If you’re an XBox Live Gold member, you can play Halo 5: Guardians for free throughout the weekend. The event kicks off today and runs through Monday, January 15th.
The game is available for download and here’s what you can expect to find on getting started:
- play the campaign
- co-op game play with up to 3 others
- competitive multiplayer action
Any progress you make on your character through the weekend will be retained should you decide to purchase the game. As expected, there will be some nifty discounts (20%) available to entice you to do just that.
Halo 5: Guardians
From the store page:
Halo 5: Guardians delivers epic multiplayer experiences that span multiple modes, full-featured level building tools, and a new chapter in the Master Chief saga. And now with Xbox One X, players can experience enhanced visuals, up to 4K resolution, increased visual details, and improved graphic fidelity that makes the game look better than ever before, all while maintaining a consistent 60FPS for the smoothest gameplay possible.
EPIC CAMPAIGN The Master Chief saga continues, with solo and up to 4-player cooperative experience that spans three worlds. A mysterious and unstoppable force threatens the galaxy. The Spartans of Fireteam Osiris and Blue Team must embark on a journey that will change the course of history and the future of mankind.
WARZONE MULTIPLAYER Play with friends and compete against rivals in three massive multiplayer modes new to the Halo franchise: Warzone, Warzone Assault, and Warzone Firefight.
ARENA MULTIPLAYER Halo 5’s Arena multiplayer continues the established franchise legacy of pure, skill-based 4v4 competitive combat. Multiple Arena modes provide endless ways to play and compete, from classic Slayer and Capture The Flag modes, to popular social modes like Infection, Grifball, and the all-new Super Fiesta.
FORGE For years, Halo’s Forge mode has empowered Halo fans to create new maps and game modes that have changed the way people play and experience Halo. Download new levels from the Forge community created on either Windows (using “Halo 5: Forge” for Windows 10) or Xbox One. Customize existing maps or create your own from scratch. Browse, find, and play an endless array of custom games created and hosted by the community.