Starting today, Blizzard‘s action role-playing game Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition can be downloaded and played free of charge on the Xbox One for those who currently hold a valid subscription to Xbox Live Gold. The title’s availability is being offered at no cost on the platform for the next several days thanks to Microsoft’s Free Play Days promotion, which usually unlocks free trials such as this to Gold members.
Those Xbox One owners who are looking to give Diablo 3 a go for free have been able to do so starting at 12:01 AM PT / 3:01 AM ET, with the promotion lasting through Monday of next week, ending on July 31, 2017 at 12:00 AM PT / 3:00 AM ET. Fans that decide to play the action role-playing game at no cost who then go on to purchase it will surely be thankful to learn that all progress and achievements will carry over should one choose to upgrade.
The free weekend for Diablo 3 on Xbox One features the the Ultimate Evil Edition of the game, including its Reaper of Souls expansion, which many fans and critics agree was not only a fantastic piece of post-launch content, but also gave the game a sorely needed shot in the arm. Furthermore, during the free weekend, Blizzard has taken 35% off the title’s Eternal Collection edition on the Xbox Store, which includes the base game and every add-on put out for D3 thus far, including the recently released Necromancer class.
All things considered, for those Xbox One owners who have been itching to try out Diablo 3, but haven’t wanted to spend the money on the game, now is the best time to do so. In addition to getting the chance to play it for free, Blizzard has also just recently launched Season 11 for the game, which offers a fresh start and level playing field, with new seasonal heroes being set to Level 1, and the ability to get one’s name on season-specific leaderboards, obtain achievements, and get rewards for progress.
Diablo 3 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with its free trial weekend on the Microsoft console starting today and ending on July 31, 2017.