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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — The clock is ticking as Tracer, Genji, Winston, and Mercy travel to Cuba to head off a stormfront and chase down the Omnic Talon boss Maximilien in the all-new Overwatch Archives replayable mission, Storm Rising—now live!

Also included in the Overwatch Archives event are returning missions Uprising and Retribution, which give players a chance to dive deeper into the important moments in Overwatch’s history. Additionally, players can earn more than 160 cosmetic items!

Overwatch Archives will be available until May 6 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Free Trial is Back

Overwatch is also back with a Free Trial, now through April 23. The game’s full roster of 30 heroes is playable, including the newly announced combat medic Baptiste! Players can explore 27 maps in a variety of modes, such as Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade, to experience everything Overwatch has to offer.

Free Trial players can level up, earn Loot Boxes, unlock a variety of different customization options for their heroes, and keep any progress made during the trial when they then purchase the game on the same Blizzard or console account.

April Sale: Discounts for New Players

We’re also making this an April to remember with deep discounts on Overwatch. For those who haven’t yet tried the game, take advantage of huge price cuts on the Blizzard Shop for the Legendary Edition, Standard Edition, and Digital Upgrade (from Standard Edition). The sale ends on Monday, April 29 at 8:59 CEST.

  • 51% off Legendary Edition

  • 24% off Standard Edition

  • 78% off Digital Upgrade (from Standard Edition)

Players can also benefit from discounts on the Overwatch: Legendary Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One via the PlayStation and Xbox stores, as well as the Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition from participating retailers.