With Overwatch‘s Lunar New Year event for 2018 now in full swing, it’s safe to say that there are plenty of fans flocking to Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based shooter to take part in the action and collect the unique loot being offered up for the special occasion. With current players satiated with fresh content, the publisher and developer has now decided to turn its sights on potential new fans by offering yet another free weekend for the game.
As seen in the tweet below from the official Twitter account for Overwatch, Blizzard will be offering the game for free across all of its platforms – that is, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One – starting this weekend on February 16, and ending several days later on February 19. According to the publisher and developer, Overwatch‘s full roster of 26 heroes and 17 maps will be available for play in a variety of different modes such as Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade.
Play Overwatch FREE Feb 16–19 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) February 12, 2018
Those who decide to take part in Overwatch‘s forthcoming free weekend will be privy to the ability of leveling up, earning Loot Boxes, and unlocking a bunch of different customization options within the team-based shooter. What’s more is that Blizzard promises fans who decide to buy Overwatch after trying the game out will have all of their progress made during the free weekend transfer over to the full version. It’s important to note though, that players who purchase the title will need to use the same Blizzard, Sony Entertainment, or Xbox Live account that they played on.
Even though Overwatch already has a huge player base – it surpassed 35 million fans several months ago – Blizzard is looking to boost those numbers as much as possible, and another free weekend for the game could do just that. After all, one of the best ways to get people to try a product and come back for more is to offer it for free and let its quality speak for itself.
Overwatch is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: PlayOverwatch – Twitter