Xbox Live Gold Members Have Access To Some Amazing Games Thanks To Free Play Weekend

Xbox Live Gold Members Have Access To Some Amazing Games Thanks To Free Play Weekend
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Owning an Xbox Live Gold membership doesn’t just let you download older games for free every month. It also gives you the chance to play some newer titles for free, perhaps ones you haven’t had the chance to experience just yet. Members usually have access to these games for one weekend, where they can explore every feature as if they owned a copy themselves.

The month of April is shaping up to be a great one for Xbox Live Gold members, as they’ll have access to three games over the weekend. These include Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, WWE 2K19, and Dead by Daylight: Special Edition. If you don’t already have these copies on Xbox One, now’s the perfect time to experience them for a limited time only.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a two-punch combo. You can play the original Borderlands that started all of this RPG madness. You can re-visit some of your favorite characters or do things differently than you did in the past. Borderlands 2 also is included in this heavy-hitter combo, which is honestly, one of the best looter-shooters to date.

There are so many fantastic guns that you’ll have a blast collecting and swapping out for better stuff. The bosses in this game also are pretty fantastic, featuring hours of dialogue that will have you captivated. If you’ve never played either of these two games, you’re missing out.

The WWE 2K games have always been a blast to play, and the latest installment is no different. It features improved graphics and wrestling mechanics. The modes are also more in-depth than they have been in the past. You can create your own wrestler or use an iconic legend of the past.

The choice is entirely up to you. Either way, you’ll have fun exploring all of the different wrestling combos. If you’re a fan of entertainment wrestling, this is the perfect title to experience over the weekend.

Then there’s Dead by Daylight: Special Edition. This has been a surprisingly fun survival-horror game that pits survivors against iconic killers, including Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Leatherface. The gameplay as the survivor isn’t the most exciting, but playing through several sessions to become the killer is worth the wait.

Again, these great titles can be played on Xbox One if you have a Gold membership. The weekend is almost upon us so set your clocks to take advantage of this free fun.