New Overwatch Patch is Live! Plus a Free Weekend this November 18-21 New Overwatch Patch is Live! Plus a Free Weekend this November 18-21
The new Overwatch patch is live! Featuring the new hero Sombra, along with new game modes, and numerous hero balance changes. There will also... New Overwatch Patch is Live! Plus a Free Weekend this November 18-21

The new Overwatch patch is live now on the main game. This means Sombra is officially playable, along with the new game modes in the Arcade; such as 1-on-1s, 3v3s, and No Limits (which is looking to be the less serious Quick play).

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Also found in the Arcade is the new Ecopoint: Antarctica map, a compact arena map available for 3v3s and 1-on-1 duels.

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There are also several hero balance changes, the biggest of which is the reduction of ultimate charging time of 25% across all heroes. This is quite a big change as it’ll shift the gameplay dynamics away from just ult-stacking. Along with the ultimate change, heroes such as D.Va and Soldier 76 were buffed, while the likes of Mei and Lucio were nerfed a bit.

Click here for the full patch notes.

 

Free Weekend

Overwatch has a large playerbase today, though there are still a lot people who are hesitant to buy the game. It does make sense as $40 is a significant purchase, compared to cheaper FPS game options (such as CS:GO which is only $15, and goes on sale multiple times a year), and even F2P MOBAs.

This November 18-21 though, people will get a chance to try Overwatch for free! Not only on PC, but also on PS4 and Xbox One. All 23 heroes and 13 maps will be available to play. Here’s the worldwide deployment schedule for the free weekend:

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In the Philippines, the free weekend will actually start at November 19 at 3:00am.

Here is the detailed installation instructions for all three platforms:

FOR WINDOWS PC:

Step 1: Download and install the Battle.net desktop app, if you haven’t already, and launch it.

Step 2: Create a FREE Battle.net account, or log in with an existing account.

Step 3: Click the “Overwatch” icon, located on the left-hand side of the Battle.net desktop app.

Step 4: Select your region from the drop-down menu, then click “Install” to begin the installation process.

Step 5: Once installed, click “Play” to begin!

 

FOR PLAYSTATION 4:

Step 1: Turn on your PlayStation 4 and log in to your preferred local user.

Step 2: Go to PlayStation Store and select “Search” from the top menu.

Step 3: In the search field, type in “Overwatch.”

Step 4: Select “Overwatch Free Weekend” from the search results and then click “Download.”

Step 5: Once the download and installation process is complete, click “Start” to begin!

 

FOR XBOX ONE:

Step 1: Turn on your Xbox One and log in to your Xbox Live account.

Step 2: Go to the Xbox One Store, then select “Search.”

Step 3: In the search field, type in “Overwatch.”

Step 4: Select “Overwatch: Origins Edition” from the search results and then click “Free Trial.”

Step 5: Once the download and installation process is complete, click “Launch” to begin!

For the full Overwatch Free Weekend details, check out this link.

Image sources: Blizzard, Metabomb

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