For the first time ever, Microsoft is opening multiplayer access to everyone that has an Xbox One or Xbox 360 console and an Xbox Live account. Normally an Xbox Live Gold subscription is required (which I might add is currently $40 for a 12 month subscription on Amazon) in order to queue up and play with — and against — your friends. The free multiplayer weekend is running from now until Sunday, June 12th.
In addition to Microsoft unlocking the Xbox Live multiplayer service, Psyonix’s Rocket League — the award-winning, physics-based game of soccer with rocket powered vehicles — will be free to play as well until the free multiplayer weekend ends. If you’ve been on the fence about checking it out, now is a great time and you can download it from the link at the bottom of this post.
The Xbox One version of Rocket League includes:
- All “Game of the Year Edition” content, which packs every item from the previously-released DLC Packs, “Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars,” and “Chaos Run” into a single package
- Exclusive Battle-Cars: 16 Cars + 2 Xbox One Exclusives (The Halo “HogSticker,” an alternate version of the Warthog, and the Gears of War “Armadillo”
- Insane Customization: Personalize your vehicle with hundreds of different items for BILLIONS of possible combinations!
- Awesome Arenas: DFH Stadium, Beckwith Park, Mannfield, Urban Station, Utopia Coliseum, and Wasteland (with multiple variants of most maps)
- Fantastic Multiplayer: 4-Player Splitscreen, 8-Player Online, Ranked and Unranked play, special Mutator-themed playlist(s), Private Match support (with named rooms and optional passwords)
- Cool Game Modes: Exhibition 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, Unfair Mode (1v2, 1v3, 1v4), and Offline Season Mode
- More Features: Replay Viewer, customizable controls, “Mutator” game-variant options (Ball Type, Ball Speed, Boost Strength, Max Score, Match Length, etc.)
Are you looking forward to the free multiplayer weekend and being able to try Rocket League for free? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Download Rocket League Weekend Unlock Bundle