Battlefield 1 will be free to play on PC and Xbox One this weekend

Shawn Knight

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Electronic Arts has revealed that Battlefield 1 will be free to play this weekend on Windows PC and Xbox One. The freebie action on Microsoft's console kicks off on March 3 at 9 a.m. PT and runs through 11:59 p.m. PT on March 5. During the trial, you’ll have access to the full game on Xbox One including both the single-player campaign and multiplayer modes (so long as you are an Xbox Live Gold member).

Best yet, any Achievements and Gamerscore unlocked will be yours to keep and if you decide to buy the game down the road, all of your progress and game data will carry over so you won’t have to start anew.

Unfortunately, things are a bit more restrictive on the PC.

The PC trial will run from March 3 at 5 a.m. PT through March 6 at 10:00 a.m. PT at which time you’ll have just 10 hours of play time that can be spread out across four multiplayer modes on five maps. You’ll also have access to the first two War Stories of the single-player campaign.

As part of a week-long sale, you can pick up Battlefield 1 for just $30 should you want to make it a permanent part of your library.

In related news, EA recently revealed new details about the game’s upcoming expansion packs. The first one, They Shall Not Pass, is scheduled to arrive this month and brings a wealth of new maps, weapons, vehicles and more to the popular war game.

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Skidmarksdeluxe

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I'm only interested in the single player campaign. I'll never play the multiplayer part of things so it's not worth the $30 to me. I'll wait for it to come down even further in price.
 

yRaz

Posts: 3,607   +3,527
I can see myself buying this for $30. Hopefully the "season pass" or whatever is also on sale and I can actually pick up a whole EA game for a reasonable price.

I understand that they are a business and they're entitled to make money, but a lot of what they do is price gouging
 

j05hh

Posts: 191   +61
I'm only interested in the single player campaign. I'll never play the multiplayer part of things so it's not worth the $30 to me. I'll wait for it to come down even further in price.

Single player campaign is fun. If only the DLC would add more to single player.
 

Uncle Al

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You know, it looks pretty interesting and it has a lot of positives. I'm not wild about the installment software package concept only because in too many cases you are spending way too much money for bits and pieces and of course, there is no guarantee it will last. EA has been around a long time so I doubt they will suddenly disappear, but still, considering the profit margins on some of these games, they could put forth a lot more effort and give their users a bigger bang for the buck ......
 

Lionvibez

Posts: 2,261   +1,751
If it has crossplatform play (PC and Xbox), then I might try it out...

This isn't street fighter with controllers.

First person shooter console vs pc is keyboard and mouse vs a controller.

The console users will need aim assist to even it out.

no thanks.

Battlefield games are good enough on their own cross platform while nice isn't necessary.