Overwatch Is Free-To-Play Till January

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One of the most popular multiplayer first-person games has gone free-to-play for the whole two weeks. It's Blizzard’s arena shooter, Overwatch, going for a long free trial period. The game was released back in 2016 and has gone free-to-play many times but not for half a month.

Players can try out the game from Blizzard.net. They will be able to play it without any problem till January 4. After that, they will have to buy the game if they wish to continue playing. As usual, the progress in your free period will carry over if you buy the game.

The free trial will give you complete access to the full game, including all maps, modes, and heroes. If you liked the game and want to buy it, then Blizzard got you covered. Overwatch: Legendary Edition is currently on sale for a mere $20. Legendary Edition will contain heroes’ skin from multiple Blizzard games. If you don’t care about skins and only want to play the game, then you should go with Standard Edition, which only costs $15 right now.

We recommend that you first play the game during the free period and then purchase it, assuming that you've enjoyed it.

In other news, we still don’t have any word about Overwatch 2. The highly anticipated sequel was announced a year ago, and we haven’t received any new information since then. I just hope that developers haven’t abandoned the game for more Overwatch post-launch content. It would be weird because developers did confirm previously that the development of Overwatch 2 will slow down post-launch updates for the original game. Not the other way round.

The sequel is also supposed to launch for Nintendo Switch, but again, we still don’t know the actual release date.

So, what do you think? Are you excited about the free period of Overwatch? Or have you already played the game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below

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