To be brutally honest I’m surprised Overwatch has managed to become as big as it is. While it was always destined to be so, being made by Blizzard and all that, I expected it to fade off into obscurity in this generation of a multiplayer-only graveyard. We’ve all seemed to have fallen in love with Blizzard’s shooter but there still seem to be a few who haven’t joined the effort of Overwatch.
That’s why Overwatch will be having another free weekend from the 18th to the 21st of November on PS4, Xbox One and this time on PC. This means prospective players will be able to download the game on the platform of their choice and enjoy everything Overwatch has to offer. Anything you unlock over the weekend will also carry over if you choose to purchase the game at a later date.
It’s quite nice that Blizzard is using events like this to grow Overwatch’s playerbase considering how involved they’re getting with eSports. This does, however, beg the question of whether or not Blizzard is planning to create a “starter edition” of Overwatch like they have done with their other games. Granted the starter editions came much later in those games’ lives, I don’t think it’s fair to rule out the possibility of it happening before the end of the first year of Overwatch.
More information about this Overwatch free weekend can be found here.