You can pick up Overwatch half price until January 2

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With fairer matchmaking (opens in new tab) on the horizon and the inaugural Overwatch League season (opens in new tab) incoming next month, now seems as good a time as ever to get your hands on multiplayer FPS Overwatch. And Blizzard is trying to topple any fence sitters over the holidays by halving the price of the game until January 2, mirroring the deal it offered over Black Friday.

The standard edition of the game will now cost you $19.99/£16.99, while the Game of the Year Edition—complete with skins, extra loot boxes and Overwatch-themed goodies in other Blizzard games (opens in new tab)—is £$29.99/£24.99. Head over to Battle.net for the deals (opens in new tab).

For the eagle-eyed among you, yes, the UK discount on the standard edition is slightly less than 50% (the original price was £29.99), which is a little odd. Still, it's a damn good deal for a game of this quality and staying power.

Click here (opens in new tab) to browse the recent Overwatch news to see what's changed in the past few months (the addition of the new healer Moira is a biggie (opens in new tab)), and if you're at all interested in the competitive Overwatch League then Damian has written a great run down of all the competing teams (opens in new tab). London has a genuine shot at the title, it seems.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.