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Battalion 1944 is free-to-play this weekend (and has 50% off, too)

The Battalion 1944 free-to-play weekend is on now and runs through until October 7.

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The Battalion 1944 free-to-play weekend is on now and runs through until October 7.

Battalion 1944, the competitive World War II shooter from developer Bulkhead Interactive and publisher Square Enix – specifically the indie-friendly Square Enix Collective – is a first-person shooter just like mama used to make.

Rather than hastily shoe-horned, trend-chasing battle royale modes – like Call of Duty’s Blackout, or Battlefield’s Firestorm – Battalion 1944 focuses on one game mode, 5v5 squads. It’s also all infantry-based. (You can’t magically spawn into planes overhead, for instance.)

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That doesn’t mean there’s no variety to Battalion 1944, though. Within that 5v5 squad framework, different rulesets and game types bring some variety. During the game’s free weekend – which is on right now, by the way – there are a number of different queue types available:

  • Competitive
  • Unranked
  • Arcade
  • Rifles only

And also the option to create custom games. It’s also the start of the game’s new competitive season and to celebrate, special in-game missions will be running throughout the weekend.

Battalion 1944 is free-to-play through until October 7, at 5 pm GMT (that’s 9 am Pacific, noon on the US East Coast). As an added bonus, it’s also available with 50% off during the free weekend. If you really get into it, that gives you an opportunity to pick the game up with a healthy discount, and (presumably) continue on with the progress earned this weekend.

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