The free weekend kicked off at 11 a.m. PT today and runs through Monday, May 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
No plans for the long Memorial Day weekend? That's about to change.
Like last year, Blizzard is making his cartoony first-person shooter Overwatch. code to join the fun. The free weekend kicked off at 11 a.m. PT today and runs through Monday, May 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
Overwatch's full roster of 27 heroes and 18 maps are available in several different modes, including Quick Play, Play vs. AI, Custom Games, and the Arcade. There's also a series of training modes for newbies who are learning the game. You can participate in the Overwatch 2nd anniversary event, level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock different customization options for your characters.
PlayStation 4 owners can join in without PlayStation Plus membership, but Xbox One owners will need an Xbox Live Gold membership.
Rest assured that any progress you make during the weekend will be saved if you end up buying a copy of the game.
Overwatch earned an “excellent” rating in PCMag's 2016 review. We like its large roster of heroes, “fast-paced, balanced action,” and “satisfying” weapons.
“Overwatch is a thoroughly enjoyable first-person shooter that's filled with mechanical variety, thanks to the game's many heroes and classes. , “PCMag's Will Greenwald wrote in the review.