Xbox Live Free Play Days: Borderlands 3, Rainbow Six Siege and Prison Architect

By Sean Carey,
This week we have three games announced for Xbox Live Free Play Days including two pretty big games. Borderlands 3, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege and Prison Architect: Xbox One Edition are all free to play for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members.

Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and an all-new mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four brand new Vault Hunters, each with deep skill trees, abilities, and customization. Play solo or join with friends to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.
If you haven't had the chance to check out the action-RPG first-person shooter, now is your chance! Borderlands 3 is free to play from today up until Monday. In recent Borderlands 3 news Gearbox has just announced its first campaign DLC Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot which is set to be released on December 19. It's highly unlikely that you're going to crack the full achievement list over the weekend, but you can certainly grab a few of the earlier achievements if you haven't already.

Borderlands 3
Borderlands 3

The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and an all-new mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four brand new Vault Hunters, each with deep skill trees, abilities, and customization. Play solo or join with friends to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.



Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Seige

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Squad up and breach in to explosive 5v5 PVP action. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege features a huge roster of specialized operators, each with game-changing gadgets to help you lead your team to victory. Command an arsenal of gadgets to secure the win: Set traps, fly drones, track footsteps, see-through walls, and more! Lead your teammates to victory in intense, fast-paced PVP matches across a wide variety of destructible arenas. Join a massive online community of over 45 million players as you fight for supremacy. An ever-expanding universe of Operators, gadgets, items, and events – updated all year long.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege consistently gets free weekends in a bid to draw more players in. This weekend, a special event is taking place in Siege. Money Heist, the Netflix crime drama show is crossing over with Siege for a special limited-time event. The event is a classic Hostage match set on the map Bank with attackers and defenders fighting over a hostage dressed in the iconic Money Heist jumpsuit and mask. If you've always been curious about Siege, now is your chance to check it out for free, as of today, up until Monday. Achievement-wise there are quite a few achievements that don't require too much effort in Siege, so you could nab some easy Gamerscore here — at the expense of your completion percentage of course.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Squad up and breach in to explosive 5v5 PVP action. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege features a huge roster of specialized operators, each with game-changing gadgets to help you lead your team to victory. Command an arsenal of gadgets to secure the win: Set traps, fly drones, track footsteps, see through walls, and more! Lead your teammates to victory in intense, fast-paced PVP matches across a wide variety of destructible arenas. Join a massive online community of over 45 million players as you fight for supremacy. An ever-expanding universe of Operators, gadgets, items, and events – updated all year long.



Prison Architect Key Art

Prison Architect: Xbox One Edition

Take control of the building and running of a maximum-security prison as the critically acclaimed lock-em-up arrives on Xbox One! Your Design, Their Fate Will you build and manage a prison to create social order where it’s failed in the past, offering rehabilitation and peaceful coexistence amongst inmates? Will your prison disregard human rights, impose intentional harshness and be devoid of any notions of wellbeing and freedom? The choice is yours. In Prison Architect, you will see the impact of your grand design on the lives of your inmates; be it a utopic centre for rehabilitation, a brutal Super Max Prison or anything in between. Even when all of your prisoners’ needs are met, remember one thing - it’s still a prison, and no one really wants to be there. Start your journey into the world of Prison Architect by playing through the Prison Stories (campaign). Here you’ll learn the ropes by being brought in to equip a small prison with everything it needs to perform its first execution, all before being called up to deal with emergencies at larger and larger prisons. You’ll quickly learn how to cope with blazing infernos, hostage situations and prison wide riots - if you make it through all that unscathed, the Mayor will be ready to give you the reigns of a brand new prison development where you can build the prison of your dreams. Build and Manage A Maximum Security Prison Once you are ready to begin building your own prison, in Architect Mode (sandbox) you can either choose to take control of one of several pre-built prisons right away or build one entirely from scratch. Acting as both architect and governor, you control every detail of your Prison - from building new cells and facilities to hiring staff and creating reform programs - all while dealing with informants, contraband smuggling, gang warfare, full-scale riots and more! Once your prison is built, go online with World of Wardens to share your designs with the community. You can also browse and play other Architects’ prisons from around the world!
The achievement list for Prison Architect: Xbox One Edition is again a tough one if you're looking to boost your Gamerscore for a free this weekend. It's unlikely you're going to get many achievements in the time you have, and you're more than likely going to tank your completion percentage. However, Prison Architect is still a fun game, and if you're not worried about your completion percentage, it's worth checking out.

Prison Architect: Xbox One Edition
Prison Architect: Xbox One Edition

Take control of the building and running of a maximum security prison as the critically acclaimed lock-em-up arrives on Xbox One! In Prison Architect you will see the impact of your grand design on the lives of your inmates; be it a utopic centre for rehabilitation, a brutal Super Max Prison or anything in between. Even when all of your prisoners’ needs are met, remember one thing - it’s still a prison and no one really wants to be there.



The Xbox Live Free Play Days event is now live. You can download and play these games for free up until Monday. As always, these titles are discounted if you want to purchase them and any progress/achievements you make will carry over to the full game if you decide to buy.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.