If you’re staring down the barrel of a week-long holiday this Thanksgiving, Blizzard has at least one suggestion. Overwatch will be free to play beginning November 20 until November 26 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The Overwatch Free Trial includes access to four game modes, all 19 maps, and all 29 heroes, including the recently added gunslinger Ashe. New Accounts will be able to level up, earn loot boxes and gain new skins, sprays, poses and other rewards.
Since progress is tied to your account, any progress made during the free trial will carry over if you decided to purchase Overwatch after the free trial period has ended. Trophies and achievements are disabled during the free trial, however.
Note that playing Overwatch on consoles requires Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscriptions.
For players who link their Twitch and Blizzard accounts, you can earn special limited Ashe-themed sprays during the free trial period.
To access Overwatch on PC during the free trial you’ll need to download the Blizzard Battle.net app, create a Blizzard account, and install the game. For PlayStation and Xbox, simply search for Overwatch in their respective stores and download the Free Trial version.
Console players will be able to pre-load the Overwatch Free Trial now.
The Overwatch Free Trial begins Nov. 20 at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern.