Xbox Live Gold members will get a chance to take a crack at The Elder Scrolls Online for free this weekend on Xbox One. The full free-play period is a tad longer than usual, however, in order to give those in the U.S. a chance to take on the world of Tamriel for the full holiday weekend. The event will officially kick off on November 23 and end on November 27 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Of course, as with all free weekends, any achievements and gamerscore you earn will stay with you even after the event. If you do plan to play, you'll want to make sure you start downloading the game right away on November 23, as it is rather hefty in size. To sweeten the deal further, Microsoft is throwing in 500 crowns to spend on whatever you want. The Gold Edition of the game will also be available at a discount if you want to keep playing.

Will you be stepping into the world of Tamriel this weekend? Let us know your plans in the comments!

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