Starting on Friday October 4th and running until October 6th, Microsoft will be unlocking Xbox LIVE Gold for all users located in a number of regions worldwide. This means those that don't currently have access to Xbox LIVE Gold will be able to try out the online multiplayer portion of their favorite games. Whether this means trying your hand at the latest entries such as Grand Theft Auto V
, FIFA 14
or Diablo III
, or just sitting back and relaxing to some online movies and music; this weekend has you covered!
The exact time frame for the event is between 12:01am (GMT) October 4th and 23:59pm (GMT) October 6th.
The following regions will be able to take part this weekend:
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
The following regions are having a separate free Xbox Live Gold weekend at later dates:
Oct. 11 – 14: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico
Nov. 7 – 10: Japan
If you haven't had the chance before, make sure to tee up some online boosting sessions on TrueAchievements and go obtain some cheevo's before the weekend ends.
Finally, we wish to extend a hearty thank you to the vigilant members of the TA community for bringing this to our attention. Game on!