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.

More games coming to Xbox Game Pass in July. See the list of titles and the dates they’ll be added below and check out our Xbox Game Pass Instagram and Twitter accounts. Also, be sure to check out our Xbox Game Pass mobile app so you can discover and download new games immediately when they become available.

Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass

July 4

*Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

*My Time at Portia (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

*Undertale (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

July 11

*Blazing Chrome (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

*Dead Rising 4 (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

*LEGO City Undercover (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

*Timespinner (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

*Unavowed (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

On top of all those games, you can be among the first to play the new Gears 5 Versus mode this month during the Gears 5 Tech Test. All current Xbox Game Pass members get access, with no preorder required! If you’re not a member yet, you can snag your first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just one buck. That’s right, just $1.

We add new games all the time, but to keep the library curated and fresh for you, we do have to let some beloved titles go. Now’s your chance to get in some playtime before they leave this month! Or, if you love them too much to part with, don’t forget you can use your Xbox Game Pass member discount to buy them at up to 20% off before they go.

Games Leaving Xbox Game Pass for Console

  • Aftercharge (July 9)
  • Warhammer Vermintide 2 (July 10)
  • LEGO Movie: The Videogame (July 16)
  • Dandara (July 31)
  • Dead Rising 2 (July 31)
  • Hitman Season 1 (July 31)
  • Metal Slug XX (July 31)
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening (July 31)
  • Hexic 2 (July 31)
  • Iron Brigade (July 31)

Xbox Game Pass Quests

While we anxiously await the big announcement of when exactly the Gears 5 Tech Test will be playable, check out our Xbox Game Pass Quests for July. Earn more than 1,500 Microsoft Rewards points in the games you love including Monster Hunter: World, Hollow Knight, Forza Horizon 4, LEGO Batman and many, many more.

Wait, Don’t Forget This Part

To stay on top of all these games and other Xbox Game Pass tidbits, download the Xbox App for PC, as well as the Xbox Game Pass mobile app, where you can easily download games to your console while you’re out. For more Game Pass news and info, follow Xbox Game Pass on Twitter and Instagram, and for news about PC gaming, follow the new PC Twitter handle @XboxGamePassPC. And of course, stay tuned here and to Xbox Wire for all the latest and greatest Xbox news.

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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.

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.

It’s E3 week, which means it’s time for a breathtaking Free Play Days event! Although E3 is winding down, that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Through this weekend, Xbox Live Gold members can play Fallout 76, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and LEGO DC Super-Villains. Endure a nuclear wasteland in the largest Fallout world yet or take back and restore Washington, D.C. as a Division agent. But if you prefer to play as the bad guys, become the best villain ever in a DC/LEGO adventure!

The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, June 13 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Sunday, June 16 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Fallout 76’s Free Play Day event began June 10 and will continue to run through Sunday as well. 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 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.

  • LEGO DC Super-Villains

Fallout 76

Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, welcome you to Fallout 76, the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Work together, or not, to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you’ll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe. Fallout 76 now includes Nuclear Winter, an entirely new way to play the game, as well as newly-unveiled features! Learn more here.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

It’s been seven months since the population was ravaged by a devastating disease and the streets of Washington, D.C., are overgrown and bristling with danger. Violent factions vie for territory while survivors desperately defend their makeshift settlements, and it’s up to you and your fellow Agents to tip the scales.

LEGO DC Super-Villains

It’s good to be bad… Embark on an all-new DC/LEGO adventure by becoming the best villain the universe has seen. You can create and play as an all-new super-villain throughout the game, unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc in an action-packed story.

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.

This weekend, Xbox Live Gold members are bound to find something to play with Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, NBA 2K19, and Stellaris: Console Edition available as part of the event.

The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, June 6 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Sunday, June 9 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 games are also available for purchase so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game during the event.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Peeking around a corner to pick off your enemy is satisfying, but blasting through the floor to take them down from above because you found their hiding spot on your drone camera? That’s outwitting and outplaying your opponent in true Siege style. Get ready to put your own clever tactics and quick reflexes to the test. The Free Play Day event comes at the perfect time to help you prepare for the launch of Operation Phantom Sight, which will introduce two new Operators with unique gadgets to shake up the competitive scene.

NBA 2K19

The NBA Finals are here and there’s no better time to jump on the courts and show people what you’re made of! NBA 2K19 continues to break boundaries and cement itself as the best sports game around. Create your MyPlayer and start your own journey in MyCareer mode.  Or make a name for yourself in the Neighborhood, featuring live events and electrifying streetball action. Think you have what it takes to build your own team of superstars? Jump into MyTeam, assemble your line up and take on a variety of competitive online & offline game modes.

Stellaris: Console Edition

Explore and discover a spectacular and ever-changing universe filled with wonders! Featuring deep strategic gameplay, diverse alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris: Console Edition gives players the opportunity to forge a galactic empire through exploration, diplomacy and even a bit of interstellar warfare in single or multiplayer mode, with games that can be continued solo both on and offline. Jump in and stretch your imagination beyond the stars.

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.