Xbox LIVE Gold Users Will Have A Free Halo 5: Guardians Weekend Starting Today

Xbox is currently in a huge need of some spotlight action. With no early upcoming big titles and the console war to be swaying towards Sony, Microsoft is hoping to bring some new hype for Xbox One with their most recent move for Xbox Live. All Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers will now be able to have a Free Halo 5: Guardians Weekend so you better grab that subscription, if you already aren’t a subscriber. The aforementioned program starts today.

The announcement on Xbox Wire says that the free Halo 5: Guardians Weekend will run from Thursday, January 11 at 12:01 a.m. PST until Sunday, January 14 at 10:59 p.m. PST. During that time players will be able to download and play the whole game for free, including its huge campaign and online co-op mode.

If single player modes aren’t your thing though, you can head over to Halo 5: Guardians’ multiplayer mode which consists of multiple Arena modes classic Slayer and Capture the Flag to popular social modes like Infection, Super Fiesta, and the brand-new Quick Play playlist that offers an easy way to get acquainted with Halo 5 Arena. Also, make sure to try out the Warzone mode, which is a brand new addition to the Halo universe and work with other players against waves of enemies.

Mike Nelson writes on Xbox Wire:

With more than two years of free new content releases including multiple multiplayer maps, gameplay modes, and weapons, armors, and more, Halo 5: Guardians has evolved into the biggest, best, and most immersive Halo game to date.

During the Free Halo 5: Guardians Weekend you’ll be able to play all you want and decide if you want to grab the game to continue after Sunday, which comes with a 20% discount. If you decide to buy it all your progress will be passed over, including your saved game, achievements, items and so on. Will you be trying Halo 5: Guardians out this weekend?