Overwatch has surpassed 40 million players

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Blizzard has published a new Overwatch blog post to announce that the game will be free to play on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Blizzard's successful online hero shooter Overwatch is having its two-year anniversary later this month, and fans are expecting something special, but before that, the development team has something else to share.

Kaplan also added that the Overwatch community now boasts 40 million players. What we do know is the game has a LOT of players.

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"Petra is handsome. There are some really fun gameplay elements to it as well", Kaplan continued.

Kaplan then moved on to discussing the new Overwatch map that Deathmatch players will get, a free-for-all map called Petra.

Overwatch and the Anniversary event will be playable during a Free Weekend, which will run from May 25 through May 29.

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Jeff talks briefly about the new deathmatch map Petra which comes with a mega-health pack in the center of the map and it has a lot of "diversity".

For this free weekend, we're making Overwatch's full roster of 27 heroes and 18 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade.

Covering a new Competitive Deathmatch season and other features, Kaplan also previewed a new loot box that'll be available during the anniversary event. Included is a range of new content such as over 50 cosmetic items, a new death match map, and all previous seasonal cosmetic items. Additionally, the event will bring back all seasonal cosmetic items, as well as some past seasonal brawls.

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