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XCOM 2 free to play this weekend for Xbox Live Gold members

If you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription, then you can play XCOM 2 this weekend for free, and if you like it, you can buy it for cheap.

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If you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription, then you can play XCOM 2 this weekend for free.

The critically acclaimed strategy game is available to play from today running through until Sunday.

In order to play, you will need to download the free trial from the Xbox Store. If you want to purchase the full game, when all is said and done, you can do so with 67% off. There is also a 25% discount on the DLC, War of the Chosen.

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The progress you make over the free weekend will also carry over, should you decide to buy the game.

It’s a pretty good chance to play a great game, and one that’s been pretty influential. Last year’s Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle took the XCOM template and ran with it, while this year’s Into the Breach riffed on the formula in a similar way.

In recent Xbox news, Microsoft announced a number of milestones for backwards compatibility. It’s a good time to be an Xbox One player right now.


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