Skyrim: Special Edition Free to Play on Xbox One This Weekend


While many fans are still anticipating the release of the Nintendo Switch version of the fifth installment in Bethesda's epic fantasy-RPG series, The Elder Scrolls, the publisher and developer have decided to give Xbox One fans a taste of the enhanced iteration of the title – that is, Skyrim: Special Edition – as a freebie for this weekend. As it so happens, the company has decided that Xbox One users will be able to return to the game at no cost on the platform for the first ever free weekend for the game.

Beginning on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:01 AM PDT and continuing on through to Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM PDT, Xbox Live Gold Members on Xbox One will be able to explore the sweeping map of Skyrim: Special Edition, complete a nearly innumerable amount of quests, and of course, take on the mantle of the Dragonborn in this fifth chapter in The Elder Scrolls saga.

As an added bonus, those who try out Skyrim: Special Edition this weekend and wish to purchase it after the free trial is over will be able to buy it for 50% off from September 7, 2017 to September 18, 2017, making it the most beneficial time to play and experience the game, especially for those who have yet to give the fantasy-RPG a go. What's more is that those who decide to jump back into Skyrim after the Free Play Days end will retain all of their earned achievements and saved game progress.

Should the free weekend for Skyrim: Special Edition not be enough of an incentive to play the incredibly popular and critically acclaimed title from Bethesda, it's worth noting that our review of the game declared the enhanced version to be "a must-play for anyone who somehow missed it the first time around." Of course, even if one hasn't played the title since it launched in 2011, the improved graphics and fantastic gameplay alone in Skyrim: Special Edition should provide enough motivation to at least boot it up once during the Xbox One's Free Play Days.

Skyrim: Special Edition is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Bethesda – Twitter

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