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Blizzard Announces Overwatch Free Trial From November 20-26th

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Considering joining the Overwatch Community? Well this week, you’ll be able to test drive Overwatch for free on all platforms.

That’s right, Blizzard has announced that from November 20th-26th you’ll have access to almost all that Overwatch offers: 29 heroes—including Ashe—and 19 maps for you to play via Quick Play, Arcade or Custom Games.

During the trial, you’ll be able to level up and earn in-game loot as well as unlock character customizations, such as voice lines and different skins. Plus, if you decide to purchase the game after the Free Trial, all of your progress and loot will transfer over—so long as you use the same Blizzard, Sony or Xbox Live account. 

There will also be rewards available for both new and existing players alike. If you’ve linked your Blizzard and Twitch accounts, you can earn three Ashe sprays just by watching 2 hours of Overwatch streams.

Here’s a look, aren’t they cute?

Ashe Sprays

If you haven’t linked your accounts, don’t worry. All you need to do is visit the twitch connections page, log in and then click connect beside ‘Blizzard Battle.Net.’

In order to participate in the Free Trial, you’ll need to install Overwatch. For PC users, download the Battle.net app here, create an account and from there you’ll be able to sign into the launcher.

The trial period will begin on November 20th at 2:00 p.m. EDT, at this time you’ll be able to install the game by clicking the Overwatch icon on the left side of the launcher and then hitting ‘Install.’ To find more information for each platform, visit the Overwatch Free Trial page.

Hopefully we’ll see lots of new names in the game this week. My words of advice for any newcomers: just get on the payload. Please.

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