Xbox Live Gold members can play The Elder Scrolls Online for free this weekend

Xbox Live Gold members will get a chance to take a crack at The Elder Scrolls Online for free this weekend (opens in new tab) 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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  • Yes. I want to go to there. (anyone get the 30 Rock reference?)
  • Love that Liz Lemon
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  • Man, I dont even have time to play the games I own!
  • that's cool, but instead of being timed it should be skilled based or something.    it's like saying you can play World of Warcraft for 3 days.. there is no much you can do in that
  • Yeah, that would be awesome.
  • Uh world of Warcraft is basically free to play up until level 20 or so.
  • and that's exactly my point, this one should be free to play until some point... in skill or level or something
  • Well Elder Scrolls complete has no monthly subscription charge so in the long run you save money.
  • Bleh.
  • Bleh.
  • It's a decent game, though sometimes feels a bit like a grind. Still, a timed introduction is quite a fine way of going about it. Take the free crowns and have some fun with it!