Dirt 5: Free Weekend with Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate

Dirt 5: Free Weekend with Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate

Dirt 5

Microsoft has presented the games of the Free Play Days for the upcoming weekend. For the next few days, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will have the chance to take a look at Dirt 5.

The Codemasters racing game is now free to try on Xbox until Sunday night. All you have to do is download the title from the Xbox Store. After the test phase has expired, the game is automatically blocked again. If you decide to buy Dirt 5 (buy now), you can easily take your saved game with you. The offer is really worthwhile for members of Xbox Live Gold. For some time now, the racing game has been part of the Xbox Game Pass for consoles and PC anyway. So if you want to play Dirt 5 a little longer, you can simply get the title this way.

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Xbox Live and Game Pass Ultimate subs can play Dirt 5 and Rainbow Six Siege free for a limited time

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The latest Xbox Free Play Days event is now underway, letting Xbox Live Gold (and Game Pass Ultimate) subscribers try Dirt 5 and Rainbow Six Siege on the house. 

The full versions of both games are now available for free to active Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and any progress you earn during the event – including achievements and Gamerscore – will carry over if you decide to buy either of them. Dirt 5 is still fairly new so it's sitting at $59.99, but Rainbow Six Siege happens to be on sale right now, with the standard edition available for just $9.99 at 75% off. 

Dirt 5 will be free to play until Sunday, March 21 at 11:59pm PT / 2:59am ET / 6:59am BT, but Rainbow Six Siege will stick around a bit longer until Wednesday, March 24 at the same times. You can download and install the games via the Microsoft store on PC, and through the subscriptions tab of the Xbox Store on console. 

Rainbow Six Siege is a 5v5 objective-based shooter, and a frequent Xbox Free Play Days participant. Last month, Ubisoft outlined an extensive list of content planned for the game's sixth year, including multiple expansions and yet more quality of life improvements. 

Dirt 5, meanwhile, is the latest in Codemasters' off-road racing franchise. As we learned in a chat with Troy Baker, who plays protagonist Alex 'AJ' Janicek, it's got a surprisingly fleshed-out story, though the focus is still squarely on cars that go fast. 

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