Overwatch Free Weekend start time and date
Blizzard is about to launch the Overwatch free weekend on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The Overwatch free trial has a May 26 start date and a 7pm start time in the UK. It ends on Monday, May 29 at 9pm UK time.
Any progress made will be carried over should players decide to purchase the full game.
The only drawback is that players will need a PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold account to access the free weekend.
"For this free weekend, we’re making Overwatch’s full roster of heroes and maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the latest Weekly Brawl," reads a Blizzard post.
"Players will also be able to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customisation options. If players decide to purchase a copy of Overwatch after the free weekend, they’ll get to keep any progress made during the weekend."
Overwatch Anniversary Event Maps and Skins screenshots
Sun, May 14, 2017
OVERWATCH fans will be able to check out the Anniversary event from May 23 onwards.
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The new Overwatch Anniversary event has begun
Trial players will also be able to join in with the Overwatch Anniversary event and earn some new skins.
The Anniversary event adds 100 new cosmetic items to collect from a new batch of Commemorative Loot Boxes.
Fans can expect to find skins, dance emotes and sprays, as well as a large collection of Overwatch Legendary Skins.
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There are also a collection of three new arena maps that support 3v3 elimination rounds.
You can check out new skins, emotes and more in the gallery above.
The new Overwatch Arena maps include…
NECROPOLIS: Ana Amari has made Necropolis her personal hideout—and an impromptu field base where she can keep an eye on things.
Head to Ana’s preferred vantage point at the top of the ruins, and use the high ground (and the element of surprise) against the enemy team. Or walk the stone corridors below, and take the fight to them directly—just watch out for pits!
CASTILLO: Castillo is an old fort looking out over Dorado’s bay. It’s the location of Calaveras, a bar frequented by questionable patrons; a graffitied Los Muertos hangout; and Sombra’s hacking den.
Test your skills against the enemy team throughout Castillo’s multiple levels, and use its winding stairs for cover and strategic advantage.
BLACK FOREST: On the outskirts of Eichenwalde, the misty Black Forest map wraps around a long-overlooked battlefield dotted with the wreckage of Bastion units.
Flank your opponents on pathways between the castle and woods, and use the wooden balconies to move between the second stories of houses throughout the forest.