Blizzard has announced that they will be running another free weekend for their hugely successful first-person shooter Overwatch
, recently enhanced for Xbox One X. So long as they have an Xbox Live Gold subscription that's required to play, players will have access to the full roster of characters and maps, and will be able to level up and earn some loot boxes. Any progress made will be carried over to the paid version of the game, should a player decide to purchase the game afterwards. Achievements, however, have been disabled for this free weekend. The free weekend will start at 11:00am PT on February 16th. To see what time that is in your timezone, check out the rather handy start time map below or visit a time zone converter website like this one
The free weekend will then end at 11:59pm PT on February 19th — there's no helpful map for that one, unfortunately. If you want to try out a shooter but Overwatch
isn't quite your thing, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
will also be free-to-play
this weekend.Check out our The Best Xbox First Person Shooters Available in 2018 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.