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If you have yet to play Tom Clancy’s The Division, then this weekend is your best chance to try before you buy. That’s because Ubisoft are making The Division completely free-to-play for one weekend only, for gamers on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Well, what are you waiting for?
Free weekends dedicated to individual games are becoming more common. In the last six months we’ve played Overwatch, FIFA 17, Call of Duty: Infinite War, and Battlefield 1, all completely for free. The latest game to get the free weekend treatment is Tom Clancy’s The Division.
Charged With Saving the World
The Division is an open-world shooter set in New York. A pandemic has swept through the city, with the titular division being tactical agents charged with saving the world. It’s a compelling idea, and the game itself has garnered extremely positive reviews since launching in March 2016.
The free weekend starts today (May 4th) and runs until Sunday (May 7th). The start and end times depend on the platform (PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One) and your location. So you’re best off checking The Division website for full details of how you can get hold of the game.
The full game is free for the entire weekend, meaning you should be able to get a proper taste of the action. And if you like what you see you can buy The Division at the reduced price of $19.99 between now and May 15th. Which is obviously what Ubisoft is hoping you’ll do, hence the taster.
Cassettes Attached to Magazines
I grew up at a time when game demos came on cassettes attached to magazines. Yes, I know I’m old. Things have changed considerably since then, but it’s still nice to try a new game such as The Division before you shell out the money to actually own it. Which is why these free weekends are such a good idea. Now all I have to do is actually find the time to play the damn thing.
Are you going to play The Division for free? Have you previously played the free trial but want to play more? What do you think of publishers opening their games up for free weekends? What game do you want to try before you buy? Please let us know in the comments below!