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Play Overwatch for Free with Xbox Live Gold August 23 – 27

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to join the fight for the future as an agent of Overwatch, now’s your chance! From August 23–27, we’re calling on all prospective soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities: assemble your teams and dive in during the Overwatch free weekend event!

If you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription, you’ll be able to play with the full Overwatch roster of 28 heroes––including the newly released Wrecking Ball––across 18 maps set around the globe. You’ll have full access to Quick Play, Custom Games, and a variety of unique play options in the Arcade.

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Player progression is unlocked as well, so you’ll be able to level up and earn limited-time Summer Games Loot Boxes. Plus, if you decide to purchase Overwatch, either this weekend or at a later date, you’ll keep any progress you made and achievements earned during the free weekend event––just be sure to use the same Xbox Live account that you played on.

The free period will begin at 11:00 a.m. PDT on Thursday, August 23 and will end at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, August 27 in all supported regions. Instructions on how to participate are below.

  • Step 1: Turn on your Xbox One and log in to your Xbox Live Gold account
  • Step 2: Go to the Microsoft Store, then select Search
  • Step 3: In the search field, type in Overwatch
  • Step 4: Select Overwatch: Legendary Edition from the search results and then click Free Trial
  • Step 5: Once the download and installation processes are complete, click Launch to begin!

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We hope you have fun playing Overwatch during the free weekend event. For all the latest news about Overwatch on Xbox One and any future free weekend events, keep it tuned here to Xbox Wire. Good luck out there, agents!