Overwatch Free Weekend Happening September 22-25

September 14, 2017Written by Chandler Wood

Overwatch Free Weekend

If you have yet to try out Blizzard’s hyper-popular character shooter, Overwatch is offering another free weekend from September 22 through September 25. For the Overwatch free weekend, that Friday at 11 AM PST the free servers will go live, and conclude on the following Monday at 11:59 PM PST. The complete game is available, with any progress made carrying over should you decide to purchase the full game.

To download the game on PS4, follow these instructions:

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!

If you haven’t played Overwatch yet, check out our review where we called it one of the best games of last year.

With accessibility to spare, a real commitment to diversity and an infectious sense of innocent fun, Overwatch feels like an important game — the sort that can bridge boundaries in the oft-segmented gaming community. I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that this may just be the project to revitalize lapsed or disheartened gamers’ interest in the medium, or the one to bring new players onboard the FPS wagon. So many big games unintentionally put up a wall, implying through their communities, marketing or even gameplay, that they are only for one kind of player or another. Overwatch, on the other hand, makes no mistake in identifying its audience: anyone and everyone that wants to take a shot. It’s ironic to imagine a title about a fragmented team fighting amongst itself serving as a big unifier, but that might just be what we need. At a time when the division between our hobby’s constituents seems more visible than ever, Overwatch reminds us that we’re more alike than different — if we let them, games can bring us together. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s something well worth fighting for.

Are you planning on playing the Overwatch free weekend?

[Source: Blizzard]