There are a number of deals and opportunities available to the Xbox Live community this weekend announced throughout the week, so I thought it would be a good idea to provide a recap. If you’re looking for something new to play, you might want to check them out – some of them are even free (but most require you to have an Xbox Live Gold account).
Free Things To Do This Weekend
Apex Legends (FREE) – A new free to play battle royale shooter from the team that brought you Titanfall. The game is free, but there are packs you can purchase to buy in-game cosmetic items. (And if single player is more your style, you can pick up Titanfall 2 for 85% off in this week’s Deals with Gold. This is an amazing game for an unbelievable price.)
Crackdown (FREE) – To celebrate the launch of Crackdown 3, we are giving away the original Crackdown for free! Play it on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility.
Free Play Days (FREE) – Xbox Live Gold members can play The Sims 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Fishing Sim World for free as part of the Free Play Days event, going on now until February 10th.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Private Beta (FREE, if you have access) – The Division 2 Private Beta will include both early game and endgame missions, and will run from February 7 at 1AM PT through February 11 at 1AM PT.
Sea of Thieves (FREE, if you have friends or contacts who can give you access) – Starting February 6 through February 13, everyone who owns Sea of Thieves or who has played it through a current Xbox Game Pass subscription will be able to invite up to three friends to try the game for free with the “Friends Play Free” event.
Devil May Cry 5 Demo (FREE) – CAPCOM released a new demo for Devil May Cry 5 that expands the previously released Xbox Exclusive Demo with the addition of a Punchline Devil Breaker and a customize option.
Play For Honor’s Wu Lin Faction (FREE, if you already own For Honor) – For Honor players who’ve held off on unlocking the four Heroes of the Wu Lin faction can play as the Tiandi, the Nuxia, the Shaolin, and the Jiang Jun for free until February 12.
Watch (or re-watch) Inside Xbox (FREE) – On February 6th, we livestreamed our first episode of Inside Xbox from 2019. The show is just over an hour long and includes special guests, a look at upcoming releases, a new Xbox One console bundle and controller announcement and a whole lot more.
Deals With Gold And Spotlight Sale
There are a number of sales going on this week in addition to our normal weekly Deals With Gold sales, including a sale to support Anime Month, the ID@Xbox Sports Spectacular Sale, and the Wolfenstein Franchise Sale. Prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. I update this post as needed to reflect current active sales, so keep checking back as new items may be added.
To celebrate the launch of Crackdown 3, we are giving away the original Crackdown for free! Play it on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility.
Pre-order Crackdown 3 here:
Xbox Live Gold Members have the opportunity to play For Honor, XCOM 2 and Just Cause 3 for free this weekend. For more details about each specific offer, check out the following posts at Xbox Wire:
NOTE: Download free play titles by clicking on Gold Member area of home dashboard or downloading directly from Microsoft Store from your Xbox One console.
Test Your Might in For Honor’s Upcoming Free Weekend – Beginning 1:00 a.m. PT on May 3, and continuing until 12:00 a.m. on May 7, the For Honor free weekend will be an opportunity to sample everything For Honor’s standard edition has to offer.
Play XCOM 2 for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold – Starting at 9:00 a.m. PT on Thursday, May 3 and running through to 11:59 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 6, Xbox Live Gold members in Xbox One markets will get a special opportunity to fight for the future of humanity.
Play Just Cause 3 Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold – Equip your wingsuit and arm your grapple hook – it’s time to play Just Cause 3 for free as part of Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days, starting Thursday, May 3 at 12:01 a.m. PT to Sunday, May 6 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
In addition to playing the games for free, each title is also included in this week’s Deals With Gold and Spotlight sale.
Free Play Weekend Deals
|Content Title||Content Type||Discount||Notes|
|FOR HONOR Standard Edition||Xbox One X Enhanced||67%||Spotlight|
|FOR HONOR Deluxe Edition||Xbox One X Enhanced||67%||Spotlight|
|FOR HONOR Gold Edition||Xbox One X Enhanced||67%||Spotlight|
|FOR HONOR Season Pass||Add-On||60%||Spotlight|
|Just Cause 3||Xbox One Game||80%||Spotlight|
|Just Cause 3 XL Edition||Xbox One Game||80%||Spotlight|
|XCOM 2||Xbox One X Enhanced||67%||Spotlight|
|XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition||Xbox One X Enhanced||67%||Spotlight|
|XCOM 2: Collection||Xbox One X Enhanced||50%||Spotlight|
|XCOM 2: War of the Chosen||Add-On||25%||Spotlight|
We’re launching a Multiplayer All-Access event with a free unlock of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition. Xbox is inviting all Xbox Live members, with or without a Gold membership, to play online with friends for free in any game they own during our Multiplayer All-Access event from May 18-21 on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Experience one of the most-popular benefits of Xbox Live Gold membership with access to the most advanced gaming network. Log in now and start playing together.
Need something new to play? How about trying out one of the bestselling games on Xbox? All Xbox Live members on Xbox One will get a limited time free unlock of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition to play from May 18-21. Log on and start creating and exploring new worlds with your friends where the only limit is what you can imagine.
Remember, the Multiplayer All-Access event is only available from May 18 to 21, so log on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 now to get in on the action. More info can be found at xbox.com/live/multiplayer-all-access.
Content: Phantom Dust
Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Game Description: Phantom Dust for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC is a re-release of the original Xbox classic, now returning with full Xbox LIVE support and a host of enhancements, including Xbox Play Anywhere, cross-device multiplayer, achievements, and 16×9 presentation. It features new gameplay enhancements including multiplayer starter decks that let you jump straight into multiplayer, improved frame rate, and adjustments to overall game balance. Experience the cult classic that’s kept a passionate community playing to this day and a unique multiplayer experience that’s never been duplicated.
NOTE: Supports Xbox Play Anywhere: yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost.
The holidays aren’t quite over yet, and we’re excited to offer yet another promotion for your last-minute shopping needs. From Dec. 25 through Dec. 31, when you buy any new Xbox One or Xbox One S console, you’ll get an additional gift at no extra cost. The offer will be available at most major retailers in the U.S., and each gift will vary. See below for the gift options that are available with your Xbox One or Xbox One S purchase:
- For console purchases at Best Buy, Amazon or Walmart.com, get a free Xbox Wireless Controller
- For console purchases at GameStop, get a free Xbox Stereo Headset in white or black
- For console purchases at Microsoft Stores or Target build your gaming collection with a free game of your choice
Most participating retailers are also offering a special online-only deal for a $50 gift card in addition to a gift, so be sure to visit your favorite retailer before the end of the year.