who are looking to test drive "Overwatch" can do so during the Free Weekend, which will launch on Friday, September 22, and will conclude on Monday, September 25. Console players who have accounts on PlayStation Plus, Xbox Live Gold Membership, and PC players with accounts will be able to download and play "Overwatch" absolutely free of special keys or sign-up codes. Players should watch out for the free period that begins this Friday, September 22 at 11 AM PT and will conclude on Monday, September 25 at 11:59 PM. PT.

Event available in most regions in the west

The "Overwatch" Free Weekend will be available in regions throughout Europe, the Americas, and in Asia, except Korea.

Players who do get a chance to check out the Blizzard game will be able to get their hands on all 25 heroes, 16 maps, and Quick Play, Custom Games, Arcade, and Loot Boxes. Players will be given access to all four game modes, including Assault, Escort, Assault/Escort Hybrid, and Control. Players can also get to explore the Quick Play maps, which allows for up to 12 players (6v6) each game.

Note that the event will also be supported across all platforms in several languages, including English, German, Frech, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, and more. Note that progress will also be carried over, but Trophies and achievements will be inaccessible during this time.

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