Play Overwatch for Free in September

Good news, Overwatch will be free to play on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One between specific times and dates in September. The details are listed below. Here is a conversion to Sydney time to help out:

Start: 10th September 2016 @ 4am
End:  13th September 2016 @ 9am

NOTE: You will require Xbox Live Gold to play on the Xbox One, while the PS4 does not require a Plus subscription to play during this time.

"The Overwatch Free Weekend will begin on September 9 at 11:00am Pacific, and all PlayStation 4 players will be able to download the game and play free during this period — no sign-up or code required. After you’ve escorted some payloads, captured some points, and scored a few Plays of the Game, the Free Weekend will conclude on Monday, September 12 at 4:00 p.m. PDT.

During the Free Weekend, we’re making Overwatch’s full roster of 22 heroes and every map available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the latest Weekly Brawl. You’ll also be able to level up and earn Loot Boxes — and if you like what you play and decide to buy Overwatch: Origins Edition later, you’ll keep whatever progress you made during the Free Weekend.

Before you begin, you’ll first need to download Overwatch on your PlayStation 4. The Overwatch Free Weekend client will be available for download beginning at the designated launch times listed below starting on September 9"

When the time comes, please follow the instructions below to install and play.

  1. Turn on your PlayStation 4 and log in to your preferred local user.
  2. Go to PlayStation Store and select “Search” from the top menu.
  3. In the search field, type in “Overwatch.”
  4. Select “Overwatch Free Weekend” from the search results and then click “Download.”
  5. Once the download and installation process is complete, click “Start” to begin!

    To learn more about Overwatch, head over to, where you can read up on our lineup of heroes and learn more about the gameplay

Lucas Aurelius
Aussie Gamers Express
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