There’s no better way to kick off another year than with a brand new game sale from PlayStation. Even if you made a new year’s resolution not to hoard, there’s a bunch of offers here that’ll tempt you including a discount on the excellent Observer: System Redux for PS5, price drops for PSVR goodies and bargain bin pricing for nearly every great RPG of the modern era.
The good news is with the advent of next gen, older PS4 games are going down in price fast. If there’s something you missed out on, now’s the time to grab it. There’s plenty of fantastic games going cheap.
You’ve got the usual suspects like The Witcher III going for $14.38 and Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition for $12.47, but there’s also some newer additions too. You can grab the ever-popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for $13.18 during the sale, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts & SGW3 Unlimited Edition for $20.38 and the latest Elder Scrolls Online bundle (which includes Morrowind, Summerset, Elsweyr and Greymoor) at its lowest price yet for $32.98.
Then there’s also discounts on some bonafide PS5-enhanced games including Mortal Kombat 11 for $27.98, Godfall for $86.21 and the aforementioned Observer: System Redux for $35.96.
Here’s the best of what else is currently on sale:
- .hack//G.U. Last Recode – $13.99
- A Plague Tale: Innocence – $23.38
- Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey – $27.18
- Batman: Arkham VR – $14.97
- BioShock: The Collection – $19.99
- Blair Witch – $19.97
- Blood & Truth VR – $20.33
- Control: Ultimate Edition – $29.97
- Cuphead – $20.96
- Desperadoes III – $59.97
- Doctor Who: The Edge of Time VR – $18.97
- Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot – $39.98
- Dreams – $27.47
- Godfall (PS5) – $86.21
- Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor (Includes Base Game, Elsweyr, Summerset + Morrowind) – $32.98
- Hitman GOTY – $18.19
- Hitman 2 – $21.98
- Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition – $12.47
- Job Simulator VR – $18.71
- Journey to the Savage Planet – $19.97
- Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition – $21.41
- Marvel’s Spider-Man GOTY – $41.97
- Mortal Kombat 11 (PS5) – $27.98
- Moving Out – $18.57
- Ni no Kuni II: Revanant Kingdom – $13.99
- Observer: System Redux (PS5) – $35.96
- Overcooked! All You Can Eat (PS5) – $52.46
- Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition – $13.99
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – $13.18
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider – $21.23
- Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts & SGW3 Unlimited Edition – $20.38
- Slay the Spire – $18.97
- Tekken 7 – $13.99
- Two Point Hospital – $29.97
- Unravel Yarny Bundle (Unravel + Unravel Two) – $8.99
- We Happy Few – $14.99
You can check out the full list of games on sale via the PlayStation Store.
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Let’s Get Ready for Overwatch 2
Before you dive into the world of Overwatch 2, here’s all the details you need to know about what’s on the way and how to be ready for the fight on day one, October 4.
Kindly note: Both existing and new players need to complete some steps before they’re ready for the battlefield in Overwatch 2. Make sure to check out the Before You Play section later in this article to make sure you’re ready!
Play Your Way
New seasons of Overwatch 2 will roll out approximately every nine weeks and feature new in-game items. You will be able to progress through the Battle Pass to unlock free rewards, or you can get the Season 1 Premium Battle Pass to unlock even more exclusive seasonal content like the brand-new Cyber Demon Genji Mythic skin and instant access to Overwatch 2’s latest hero, Kiriko.
Challenges will earn you Overwatch Coins, which you can spend in the in-game shop on all-new cosmetic items for a truly customized experience. The Season 1 shop will offer exclusive bundles featuring your favorite heroes clad in the first season’s theme — cyberpunk!
Want the Season 1 Premium Battle Pass on day one? Check out the Watchpoint Pack on the Xbox Store which includes the Premium Battle Pass as well as even more exclusive goodies, such as 2,000 Overwatch Coins, seven Legendary skins and instant access to the newest hero, Kiriko.
New Places to Play
Overwatch 2 takes the fight worldwide with the addition of new maps in various game modes. While the official betas introduced Circuit Royal, Colosseo, Midtown, New Queen, and Paraiso, the first season will also present a new map — Esperança! This gorgeous and detailed map is based in Portugal and features Push mode gameplay. Moving forward, a new map is expected to arrive every other season.
Returning and Exclusive Seasonal Events
Every season will also feature the return of past limited-time game modes and introduce all-new ones. Season 1 will feature the Junkenstein’s Revenge: Wrath of the Bride event where you will face off against haunted foes to achieve your goal.
Before You Play
Overwatch 2 is right around the corner! Get battle ready by reading through the information below. For the ultimate day one experience, new and existing players should follow all the necessary steps in our pre-launch checklists.
Let’s Get You Back in The Fight! Pre-Launch Checklist for Existing Players
- Pre-download Overwatch 2: Existing Xbox players can begin downloading Overwatch 2 at 9:00 a.m. PDT on October 4.
- Merge your accounts: With the launch of cross-progression, you can merge multiple Overwatch accounts to carry progression and in-game cosmetics into Overwatch 2 on a single profile. Those with multiple accounts must confirm their account merge to carry over progress from Overwatch into Overwatch 2. For more information on Account Merge, check out our FAQ.
It’s Time to Save The World! Pre-Launch Checklist for New Players
- Pre-download Overwatch 2: New Xbox players can begin downloading Overwatch 2 at 11:00 a.m. PDT on October 4.
A New Journey Is Right Around the Corner
It’s no small feat to launch a video game! In preparation for the arrival of Overwatch 2, the current version of Overwatch will come down at approximately 9:00 a.m. PDT on October 3. Overwatch 2 will then launch at approximately 12:00 p.m. PDT on October 4.
Overwatch® 2: Watchpoint Pack
Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
Get a head start with the Overwatch® 2: Watchpoint Pack, the home base of your new gameplay experience. The pack features everything you need to get started on Day 1!
The pack includes the following Overwatch® 2 in-game content: Season One Premium Battle Pass, 7 Legendary skins (including 2 all-new Space Raider skins), 5 Epic skins, 2000 Overwatch Coins and Overwatch® 2 Player Icon.*
With the Season One Premium Battle Pass you can unlock over 80 tiers of rewards including Mythic Cyber Demon Genji, Legendary Hinotori Kiriko, and more. In addition, as a Season One Premium Battle Pass owner you will automatically receive access to Overwatch’s latest hero Kiriko!**
Includes instant access to Overwatch Legendary Edition.
*Items will be awarded to players that have purchased Overwatch® 2 Watchpoint Pack when Overwatch® 2 launches, actual date subject to change.
**Season One Battle Pass applies to Season One only and will not award access to any future Battle Pass or seasonal/live content. Season One will launch alongside Overwatch® 2 in October 2022.
For more information, please visit https://playoverwatch.com.
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