On May 24th, 2016, Blizzard Entertainment officially released the full version of Overwatch. This basically means that you can now enjoy it full throttle on your PC, Xbox One or PS4. If you are one of the lucky few who managed to sample the beta version, you must be salivating at the prospect of savoring the real thing.
If you missed out on the beta release, not to worry. You can now enjoy the full version. The ultimate question is, “how can you get Overwatch”? The answer is simple: just download it. This simple guide is going to show you how to do just that.
Before getting to the specifics of how to download Overwatch, there are two important things to note. First of all, the game is available on purchase. Secondly, how to download it depends on which platform you want to play it in. We shall look at how to download Overwatch on a PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Downloading Overwatch On A PC
To download Overwatch on a PC, you need the Battle.net desktop app. This is because the game is actually downloaded (and played) on this app. As such, the first step towards downloading Overwatch on a PC is to download and install the Battle.net app.
In case you don’t already have the app on your PC, you can download it free of charge on this link (http://eu.battle.net/en/app/). Once you’ve installed Battle.net, here is how to download Overwatch:
Step 1. Launch the Battle.net app
Step 2. Log in with your Battle.net account. In case you don’t have an account, you can create one for free on this link (https://us.battle.net/account/creation/tos.html).
Step 3. Once you log in, you will see an icon labeled Overwatch. This icon will be located on the left-hand side of the Battle.net desktop app window.
Step 4. To download the game, simply select the Overwatch icon, and click “install”. The game will download automatically, and install.
Basically, downloading Overwatch on a PC is as simple as that. Here’s the best part: in case you already had Overwatch on your PC, you don’t need to follow the above steps. Simply sign in, and the game will automatically update to the latest version.
Downloading Overwatch On Xbox One
To download Overwatch onto an Xbox One console, just follow these four simple steps:
Step 1. Turn on the Xbox One
Step 2. Log into your Xbox Live Account
Step 3. Select “My games & apps” from the Xbox One Home Screen
Step 4. From the Games tab, find the Overwatch icon. Upon finding it, select it and click install. The game will download and install on your Xbox One.
By the way, the steps 3 & 4 only apply in cases where the Instant On-Mode is disabled. In case it is enabled, then the Overwatch will download automatically.
Downloading Overwatch On PS4
For those who have a PlayStation 4, here’s how you can download Overwatch:
Step 1: Turn on the PS4, and log into your local user account
Step 2: Go to the PlayStation Store
Step 3: Select “Search” from the top menu and type “Overwatch” into the search box
Step 4: From the search results, look for “Overwatch: Origins Edition”
Step 5: Select “Overwatch: Origins Edition” and click Download. The game will download onto your PS4.
In a nutshell, that is how to download Overwatch on a PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Therefore, if you are one of the fans who have been ardently waiting for the game, here is your chance. Just follow the steps above, and you’ll have the game on your PC or gaming console in no time. You can then begin fighting those epic battles. Happy Gaming!