Xbox Live Gold, Rocket League and NBA 2K17 are free this weekend

Rocket League game shot

Xbox Live’s Multiplayer All-Access event kicks off this weekend, Microsoft has announced. From February 16 to the 19th, Xbox 360 and Xbox One users can play online without the need for an Xbox Live Gold subscription, which is normally required.

In addition, the company has announced that during this period, Rocket League and NBA 2K17 will be playable for free on Xbox One. Rocket League, the massively successful vehicular soccer game, is the first and only Xbox One game to support full cross-platform play with PC. The games are also discounted on Xbox One, with NBA 2K17 costing $51.99 CAD (35 percent off) for everyone and Rocket League selling for $14.99 for Xbox Live Gold members, down from $19.99.

As part of the event, Xbox has partnered with Stallion83, who has the highest Gamerscore in the world. You can game with Stallion83 in Rocket League today at 4PM ET and tomorrow at 5PM ET in NBA 2K17, as well as ask him and members of the Xbox team questions on Beam and Twitch.

Members of Xbox Live Gold can also download three games at no additional charge, including Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, which is playable on Xbox 360 and Xbox One via backwards compatibility.

If you don’t have Xbox Live Gold but are interested in subscribing, it’s worth noting that the membership price is increasing to $69.99 at the end of February, up from $59.99.

Next week, on February 21st, you’ll also be able to play the real-time strategy game Halo Wars 2 — which MobileSyrup called a “pleasant surprise” — when it releases on Xbox One and Windows.

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