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Xbox Live Gold members can play Fallout 4 for free this weekend

If you have yet to jump into Bethesda's latest wasteland adventure, Fallout 4 will be free for Xbox Live Gold (opens in new tab) subscribers to check out this weekend. Starting at midnight on May 25, Gold members will be able to download Fallout 4 for free and explore its ravaged lands through midnight on May 28.

Fallout 4 originally hit the scene in November 2015, offering up hundreds of hours of quests and exploration across the main game and its subsequent DLC. The game stays planted deep in the Fallout franchise's RPG roots as the player character emerges to explore the world more than 200 years after it was wracked by a nuclear disaster.

There's a ton of freedom and depth involved in the story, and a weekend with the game will only let you dip your toes into the action, so to speak. If you're an Xbox Live Gold subscriber and you haven't tried a Fallout game before, this is definitely worth checking out. And if you need a primer before jumping in, check out our review of the game.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to

  • I assume you mean the 28th is the end date...
  • game for gold should make is way to PC too... 
  • Why? They already get free MP. I can see Play Anywhere titles though.
  • Why? How about to get more people to use their service? ofc they shouldn't just give away he bigger games since people aren't paying them, but at least provide 1-2 games for a limited period. And maybe have give away like they have on PC sometimes...
  • The vast majority of games on the Windows store are already free though.
  • To complete the news article AND to inform people.
    Its ALSO available on steam for free. Yes, no need to be a paid subscriber of a service...