Overwatch Free Weekend Now Live On PS4, Xbox One, And PC


The Overwatch free weekend gives players access to all of the game's 25 heroes and 16 maps in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade.

Next week, we're taking another step to help reduce unwelcome behavior by implementing permanent bans for Competitive Play. It is also important to note that the seasonal bans do not have to be consecutive in order for them to count against you. Better yet, the seasonal bans don't have to happen in rapid succession to accrue enough for a permanent ban. The "Overwatch" system will permanently ban players if it detects that a third-party application is being used to automate any feature of the game, exploit bugs, or engage in any activity that brings unfair advantage to others. Leaving a competitive match early or being kicked for inactivity will make the player ineligible for any new matches until that original match has reached its conclusion.

If a player gets a seasonal ban in different game seasons, it could also result in a permanent ban (as long as the season ban reaches three).

Blizzard has made it clear that once an account has been issued a permanent ban, the player can do nothing to return in the good books of the developer. That's right, Overwatch is free for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC all weekend long! In other words, prepare to read a lot about players getting permanently banned from ranked games due to power failures or worse. Kaplan goes over how to deal with these players from the user's perspective, what the team plans on doing about it, and how they don't want those creating a poor environment in the community at all.

PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold are required on console.

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