PSA: Evolve Is Free to Play Right Now on Xbox One, PC

All of the game's DLC characters are also free to try on Xbox One, PS4, and PC this weekend.


The free weekend event for Evolve has begun, and you can download and play the co-op action game as much as you want for the next few days on Xbox One and PC.

This is the full version of the game you have access to, allowing you to sample everything it offers: five modes, 19 maps, four classes (with 18 individual hunters), and four monsters. That includes all of the content introduced in the big August update that added a new hunter and Arena mode map, among other changes.

If you're on Xbox One, you'll have until 11:59 PM PDT on September 7 to play. Those on PC can grab the free game on Steam and play until 10 AM on September 7. Steam also has the game on sale for just $20, while the Xbox One version can be had for $20 at Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop right now.

Those who already own Evolve have something to look forward to this weekend aside from an influx of new players: All DLC characters are being made free on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 (which isn't getting the free weekend). You can see the schedule for which characters will be available when here.

Evolve has shipped more than 2.5 million units, and publisher Take-Two views it as one of its "permanent" franchises going forward. It earned an 8 in GameSpot's review, although the game's playerbase diminished somewhat quickly following its launch in February 2015.

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