Xbox Live Gold Free This Weekend


To showcase the features of the subscription service, Microsoft will be making Xbox Live Gold free for all users this weekend.

From Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 6, Xbox Live Silver members will be able to check out online multiplayer for no charge. It coincides with the release of Grand Theft Auto Online which hit the console this morning.

The free weekend is specific to certain regions which Microsoft has detailed:

"Regions include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam"

For Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico owners, they can try out Xbox Live Gold for free from Oct. 11-14. Japan gets their free sample time from November 7 through the 10th.


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