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.

For the month of August, Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360 – as part of the Games with Gold program. You can play both Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility.

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Gears of War 4 ($29.99 ERP) for free during the month of August. Forza Motorsport 6 ($29.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from August 16th to September 15th.

On Xbox 360, starting August 1st, Torchlight ($14.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through August 15th. Then on August 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Castlevania: Lords of Shadow ($19.99 ERP) for free through August 31st.

Read more about August’s Games with Gold titles over at Xbox Wire.

See last month’s Games With Gold here.

*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability.

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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.

For the month of July, Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360 – as part of the Games with Gold program. You can play both Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility.

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download INSIDE ($19.99 ERP) for free during the month of July. Big Crown: Showdown ($12.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from July 16th to August 15th.

On Xbox 360, starting July 1st, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night ($9.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through July 15th. Then on July 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Meet The Robinsons ($19.99 ERP) for free through July 31st.

Read more about July’s Games with Gold titles over at Xbox Wire.

See last month’s Games With Gold here.

*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability.