Overwatch is free to play this weekend on all platforms

Overwatch wasn’t what you’d call a “surprise” hit — everyone knew it was going to wipe the floor with its immediate competition. But unlike a lot of games, it still costs money. If you’ve been meaning to give it a shot but don’t feel like shelling out the $40, this weekend the game is free to play on all platforms (PC, PS4, Xbone) with no restrictions. I guess it’s a Valentine’s Day promotion. Why not, right?

Download Battle.net and register to get started; you can pre-download the game starting tomorrow, with free play beginning midday Friday.

It’s as good a time to jump in as ever, since the game is constantly evolving as new heroes are added, maps and modes multiply and Mercy is nerfed, buffed, re-nerfed and so on.

The game can be a little overwhelming at first,…

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