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Xbox Live multiplayer goes free for everyone through August 12

If you still haven't gone in on an Xbox Live Gold subscription, Microsoft is giving everyone a little taste for free this weekend (opens in new tab). Running from today through August 12, Xbox Live multiplayer will be open to everyone across Xbox One for every game.

Any multiplayer titles you currently own will allow you to take part in the action. But if you're looking for something new to play, Microsoft has the hookup there as well. Throughout the weekend, RPG epic The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (opens in new tab) and arcade racer OnRush (opens in new tab) are both available to play for free.

The free weekend is already in effect, and you'll have through 11:59 p.m. PT on August 12 to take part. Normally, Xbox Live Gold costs $9.99 per month (opens in new tab), and includes fresh lineup of free games for subscribers to get their hands on every month.

If you're busy this weekend, Microsoft runs these events once every few of months or so, and this certainly won't be the last we see. Are there any games you're planning to leap into 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.

3 Comments
  • It should be free....period.
  • it really should be lol
  • Except HW and Games, SW and services should all be free.