Shooting Star Animated Short for Overwatch and the New Busan Map!

Plus Overwatch is free to play this weekend!

Blizzard has brought online an amazing new Overwatch animated short, which tells the story of the game’s hyper-focused and talented mech pilot, D.Va. You can watch the Shooting Star animated short in the player above, and director Ben Dai and editor Jake Patton have also posted a commentary video, which you can check out below.

Also revealed was the new Busan map. Travel to Busan, South Korea and battle for control across three distinct locales within one map: Sanctuary, Downtown, and MEKA Base.

Explore the serene setting of the Sanctuary, surrounded by an ancient temple, beautiful gardens, and historic architecture. Clash in the bustling metropolis of Downtown, where players will fight across a busy PC bang, flashy karaoke bar, and central light rail station (just watch out for the train). Contest for position in MEKA Base—home of South Korea’s frontline defense against the gwishin omnic attacks: D.Va and the rest of the MEKA squad. Teams must fight to hold each of the three stages to establish complete control of the city that refuses to surrender its way of life to any threat.

In addition, Overwatch is free to play from August 23 until August 27 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

For the “Overwatch Free Weekend,” Blizzard is making game’s full roster of 28 heroes — along with the newly released Wrecking Ball — and 18 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. Players will also be able to level up, earn seasonal Summer Games Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customization options for their heroes.

Plus, if you decide to purchase Overwatch after test driving the game, you’ll get to keep any progress that you made during the weekend  – just be sure to use the same Blizzard, Xbox Live, or Sony Entertainment account that you played on. More details on “Overwatch Free Weekend” can be found here.

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