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Blizzard has the solution for gamers who still have a hard time committing to “Overwatch” despite its undeniable popularity. The feature is available for all PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users.

The announcement came straight from the official site of “Overwatch,” as well as its corresponding social media accounts, on Thursday.

The “Overwatch” Free Weekend will take place from Sept. 9 to 12, with Blizzard providing interested players the full coverage of the existing game. This includes all 22 heroes and the 13 maps that are already available. Like those already part of the “Overwatch” world, those who want to take part of the free play will have access to a variety of modes -- Quick play, Custom Games, Weekly Brawl and Play vs. AI.

Players’ characters will also have the opportunity to level up throughout the weekend. Loot boxes are also up for grabs, and players can unlock different customisation options.

All Xbox One owners with an Xbox Live Gold membership and all PS4 users will be able to download the game for those three days, without a code required. More specifically, “Overwatch” Free Weekend will begin on Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. PT (Sept. 10 at 4 a.m. AEST) and will end on Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. PDT (Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. AEST). This will be available in all gameplay regions.

It should be noted, however, that only players using the same gaming platform can battle with or against each other. So while the game allows the formation of a team with as many as six members, friends need to be on the same type of console to play with or against each other.

The approximate downloadable size of “Overwatch” is 15GB and is supported by a variety of languages -- English, French, German, Castilian Spanish, Polish, Italian, Russian, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese.

Should participants decide to purchase “Overwatch: Origins Edition,” any and all progress from the free play will be saved.