Battlefield 2042 has only been out for a little over a month at this point, but Electronic Arts and DICE will soon be making the game free to some users for a limited time. Specifically, those on the Xbox platforms – Xbox One and Xbox Series X – will be able to try out the latest Battlefield installment for themselves starting today. And if that sounds a bit too good to be true, well, there is a notable caveat with the situation.
From January 6 (i.e. today if you haven’t looked at the calendar), Battlefield 2042 has been added to Xbox‘s “Free Play Days” rotation. This is a program that those at Xbox have been running for a while and which gives gamers the ability to view certain titles for a specific period of time. In the case of Battlefield 2042, the game will be available for free until Sunday, January 9. After this date, to keep access to the game, you will need to purchase it as you normally would.
As mentioned, there is a caveat with this free offer for Battlefield 2042 and that involves Xbox Live Gold. Essentially, to download Battlefield 2042 for yourself, you must have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription. This subscription is Xbox’s oldest and also gives subscribers the option to download a number of other free games each month. In addition, Xbox Live Gold is also integrated with the Ultimate level of Xbox Game Pass.
Again, this offer will be available for both Xbox platforms on which Battlefield 2042 is currently available. So if you want to download and start playing on your own, you should be able to do that right now.
Will you look to play Battlefield 2042 for you this weekend if you haven’t already tried it? And what do you think of seeing this game arrive so quickly on the Free Play Days service? Let me know in the comments or message me on Twitter at @ Mooreman12.