This weekend, online multiplayer for the Xbox one will be free to all players. On top of this special offer, a range of games will be free to play. From Gears 5 to Borderlands 3, Subnautica, and Dragon Ball FighterZ, there’s certainly a title for everyone to check out over the weekend.
From tomorrow, (August 7), through to Monday, August 10, Microsoft will be hosting their very own Big Gaming Weekend. It means that players will not need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to take part in multiplayer.
For the full rundown of the weekend’s games, check out the list below. Six of the ten of the titles are from the Xbox Game Pass. For a number of the titles that are available, there will be set trial windows. Every title listed will be available to play from August 7 into August 10, with the exception of Borderlands 3.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (8/7 - 8/10, multiplayer & console only)
Gears 5 (8/6 - 8/10, console and PC)
Black Desert Online (8/6 - 8/10, console only)
Dragon Ball FighterZ (8/6 - 8/10, console only)
Monster Hunter World (8/6 - 8/10, console only, Iceborne not included)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (8/6 - 8/19, console only)
Borderlands 3 (8/6 - 8/9, console only)
Subnautica (8/6 - 8/10, console and PC)
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (8/6 - 8/10, console only)
Ark: Survival Evolved (8/6 - 8/10, console and PC)
The only rule of Big Gaming Weekend? Everyone plays. That means free access to:
- @Borderlands 3
- DRAGON BALL FighterZ
- Select XGP titles like Gears 5 and Ark: Survival
- Online multiplayer
— Xbox (@Xbox) August 6, 2020
The news gets better. Despite having a day still to go, the games can be queued for download now, and will become accessible to play once the event begins.
On August 1, Microsoft announced changes to the Xbox Game Pass. They’ve since gone on to confirm via VGC that the Game Pass will not be dropping the 'Xbox' from the name, despite the recent change to the logo. A spokesperson for Microsoft confirmed that "while the logo is new, there have been no changes to the name of the service, it remains Xbox Game Pass.”
What will you be playing this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.