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Xbox Live multiplayer is free for everyone this weekend

If you don't have an Xbox Live Gold subscription, Microsoft is giving players a chance to play online for free (opens in new tab) this weekend. Running from February 15 through February 18, Xbox Live multiplayer will be open to everyone across Xbox One and Xbox 360 for every game.

If you're an avid gamer, you probably already have a number of games with multiplayer modes to check out. However, if you're looking for something new, Microsoft says that both Rainbow Six Siege (opens in new tab) and NBA 2K18 (opens in new tab) are free to play this weekend as well. You can download and play both games for free from now through February 18 at 11:59 p.m. PST. The progress you make in either game will also carry over if you decide to pick them up after the free play days are over. In a separate post, Blizzard announced that Overwatch (opens in new tab) is free to play this weekend as well, so there's no shortage of things to play.

If you're interested in signing up after this weekend, Xbox Live Gold normally runs $9.99 per month, but that monthly cost goes down if you subscribe in 3- or 12-month intervals. Will you be checking out any multiplayer games on your Xbox this weekend?

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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 daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

2 Comments
  • I honestly didn't know you had to pay for multiplayer in Xbox. I'll remain on this side of PC gaming, thank you very much.
  • Server don't run itself tho... esp if you only pay for a game once.
    They give players unlimited cross-platform cloud sync for free.
    Titanfall, PUBG and a few AAAs use Azure too.