Aside from free monthly games, another perk to being an Xbox Live Gold member is having access to Free Play Days, which make certain games free to play throughout a given weekend. Starting today, three games are available to play for free: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, WWE 2K19, and Dead by Daylight: Special Edition.
It's perfect timing to play Borderlands: The Handsome Collection--the two games included, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, just received free Ultra HD texture packs that greatly enhance the graphics on Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and PC. Plus, Borderlands 3 finally has a confirmed release date and is now available to pre-order.
If you have a Steam account, you can also play Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for free on PC this weekend. You'll have to go to each game's individual store page, where you can then play them at no cost.
Then there's WWE 2K19, which marks the 20th game in the WWE game series. WWE 2K19 introduces minor quality-of-life improvements for in-ring action and, outside the ring, a plethora of new content and game modes, including a story-driven MyCareer mode.
Finally, you can try out the special edition for Dead By Daylight, a multiplayer horror game that pits four players (the "Survivors") against one other player (the "Killer") in an eerie environment. The survivors are tasked with repairing five generators in order to escape before the killer can find and take them out.
All three games are free to play until Monday, April 8 at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET. To download the games on your console, navigate to the Gold member area on your Xbox One dashboard. If you enjoy the games, you can buy them at a discount this weekend and continue playing with all of your progress.
Xbox One free weekend games for Gold members:
- Borderlands: The Handsome Collection -- $15
- WWE 2K19 -- $19.80
- Dead By Daylight: Special Edition -- $15