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Overwatch is celebrating its second birthday! And, as always, Blizzard goes above and beyond with their celebrations.

Overwatch Anniversary

Overwatch is celebrating its second birthday, and Blizzard goes above and beyond with their celebrations. This is made particularly clear with their game events. They are no strangers in releasing free to play weekends for their games. So, it comes as no shock when they announced the next free to play Overwatch weekend.

The dates to mark on your calendar are May 25th through May 28th. Similar to last year, this free weekend lines up nicely with their anniversary event. This event will begin on May 22nd. Free to play weekends are perfect if you are curious about the game yourself. Or, some of those friends still hesitant to hop on the hype train. Blizzard writes the following in a blog post:

“for this free weekend, we’re making Overwatch’s full roster of 27 heroes and 18 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including quick play, custom games, and the arcade…”

“…Players will also be able to level up, earn loot boxes, and unlock a variety of different customization options for their heroes”.

Players are also able to fully partake in the anniversary event. During this weekend, players are eligible for all the current and past anniversary loot. What this means is that, unlike other game trials, you do not have a limited play experience until you purchase the game.

And, anything you earn on your account during the free weekend is saved on your account once you purchase the game. All of those coveted, archived skins can be yours, too. Just be sure to use the same Blizzard, Xbox Live, or Sony Entertainment from the free weekend.

The game is available on all the major platforms: PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Blizzard and PlayStation also confirm that PlayStation 4 players will be able to play all modes without having a PlayStation Plus subscription. One last perk: there will be no scheduled maintenance during the free weekend.

Now is your chance to give a new game a go, or to sweet talk all your friends into playing with you if you’re already a veteran player. Game on!