Puzzled on what to play this weekend? Don’t worry, we got you covered! Through this weekend, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions for free. Immerse yourself in an open-world, fast-paced MMORPG or challenge friends, family, and online players to fun and fast-paced puzzle action.

The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, August 15 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Sunday, August 18 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. You can find and install the games here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One.

The following games are also currently available for purchase at a discount so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game during the event.




 Black Desert

In this expansive, living, and breathing world MMORPG, engage in thrilling combat with monsters and bosses, battle alongside friends and your guild, and hone your crafting and trade skills. Play as different classes as you immerse yourself in a story surrounded by a beautiful fantasy setting.

The region of Kamasylvia has been added to the wide, open-world of Black Desert on Xbox One. Kamasylvia, the birthplace of the elves that was blessed by the goddess Sylvia, contains a wealth of unique areas for Adventurers to explore. The region update also includes the new Archer class and introduces a fairy companion. Hailing from Kamasylvia, the Archer is a highly mobile class capable of shooting enemies while simultaneously dodging their attacks. Even against insurmountable odds, he is able to escape death’s grip with incredible agility.

Puyo Puyo Champions

Jump into fast-paced puzzle action in Puyo Puyo Champions! Stack Puyos in strategic formations to generate chains, sending “garbage” Puyos to your opponents. With both single player and multiplayer options and fan favorite rulesets, there’s something for everyone.

Don’t miss out on this exciting weekend event for Xbox Live Gold members! Learn more about Free Play Days here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire to find out about future Free Play Days and all the latest Xbox gaming news.

Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Vigor for free on Xbox One during Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days! Experience an excellent opportunity to face the harsh-yet-beautiful backdrop of post-war Norway. The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, August 8 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Sunday, August 11 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

With the recent release of the massive 0.9 Update: Aid, there has never been a better time to jump into Vigor and start building your Shelter amid a fallen society. The latest update improved the overall shooting experience and movement and brought additions like weapons skins, story challenges, daily challenges, achievements, gestures, Outlander’s Store, customizations, spectator mode, and new lobby.

Last but not least, you can become a savior by donating food to the not-so-lucky via the Charity Box where you can work up your Outlander savior rank in the leaderboard. For a detailed breakdown, check out the recent Update 0.9 blog here on Xbox Wire.

If you enjoy the Free Weekend, you can opt to continue playing by purchasing the Founder’s Pack. This grants you immediate access to Vigor and exclusive items only available during the Xbox Game Preview. Remember it’s one of the last chances for these rewards as Vigor will become free-to-play this Summer.

Anyone wanting to try this shoot ‘n’ loot before its Summer release can download Vigor today by clicking on the Gold Member area on the home dashboard or directly from the Microsoft Store.

Will you be able to endure the unforgiving lands of post-war Norway? There’s only one way to find out! See you in post-war Norway, Outlanders!

Get ready, FighterZ! We’re pleased to announce that Dragon Ball FighterZ will be available to Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (with Xbox Live Gold included in your membership) members for free during Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days! Experience the spectacular battles, fast paced, exciting and easy-to-learn gameplay that made it a hit worldwide.

The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, August 1 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Sunday, August 4 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Download Dragon Ball FighterZ today by clicking on the Gold Member area on the home dashboard or directly from the Microsoft Store and take the stage in one of the most dynamic fighting games to date!

Xbox Live Gold members can also pick up Dragon Ball FighterZ at a discount during this period and enjoy this fighting game frenzy beyond the Free Play Days period. If purchased, you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game during the event.



 Featuring a roster of your favorite Dragon Ball characters with a 3vs3 tag/support system, relive some of the most epic battles from the anime or craft your own story with the large assortment of characters. Create a team with classic fan-favorite characters such as Goku, Vegeta, and Piccolo, or mix and match with villains such as Cell and Frieza.

With a free switching battle mechanic that adds another element of strategy to the gameplay, Dragon Ball FighterZ boasts a level of complexity that delivers a unique fighting experience, elevating it amongst its peers. By mastering everything from dynamic aerial combat capabilities to adrenaline-inducing combos, players can stand out amongst the best in this action-packed thriller. However, epic combat isn’t the only thing Dragon Ball FighterZ offers, fans of the series can also enjoy famous scenes from the anime reproduced in 60 fps and 1080p resolution, with higher resolution supported on Xbox One X!

