Overwatch Gets Free Trial Week On Nintendo Switch

The trial begins on October 13 and will last a week.

October 6, 2020

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers have got lots to sink their teeth into this month. At the start of the month, Super Mario Bros. 35 was released. The alternate take on the battle royale formula is free for subscription holders and sees 35 players fight to be the last Mario standing. Now, revealed through the Nintendo of America Twitter account, Nintendo Switch Online members can play Blizzard’s mega-hit Overwatch free of charge for a week.

The trial begins on November 13 at 11am PT and runs for a week, until November 20. Nintendo Switch Online members will be able to play the full game during this period.

Through its website, Nintendo confirms that any progress will carry over should players choose to purchase the game during the trial, saying:

“Join us and play Overwatch® for free* beginning October 13! You’ll have access to all the maps and heroes in a variety of game modes. The Overwatch Game Trial begins October 13 and ends October 20. Any experience or items you earn during this free trial will transfer over if you decide to purchase Overwatch: Legendary Edition; just be sure you purchase the game on the same Nintendo Switch Online account you played with during this Game Trial.”

Overwatch has been one of the most successful games on the current generation of consoles. The 6v6 hero shooter is incredibly accessible for all players, has a very broad appeal for streaming and a huge range of heroes for players to choose from. The free trial coincides with Overwatch’s first anniversary on the console, as it released on October 15, 2019.

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The Overwatch free trial and Super Mario Bros. 35 aren’t the only benefits that Nintendo Switch Online members have received recently. Subscribers to the service, which Nintendo recently confirmed has reached 26 million subscribers, now have access to even more games in the NES/SNES libraries. At the end of September, four more games, including Donkey Kong Country 2 and Mario’s Super Picross, were added to the service.

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