Overwatch Is Now Free-To-Play For A Limited Time Only

If you have not yet played this class-based hero shooter, now might be your chance to do so.
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2016-05-24
Overwatch Storm Rising Poster
You can now play Overwatch free for a limited time with the game's latest update. Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch Archive Events: Storm Rising has begun. The event blasts you back to the past, six years before the start of the actual Overwatch game. It follows the stories of Tracer, Mercy, Winston, and Genji as they try to bring down Talon, the international terrorist organization, but end up facing a much bigger enemy.

If you haven’t tried Overwatch yet, now would be the perfect chance. Blizzard has made Overwatch free-to-play until April 23. Aside from the new mode Storm Rising, the previous modes, Uprising and Retribution, are back for a limited time only bringing with them a total of more than 160 new cosmetics. This also includes full access to the game, including all 30 heroes like the new combat medic Baptiste. All 27 maps in all game modes are also included. All the modes will be available until May 6. Be sure to find loot boxes and earn skins because you can keep them all if you decide to purchase Overwatch after the trial period. All the progress you made will be saved.

Overwatch Storm Rising
A teaser for Overwatch Storm Rising. Photo: Blizzard Entertainment

If you want to know the system requirements of the game before you try it for free, you can check them out on the list below:

Minimum Requirements

  • Operating System - Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor - Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650
  • Video - NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460, ATI Radeon™ HD 4850, or Intel® HD Graphics 4400
  • Memory - 4 GB RAM
  • Storage - 30 GB available hard drive space
  • Internet - Broadband internet connection
  • Resolution - 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Recommended Specifications

  • Operating System - Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor - Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Phenom™ II X3 or better
  • Video - NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 or AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or better
  • Memory - 6 GB RAM
  • Storage - 30 GB available hard drive space
  • Internet - Broadband internet connection
  • Resolution - 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

If you’re looking to purchase Overwatch while it’s on sale, the Standard edition, which was originally sold for $19.99, can now be in your hands for only $14.99. The Legendary edition went down from $39.99 to $19.99. These discounts will last until April 29, so don’t forget to grab your copy before the sale ends.

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