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Free Weekend Kicks Off Today On All Platforms

Posted by Suzie Ford on May 26, 2017  | Comments

Free Weekend Kicks Off Today On All Platforms -

In celebration of the Overwatch first anniversary, Blizzard is swinging open the doors to invite everyone in for a weekend of fun. From May 26th to May 29th, players on XBox One, PC and PlayStation 4 can take part in the game with no restrictions. All 24 heroes and 14 maps are available as well as all game modes. In addition, players can level, earn Loot Crates, customize their heroes an more.

Players who purchase Overwatch during or after the free weekend will retain all prior progress. That's a pretty sweet deal.

The weekend kicks off at 11:00 am Pacific / 2:00 pm Eastern today. You can check the start times for other locations here.

You can read a handy FAQ and check out installation instructions on the Overwatch site.

Also, if you're hoping to get every available anniversary item from the Shop, you'll need 56,475 credits as detailed in this Reddit post.

In total, buying all purchasable items from the Anniversary event requires 56,475 credits for 108 items:

  • 11 Legendary skins: 33,000 (~58.4% of total cost)

  • 24 dance emotes: 18,000 (~31.9% of total cost)

  • 48 voice lines: 3,600 (~6.4% of total cost)

  • 25 sprays: 1,875 (~3.3% of total cost)

This is much more expensive compared to the total cost of the previous events:

  • Uprising: 36,825 credits for 95 items

  • Year of the Rooster: 37,050 credits for 99 items

  • Winter Wonderland: 33,075 credits for 94 items

  • Halloween Terror: 31,500 credits for 94 items

  • Summer Games: 0 credits for 0 items (32,250 for 72 items if they were buyable)

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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