Xbox Live Gold Members know all about the discounts and perks that come with Microsoft’s Xbox One subscription service.
In order to sweeten the deal, any Gold subscribers can play TWO games for free this weekend. Better yet, they’re live right now!
First is one of Microsoft’s own staple of exclusive games, Gears Of War 4. For those who don’t know, Gears Of War 4 is set after the conclusion of the original trilogy and focuses on JD Fenix and his squad of soldiers – perfect for getting to grips before Gears Of War 5 launches.
With a full campaign, a suite of multiplayer content and the ever-addictive Horde mode, Gears Of War 4 will have you revving your chainsaws all weekend.
Also If you’re a returning Gears fan, check out the Gilded RAAM Challenge and earn a character skin you can take over to Gears 5 when it eventually launches this year.
If that all sounds a little too violent for your tastes (especially if you had a particularly fun-filled bank holiday weekend), then Ubisoft’s quirky racer, The Crew 2 is also being offered.
An open-world racer from Ubisoft, The Crew 2 allows players to drive cars, boats and aeroplanes in competitive racing. During this Free Weekend, you will have access to the full The Crew 2 experience with the entire map available to explore and the full catalog of vehicles.
The only drawback is that you might want to make up your mind quickly if you want to give them a spin – because the trials for both titles end on 29th April.
And if you love what you play this weekend then don’t worry it doesn’t have to end with the free trial.
Both games are available to purchase at a discount.
Plus, if you choose to buy them your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game during the event will carry over!
Although, if you’re looking for some genuine free games, ones that last a lifetime and won’t cost a penny, you can still pick up the current selection of free Games with Gold titles for April 2019.
It’s also worth making sure you pick them up whilst you still can because the new May 2019 Games with Gold titles are only a few days away.
For those who don’t know (but really should) the Xbox Live Gold Membership is required to play online, but one of the key reasons to subscribe is the Games With Gold program.
This awards Xbox customers two Xbox One and two Backwards Compatible titles per month at no extra cost so long as your membership is valid.
In April, the Xbox One games are The Technomancer and Outcast – Second Contact, while those feeling nostalgic can play the excellent Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (from the Xbox 360).
Xbox original Star Wars Battlefront II was previously available, but only due to the way Games with Gold is structured, the game was removed on April 15th earlier this month.