Overwatch is turning one on May 24, and Blizzard will be celebrating with perks and freebies starting Tuesday, May 23.
If you've been meaning to get into the cartoony first-person shooter, cancel your Memorial Day weekend plans because Overwatch will be free to play from May 26 at 11 a.m. PT through May 29 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
During the weekend, Overwatch's full roster of 24 heroes and 14 maps will be available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the latest Weekly Brawl, Blizzard said. Players can level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock different customization plans. Any progress you make during the weekend will be saved if you end up purchasing a copy of the game.
Head to the Overwatch blog for more info on the free weekend, including installation and play instructions.
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Blizzard will also release the digital version of Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on May 23. The Game of the Year Edition includes a bunch of goodies for Blizzard games, including 10 bonus Loot Boxes for Overwatch.
Meanwhile, if you're thinking about cheating in Overwatch, you might want to reconsider: Blizzard recently banned 22,865 players who were found to be using various third-party software to gain an unfair advantage in the game.
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