Still wondering if PlayerUnknown’s Battlgrounds lives up to the hype? If you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, you’ll soon be able to make that determination without dropping $29.99 on the game.
That’s because Microsoft on Tuesday announced the popular battle royale game will be free for Xbox Live Gold members to play for four days next week. The free trial runs from Thursday, April 19 at 12:01 a.m. PDT to Sunday, April 22 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
“During Free Play Days players will be able to download and play the full Xbox Game Preview version of PUBG including all multiplayer modes (solo, duos, squads),” Xbox Senior Product Manager Staci King wrote in an Xbox Wire post. “Any Battle Points (BP) you earn during the Free Play Days period will carry over to the game should you purchase it when the Free Play Days period has ended.”
Besides that, there’s a new DLC for PUBG. The $6.99 PUBG5 Pack “includes an exclusive cap, long sleeved shirt, cuffed jeans and hi-top sneakers to customize your character in style,” King wrote. It will be available for one month, starting April 19, and coordinates with the Varsity PUBG5 awarded to players last month.
In other Xbox news, Microsoft this week announced plans to add 19 more original Xbox games to the Xbox One backward compatibility library later this month. The list of titles releasing on April 17 includes: Blinx: The Time Sweeper, Breakdown, Conker: Live & Reloaded, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Hunter: The Reckoning, Jade Empire, Panzer Dragoon Orta, and SSX 3. A second batch will release on April 26, including: Destroy All Humans!, Full Spectrum Warrior, Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction, MX Unleashed, Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Battlefront II, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Star Wars Jedi Starfighter, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, and Star Wars Republic Commando.
If you already own one of these games, you’ll be able to play it on Xbox One with your existing disc. The titles will also be available for purchase digitally via the Microsoft Store.