If you’re looking for some inspiration or just want to get hyped up for your battles, be sure to tune in to the Dragon Ball FighterZ Twitch stream on  from August 2-4 to watch players duke it out at EVO 2019.

Don’t miss out on this exciting weekend event for Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members! Learn more about Free Play Days here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire to find out about future Free Play Days and all the latest Xbox gaming news.

Get ready for an action-packed Free Play Days event this weekend with this awesome, diverse lineup of games! Through this weekend, Xbox Live Gold members can play Overwatch, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, and Worms W.M.D. The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, July 25 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Sunday, July 28 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

And as an added bonus, we’re also giving Xbox Live Gold members access to the Gears 5 Tech Test this weekend! The Gears 5 Tech Test begins Friday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m. PDT and runs through to Monday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.

You can find and install the games here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One.

The following games are also currently available for purchase at a discount so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game during the event. Please note that discounts may vary depending on your region.

 Gears 5 Tech Test

Multiplayer fans of all types can enjoy this weekend test session, as you’ll get to play Escalation (our updated competitive game type) along with Arcade (a new and approachable multiplayer game type) and a longtime fan favorite: King of the Hill. For players new to Gears or those that want to practice their skills and learn new mechanics we’ve added our new training mode – Bootcamp. The Tech Test also features a short Tour of Duty, which is a series of challenges for players to earn content – completing all these challenges unlocks an exclusive Tech Test Banner. Players can also unlock three Versus Weapon Skins by completing some additional challenges. This is your last chance to be among the first to play Gears 5, so jump in now!

Overwatch

Welcome to Overwatch, a highly stylized team-based shooter set on a near-future Earth. Every match is an intense multiplayer showdown pitting a diverse cast of heroes against each other on objective-based maps set across the world. Overwatch features 30 unique heroes, each bringing their own incredible powers and game-changing ultimate abilities into battle.  Grab your friends and have some fun in the sun with the latest in game event: Overwatch Summer Games!

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker

Experience acrobatic ninja action with high-speed battles in Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. Your favorite Naruto characters return in a vividly colored graphic style, complete with dynamic 3rd person ninja gameplay in an arena environment. Play co-op with friends in a team of 4 and battle with other teams online to become the ultimate ninja!

Note: players who have save data of the Free Trial version of Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker can play the full game during the Free Play Days event. To continue on that specific save file after the event is over, players must purchase the full game. To continue playing the Trial Version after the event, players must delete their Free Play Days save data and start a new file.

Worms W.M.D

Incoming! The explosive Worms W.M.D. is free for this weekend only. Jam packed full of content including the brand-new Brimstone Update, complete with a new theme, gravestones, outfits and now you can use crafted weapons in a scheme.

Don’t miss out on this exciting weekend event for Xbox Live Gold members! Learn more about Free Play Days here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire to find out about future Free Play Days and all the latest Xbox gaming news.

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Jump into the co-op looter shooter that started it all! Enjoy a blend of FPS and RPG mechanics as you play one four characters who each have their own unique skillsets to use and master. Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition will be available for free this weekend to Xbox Live Gold members who will have access to the full game during the Free Play Days period.

Installation Instructions

The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, July 18 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Sunday, July 21 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. You can find and install Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One!

Keep Your Progress

You can also purchase the game at a discount and continue playing as well as keep your Gamerscore and any achievements you earned in-game during the event.

  • Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition ($29.99 MSRP) at 50% off: $15.00

Piles of Content

Whether you’re a longtime Borderlands fan looking for an excuse to revisit the game where it all began, or a relative newcomer to the series looking for an action-packed history lesson, Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition has you covered. You’ll be able to play the entire adventure as well as all four of the included add-on packs, all in Ultra HD visuals! And don’t forget to check out Borderlands 3, which releases September 13! You can learn more about and pre-order Borderlands 3 here.

Stay tuned here and/or Xbox Wire for future news on Free Play Days events for Xbox Live Gold members.

Start your engines, prepare your Rocket Boosts, and don’t forget to bring your friends. Rocket League, the hit sports/action hybrid and recipient of more than 150 Game of the Year nominations, will be available for free this weekend to Xbox Live Gold members who will have access to the full game during the Free Play Days period.

