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Overwatch is going free to play from September 22nd-25th

It’s time to rope your friends into giving Overwatch a spin

If you see these red dragons - RUN AWAY.
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UPDATE 09/22/2017: The free to play weekend has begun! Now’s the perfect time to start roping your friends into a weekend of Deathmatch, getting on the payload, and adventure.

Not only is Overwatch going free to play for a few days, but the game is going on discount! Here are the new prices, including a discount upgrade to the GOTY edition and some sweet extras, like the Origins skins, loot boxes, and Tracer in Heroes of the Storm.

Overwatch - $39.99 $29.99

Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition - $59.99 $39.99

Upgrade from Overwatch to Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition$19.99 $9.99


If you have friends who are interested in Overwatch, but have yet to give it a shot, now’s your chance. The game will be free to play from September 22nd through to the 25th. All content, including the upcoming Junkertown map, will be available to play for newcomers.

Not only will guests get to play all maps and heroes, they’ll also be able to level up and earn loot boxes. Should they decide to buy the game after the free weekend, they’ll keep their free weekend progress.

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Overwatch has provided all content for free since the game’s launch, but the initial price tag can be a barrier for newcomers who want to give the game a whirl before they commit. These free weekends are perfect for players who want to try Overwatch out before they buy. The last free weekend was back in May, and since then we’ve gotten a new hero (Doomfist) and a new game mode (Deathmatch).

The free weekend starts just after the September 19th patch, which will contain the new escort map Junkertown.