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A Few Xbox One Games Are Available To Play For Free This Weekend

If you need something to get you through the weekend, then the Xbox One has a number of free games to play.


With everyone stuck at home, it can be hard to tell when the week ends and the weekend begins. Thankfully, Microsoft has been holding a ton of free-play periods for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users to help us figure out when the heck Saturday and Sunday roll around. The latest features four games: Gears 5, Override: Mech City Brawl, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, and Hitman: The Complete First Season. And if you want to keep playing the games after this weekend, you can buy them and keep them forever.

Gear 5's Free Play Days event started earlier this week and continues through April 12. It features the latest update, Operation 3: Gridiron; a new Capture the Flag-style mode; and new maps and characters, including series favourites Augustus Cole and Clayton Carmine. Once the Free Play Days promotion ends, you can buy Gears 5 for $30 or upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at $1 for your first month to keep playing.

Override: Mech City Brawl and Hitman are both free to play from now until April 13 at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET. Override is a brawler where you pilot one of 12 mechs against other players online or in the single-player campaign. If you want to keep playing, you can snag Override: Mech City Brawl for only $4.49.

Hitman, on the other hand, is a third-person action game, where you have to take out your targets as creatively as possible and without getting caught. GameSpot's Hitman review scored it an 8/10 and called it "a brilliant game." Unfortunately, it's not currently discounted. You can, however, pick it up at Amazon for only $17.

The last free-play Xbox One game is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, which has been available for a week now. Thankfully, you can still jump into the popular MMO and wander familiar lands like Skyrim, Morrowind, and Oblivion for free until April 14 at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET. If you want to keep playing after that, you can pick up The Elder Scrolls Online for $8 or upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

If you're interested in more to play this weekend, then be sure to check out all of the free games you can claim right now and the best TV, movies, and games for social distancing.

Free Xbox One games this weekend

Gears 5

Override: Mech City Brawl

Hitman: The Complete First Season

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

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