Microsoft Xbox One makes three games “free” this weekend

Overwatch, Wreckfest, and F1 2020 all on offer

Overwatch.

There’s an old saying that the best things in life are free. Unless you’re talking air—as opposed to a Microsoft Xbox One—that’s not technically true.

Everything from the water that comes out of your kitchen tap to falling in love costs something whether you realize it or not.

So when something is actually legitimately free, it pays to jump on it. And that should have you excited about this weekend.

Microsoft is making Wreckfest, F1 2020, and Overwatch: Origins Edition free to play starting today. From now until Sunday, all you need to do is head to the Gold-member section of your Microsoft Xbox One and then click.

Microsoft Xbox One!

Furthermore, if you like what you see, the games will be offered at a discount after the free period. Should you decide to spring for a game on your Microsoft Xbox One, all progress made will migrate after your purchase.

By discounts, we’re talking deep ones. Overwatch will cost $19.80, which is almost 70 percent off the regular sticker price.

Wreckfest: Digital Deluxe ($41.99), Wreckfest: Standard Edition ($27.99), F1 2020: Seventy Edition ($41.99), and F1 2020: Deluxe Schumacher Edition ($48.99) are all 30 percent off.

For newbies who’ve been out of the loop since Pong, Overwatch is a first-person shooter where players compete in teams of six.

F1 2020 transports players to the Formula 1 tracks where they can unleash their inner Michael Schumachers.

And true to its name, Wreckfest gives players the chance to slide behind the wheel and cause a thrilling amount of damage in demolition-derby and banger-racing modes.

The only downside of the free weekend? That would be the reality that to cash in you need an Xbox One. Also, you need an Xbox One Gold membership, which of course costs money.

All this proves, once again, that even when things are free, there’s usually a hidden cost. Unless, that is, you’re talking about air.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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