Updated – Free Play Days: Battlefield 2042 and Star Renegades – Xbox Wire

Editor’s Note (1/7/22): This article has been updated to remove The Sinking City as part of this week’s Free Play Days event for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members.


Enter the battlefield, fight an evolving enemy, or explore the world of the macabre. Battlefield 2042, Star Renegades, and The Sinking City are all available this weekend for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play from Thursday, January 6 at 12:01 a.m. PST until Sunday, January 9 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

How to Start Playing

Find and install the games here on Xbox.com. Clicking through will send you to the Microsoft Store, where you must be signed in to see the option to install with your Xbox Live Gold membership. To download on console, click on the Subscriptions tab in the Xbox Store and enter the Gold member area to locate the Free Play Days collection on your Xbox One.

Keep the Fun Going

Purchase the game and other editions at a limited time discount and continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and earned achievements during the event! Please note that discount percentage may vary by region.

Game Details

  • Battlefield 2042
  • Star Renegades
  • The Sinking City
    • Standard Edition ($59.99 SRP) at 80% off: $12.00
    • Necronomicon Edition ($74.99 SRP) at 80% off: $15.00

Battlefield 2042
Adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad in Battlefield 2042, this Free Play Days weekend. Marking a return to the iconic all-out warfare the franchise is known for, take on several experiences with support for up to 128 players on the Series X|S. And if you are up for the challenge, try your best in Battlefield Hazard Zone, a tense squad-focused survival experience where every bullet counts and every decision matters.

Star Renegades
Fight for survival against the invading Imperium this weekend when Star Renegades comes to Free Play Days. In a tactical turn-based battle system that emphasizes interupts and counters,  learn new fighting techniques against an evolving enemy and pass the knowledge down to the next group of heroes to give them a chance at prevailing. Unlock dozens of alternate characters and survive the relentless onslaught of an Intelligent Adversary system that generates unique enemies and bosses as you play.

The Sinking City
Set in an open world inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft, investigate and uncover the truth of what has possessed a city and its inhabitants. Featuring an oppressive atmosphere and a vast open world that can be explored, solve each case in a number of ways with multiple possible endings based on your actions. And if you enjoy the game, both The Sinking City and The Necronomicon Edition are available at up to 80% off for a limited time!

Don’t miss out on this exciting Free Play Days for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members! Learn more about Free Play Days here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire to find out about future Free Play Days and all the latest Xbox gaming news.

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