Free Play Days: Fallout 76 headlines this weekend's free-to-play Xbox games

By Heidi Nicholas,

Free Play Days is now live, and Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers have two games they can check out this weekend at no extra cost. Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition, ARK: Survival Evolved, and Fallout 76 are available to play for free. The first two are available for the weekend, while Fallout 76 joins this weekend's Free Play Days from today, June 10th, 9am PDT/5pm BST, and is available for a bit longer, until Wednesday, June 16th, 9am PDT/5pm BST.

Fallout 76

Fallout 76

Description: Steel Dawn is the first chapter in the new Brotherhood of Steel questline, free for Fallout 76 players. Paladin Leila Rahmani and her troops have arrived from California to establish a new Appalachian chapter. Work with or against the other Factions to achieve success. Visit settlements populated with new NPCs and unlock powerful weapons and armor from the Brotherhood arsenal. Join in their mission to rebuild society and aid in securing valuable technology – but only you can determine how it will be used.

Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition

Football Manager 2021 Achievements

Description: Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition brings the depth, detail, and drama of the world’s favourite football management simulation series to Xbox. FM21 Xbox is a tailored for console experience based on Football Manager Touch and lets you make your mark on the footballing world, turn wonderkids into world beaters and win the biggest trophies in the game.

ARK: Survival Evolved


Description: Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must learn to survive. Use your cunning to kill or tame the primeval creatures roaming the land, and encounter other players to survive, dominate... and escape!
All three of this weekend's free-to-play games are already available with Xbox Game Pass, so there may not be much here if you've already picked up one or two of these games through the Game Pass service. You can pick up ARK and Football Manager at a discount on the Microsoft Store while these games are available with Free Play Days, and don't forget, your Gamerscore and achievements will carry across with you if you buy either game.

Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition and ARK: Survival Evolved are available with Free Play Days until Sunday, while Fallout 76 becomes available later today, and will be free to play up until Wednesday. What do you think of this week's Free Play Days offerings? Let us know in the comments!
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Heidi tends to lean towards indie games, RPGs, and open-world games on Xbox, and when not playing Disney Dreamlight Valley, happily installs every new wholesome game that appears on Xbox Game Pass, before diving back into favorites like The Witcher 3. She's looking forward to Age of Mythology Retold, Everwild, Fable, and Avowed on the Xbox horizon. Heidi graduated with an MA in English Literature before joining the TrueAchievements team.
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