If you’ve been on the fence about getting the newest Madden NFL game lately, you’ll have a good opportunity to try it out when a free Madden NFL 18 weekend begins tomorrow on Thursday October 19, and runs until Sunday, October 22. The free weekend will specifically be Xbox One exclusive.
The free weekend will allow players to experience the game’s pioneering offline story mode, entitled “The Longshot“, where you take on the role of custom character Devin Wade in order to make his name in the NFL by getting him to the NFL Draft where promising football prospects are accepted into the NFL’s various football teams.
While you’ll be able to access the story mode on the free Madden NFL 18 weekend, Xbox Live Gold players will be able to take part in three-on-three match ups in Madden Ultimate Team, where you can create the ultimate football team from some of the greatest players in the sport. You’ll also be able to replay some of the greatest moments from NFL football with the Play Now Live feature.
Along with the fact that the game is free to play, if you decide that you like the game you can buy it for 33% off of its original price. Not only that, but you’ll also carry over all of your progress, meaning that you can finish the free weekend, buy the game before the sale ends, and be able to continue playing the game like nothing happened.
So, if you’ve been looking for a good opportunity to buy Madden NFL 18, there’s likely going to be no better time than this weekend if you want to pick it up on the Xbox One. The free Madden NFL 18 weekend will be running from 9 PM (Pacific Time) on Thursday to midnight (Pacific Time) on Sunday, so you’ll have a good few days to get into the game and see if you like it. Madden NFL 18 is available on the Xbox One and Playstation 4.