Microsoft Confirms Free Xbox 360 Multiplayer Weekend

Xbox Live multiplayer will be free this weekend only for Xbox 360 owners, Microsoft has announced today.

Running from May 1 to May 3, non-Xbox Live Gold members across the world will be able to access the online multiplayer in their favourite Xbox 360 titles.

“You may have finished the single player, but that’s only half the game,” Major Nelson wrote in his blog post. “We’re unlocking multiplayer on Xbox Live Gold to give you a chance to play your favorite Xbox 360 games online.

“Simply log on to your Xbox 360 during the Free Multiplayer Weekend and experience the fun of fighting side-by-side with friends and allies.”

Microsoft also released a 50-second promotional video (see below) called “Multiplayer Unlocked” on Xbox’s YouTube channel, which showcases a handful of titles that Xbox 360 owners should consider trying out this weekend, including FIFA 15, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Battlefield Hardline.