It’s going to be a busy weekend 😛 Overwatch is up as a Free to Play from the 19th (should be live around 4am) until the 22nd of November and you can download the game client now (12GB) from your battle.net client.
For this free weekend, Overwatch’s full roster of 23 heroes and 13 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the latest Weekly Brawl. Players will also have the ability to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customisation options (if you decide to purchase a copy of Overwatch after test driving the game, you’ll get to keep any progress that you made during the weekend – just be sure to use the same battle.net account)
It’s easy to think everyone’s played this one before due to its popularity but if it’s your first time in here are the basics – It’s a 5v5 first person shooter and you’ll fire your primary weapon shoots with a left click, each character has different weapon but some also have a secondary fire mode assigned to the right click like Pharah which will detonate a rocket mid flight or Roadhog that will fire a longer ranged, narrower shotgun blast. Every hero can also perform a quick melee attack with the ‘V’ key and this is ideal for finishing a low health enemy off while they reload 🙂 Ultimates are the game-changers, powerful abilities that can turn the tide of battle when you press ‘Q’, you’ll automatically charge them over time, but you can gain charge faster when you deal damage. As long as you don’t switch heroes, your ultimate’s charge level will stick around even if you die. The best tip I can think of for newbies is try not to go into fights alone, when you stick with your teammates you’ll ensure that your support heroes can easily protect allies, and coordinate with your attacks on opponents.
It’s certainly going to be a target rich environment new players from around the world jumping in – GAME ON!