Any progress made over the free-weekend can transfer to a purchased copy.
Blizzard is also gearing up to release a game of the year edition, which not only celebrates its year of existence, but the huge rack of accolades that the game received in that short span of time. It's likely that it'll be an entirely new game mode, complete with new skins, sprays, voice lines, and icons.
Overwatch has been quite a successful endeavor for Blizzard Entertainment and the studio intends to support the game with new maps and playable characters. In the case of Overwatch, which won more Game of the Year awards than we can recount, it's Game of the Year edition is certainly warranted.
Blizzard's official Overwatch Youtube channel also uploaded a video thanking players for supporting the game while highlighting some key Overwatch events over the past year. On PC, players in the Americas and Europe will be able to participate in the free weekend.
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The Art of Overwatch Limited Edition comes packaged in a handsome clamshell box with magnetic clasps and includes an acetate slipcover featuring one of the game's most iconic heroes, Tracer.
Hero Skins: Vintage skins for Blackwatch Reyes, Strike-Commander Morrison, Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Phara, and Slipstream Tracer. Additionally, the new edition includes 10 loot boxes for players to open with random contents. May 29 marks the end of the fourth competitive season according to a developer post on the Overwatch official forums. "As an example, that date and time is May 28 5:00pm Pacific Daylight Time or May 28 8:00pm Eastern Daylight Time".
It has announced that it will be hosting a special new event that will begin next week, on May 23.
Head to the Overwatch blog for more info on the free weekend, including installation and play instructions. The book also comes with two portfolios containing a total of three prints chosen by the Overwatch team.