The Free Play Days event begins Wednesday, July 10 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Monday, July 15 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. You can find and install the game here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One! The game is also currently available for purchase at a discount so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game during the event.

  • Rocket League ($19.99 MSRP) at 50% off: $10.00

Hit the Rocket League pitch by yourself in 1v1 Duels, or invite friends and play 2v2, 3v3, or the chaotic 4v4 mode. There’s also Hoops Mode for basketball fans, Snow Day that combines Rocket League and hockey, and the zany Drop Shot and Rumble modes. All playlists can be played against online opponents or locally for couch co-op fun.

Also live right now is the totally tubular ’80s-themed in-game event, Radical Summer. Earn Cassettes from playing Online Matches, which can be redeemed for unique in-game items inspired by ’80s pop culture. Jump into Casual, Competitive, or Extra modes to earn Cassettes, or try out the new limited-time mode, Spike Rush.

Players will also earn items from Rocket Pass 3, Rocket League‘s timed progression system. Earn XP from Online Matches and by completing Weekly Challenges to earn in-game items that can only be found in this Rocket Pass. Progress through Rocket Pass for free or upgrade to Rocket Pass Premium to expand your item collection even further.

Any items that are earned during the Free Play Days event will carry over to the full game if you decide to purchase Rocket League during or following the event. Rocket League is also included with Xbox Game Pass. If you’re picking the game up for the first time, you’ll be on your way to unlocking the hundreds of in-game items. Make your Battle-Car your own with trillions of customization combinations.

We’ve just launched our GRIP Summer of Combat campaign and could think of no better way to celebrate than teaming up with Xbox for a Free Play Days event!

The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, July 4 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Sunday, July 7 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. You can find and install the game here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One!

GRIP really found its home with Xbox Game Pass, and the development team have been hard at work to continuously optimize the game and deliver free tracks and DLC packs for players. In fact, since hitting Xbox Game Pass we’ve added six new tracks, a new arena, team modes, new cars, and skin packs. Our biggest update to date was a massive surprise patch in May that brought anti-grav vehicles (AirBlades) to the track for the ultimate battle.

Throughout GRIP’s Summer of Combat campaign we will introduce new fan-requested tracks, a brand-new vehicle manufacturer, and a very special car that the team can’t wait to reveal alongside a host of new updates and content. If you dig the racing, you can keep playing thanks to Xbox Game Pass, or you can own a copy forever with 50% off until July 16 on the Microsoft Store.

GRIP: Combat Racing

Inspired by the Rollcage games of the late 90s and backed by a highly-skilled and accomplished team, which includes Rollcage programming veteran, Robert Baker, GRIP: Combat Racing celebrates the re-emergence of blindingly fast, arcade combat racers, offering a true, wheel-gripping racing experience – where utter destruction serves one true purpose: be the first to cross the finish line.

In addition to its digital release on Xbox One, GRIP: Combat Racing is available with Xbox Game Pass.

Don’t miss out on this Free Play Day weekend! Learn more about Free Play Days here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire to find out about future Free Play Days and all the latest news on Xbox.

Do you hear that? The sound of the wild calling out to you to step into a majestic world filled with wildlife and hunting opportunities? Well good news! Through this weekend, Xbox Live Gold members can heed the call and play theHunter: Call of the Wild. Immerse yourself in an incredible hunting experience in single player, competitive, and co-op modes.

The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, June 27 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Sunday, June 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. You can find and install the game here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One.

The game is also available for purchase at a discount so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game during the event.

 theHunter: Call of the Wild

During theHunter: Call of the Wild’s free weekend, you will step into the most atmospheric hunting experiences ever developed. Immerse yourself in this beautiful open world filled to the brim with life, from the regal deer and powerful black bears, to the graceful mallards and silent jackrabbits. Explore the flourishing Hirschfelden Hunting Reserve and Layton Lake District, each spanning across an impressive 25 square miles (64 square kilometers) of varied terrain, ranging from dense forests and wetlands to lush valleys and open farm fields. It is up to you whether you decide to pursue the narrative or simply go exploring and hunting, and you can do either on your own or have up to 8 friends or strangers join you. Who will bag the biggest trophy? Answer the call, and find out!

Don’t miss out on this Free Play Day weekend! Learn more about Free Play Days here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire to find out about future Free Play Days and all the latest news on Xbox.