Blizzard’s beloved shooter will open its doors to everyone for one weekend. The event will be available on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 and will give anyone the opportunity to test the already popular video game free of charge for three days. The last time Blizzard organized an Overwatch free weekend was same time last year. However, developers also claimed that they couldn’t focus on more upgrades due to toxic players.
Overwatch’s Free Weekend Will Offer Access to All Parts of the Game for All Curious Players
Anyone is entitled to doubts when it comes to investing into a new gaming title. Overwatch may have gained a large community of content players by its side, but it also can’t be for everyone. Therefore, interested people can draw out their awesome weapons and test what the game has to offer by themselves the whole weekend between September 22 and September 25.
For three days, new players can explore all the 16 maps and the different strategies they can create with each of the 25 heroes. They will also have access to Quick Play, Arcade, Custom Games, and others. Free players will also get to experience the customizable side of the game thanks to awards in the form of Loot Boxes.
Through this free weekend, Blizzard intends to convert many other players to their universe of shooters. Therefore, the company made it clear that users can resume the progress they made in the game after the expiration of those three days once they purchase the game.
The only thing people need is an Xbox Gold, PlayStation Plus memberships or Battle.net account. However, this depends on which platform they choose to download the game.
Developers Waste Precious Time on Strategies to Discourage Toxic Players on Their Platform
On the other hand, the team behind Overwatch encourages players to adopt a fair play mindset once they step into this universe. Game director Jeff Kaplan claimed that employees waste a lot of time on disciplining toxic players instead of working on new, exciting updates.
The results of their endeavors are reporting systems, replay system, and a match history system. Nonetheless, both developers and players are still dealing with large levels of toxicity.
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