If you've been holding out on checking out Overwatch since 2016, you might have a good opportunity to do so soon. Blizzard is working with its Overwatch League team partners to host a giveaway of PC copies of the game, starting soon.
The promotion was live for a short moment on the Boston Uprising's League site, before it was taken down after some noticed the page. The offer allowed users to fill out a form in order to receive a free code for Overwatch on PC in their inbox. It also entailed 200 Overwatch League Tokens, which can be used to buy special in-game skins that represent the various League teams.
Though the page was taken down, it seems the promotion was still on. Overwatch League VP Jon Spector tweeted last night that all of the League's franchises will be working with Blizzard to host their own giveaways, "in limited quantities and for a limited time." The VP says teams will be going live with their promotions "soon," and more details will follow from them.
The promotion seems like it could be timed to some big Overwatch League events, like the upcoming Grand Finals starting on Oct. 8, but honestly, it's a pretty good time to jump into Overwatch if you haven't already. The hero-based team shooter has had ups and downs over the years since its 2016 launch, yet between casual games and its wildly inventive Workshop modes, it holds up pretty well.
With a sequel seemingly on the horizon, it's a good time for a refresher course, or maybe just an excuse to play some Overwatch again. It doesn't seem like this is signalling any greater change for Overwatch's distribution, as other competitive Blizzard games have changed in the past. Rather, it's a giveaway—so if you're looking to snag a shiny new PC copy, you might want to turn those tweet notifications on.