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Overwatch is going free-to-play on Xbox One from November 26th until December 4th for all Xbox Live Gold members.
If you play Overwatch during the free weekend, you’ll have access to all maps and Heroes across a variety of game modes.
All experience and items earned during the trial will also carry over to the full game if you decide to purchase it. Just make sure that you buy Overwatch using the same Xbox Live Gold membership that you used to play the free weekend.
You can both download the free weekend trial and purchase the full game on the Microsoft Store here.
In related news, Overwatch 2 was recently announced during BlizzCon 2019.
Overwatch 2 is set to delve deep into the game’s lore, with players working together to complete story-based PvE missions. The PvE missions will be split into two categories, known as Story Experience and Hero Missions.
Progress will carry on from the original Overwatch, meaning players won’t have to rebuild from the ground up. All cosmetics will also carry over.
The game will still keep its player vs. player mode, though. A new game mode, known as Push, will be debuting in Overwatch 2. In Push, the two opposing teams must help a robot down a path. The winning team is whoever pushes the robot the furthest distance.
Overwatch 1 players will also be able to cross-play with Overwatch 2. Using the same characters and maps that are available in both games, players from the original game will be able to join multiplayer matches in the sequel.
You can watch a brand new gameplay trailer for the game below.
There’s currently no announced release date for Overwatch 2 but we can safely assume it’ll most likely be out in 2020. There’s a chance that PC users will get the game earlier, with a later release date for console players to line up with the release of Xbox’s Project Scarlett and Sony’s PlayStation 5.