Overwatch will be free to play for a weekend

Overwatch free weekend anniversary

Overwatch has achieved an impressive feat: the game now has more than 40 million players, game director Jeff Kaplan revealed in a developer update today.

Blizzard's successful online hero shooter Overwatch is having its two-year anniversary later this month, and fans are expecting something special, but before that, the development team has something else to share.

Additionally, Overwatch will be free to play between May 25th and May 29th on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Just in time for new players to join the celebrations. Don't miss out if you do not own the game yet! The Anniversary event will run between May 22nd and June 11th.

Kaplan then moved on to discussing the new Overwatch map that Deathmatch players will get, a free-for-all map called Petra.

"Petra is handsome. There are some really fun gameplay elements to it as well", Kaplan continued.

Overwatch Anniversary will bring in a host of new content, including more than 50 fresh cosmetic items and the newest Deathmatch map, Petra! For example, there is a mega health pack in the very center of the map in an area that becomes increasingly risky as the match goes on. This will contain one guaranteed Anniversary item, as well as a random item from any previous Overwatch event.

Eight legendary Anniversary skins will be released with the event, and Kaplan hinted that a certain hero will be coming to the event in formal wear. Past seasonal items will also be available in any loot box earned over the course of the Overwatch Anniversary event.

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