If you happen to be one of those Xbox One players who doesn’t have Diablo 3 on their system, Blizzard would like to change that for at least a few days. A free Diablo 3 weekend has been announced exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for this weekend only.
Starting this Thursday, July 27th at 9am PDT until Monday, July 31st at 11:59pm PDT, Xbox Live Gold players can download and play the Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition at absolutely no cost. The bundled version includes the base game and the Reaper of Souls content expansion.
In addition to the free weekend, the Xbox Store is running a special discount on the Diablo 3: Eternal Collection, offering the game at a 35% discount through the week. Just in case you’re not familiar, that edition bundles the base game, Reaper of Souls, and the Rise of the Necromancer pack.
Players interested in a free video game (and who wouldn’t be, really) can simply click on the Gold Member area of the dashboard or download directly from the Xbox Store at the appointed hour.
We’re curious if this sort of promotion will be a test bed for similar offers on other platforms, including PS4 and PC. One would assume that Diablo 3 is already something of a household name for ARPG fans, but then again, we’re not ones to look a gift horse in the mouth either.
Source: press release