Overwatch Will Host a Free Weekend on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; PS+ Not Required, Xbox Live Gold Required

on September 1, 2016 1:16 PM

If you haven’t tried out Blizzard’s first person shooter Overwatch, you will get a chance to test it out for free on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from September 9 – 12.

The free weekend will be free for all PlayStation 4 players, but Xbox One players will need to have Xbox Live Gold to participate. The trial goes live on September 9 at 11:00 A.M. PDT. Players will have access to the full version of the game including all, 22 heroes, 13 maps, and four modes. The weekend will conclude on September 12 at 4:00 P.M. PDT.

Blizzard details how to gain access to the free Overwatch weekend when the time comes:

PlayStation 4

Step 1: Turn on your PlayStation 4 and log in to your preferred local user.
Step 2: Go to PlayStation Store and select “Search” from the top menu.
Step 3: In the search field, type in “Overwatch.”
Step 4: Select “Overwatch Free Weekend” from the search results and then click “Download.”
Step 5: Once the download and installation process is complete, click “Start” to begin!

Xbox One:

Step 1: Turn on your Xbox One and log in to your Xbox Live account.
Step 2: Go to the Xbox One Store, then select “Search.”
Step 3: In the search field, type in “Overwatch.”
Step 4: Select “Overwatch: Origins Edition Free Weekend” from the search results and then click “Free Trial.”
Step 5: Once the download and installation process is complete, click “Launch” to begin!

Additionally, is good to mention that PlayStation Plus is not required to participate in the free weekend, the game will support 13 different languages, and if you decide to buy the game your save file will carry over.

 /  Staff Writer
Azario Lopez has held multiple positions in the game's media industry. At DualShockers he focuses on providing coverage for niche and indie video games in the form of news updates, reviews, and interviews.
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