The best FREE games to play this weekend: PC, Xbox and PS5
If you're trying to game on a budget, we've rounded up the best games you can play on Xbox, PS5 and PC, absolutely free.
After blowing hundreds of dollars on your new console or PC rig, you'll likely find it difficult to justify spending upwards of $80 on a new video game. Thankfully, in the modern age of gaming, there's a litany of free-to-play games to jump into at no cost.
Here are our picks for the very best games you can play this weekend without paying a cent. Be sure to check out our reviews of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X if you're undecided on which Next Gen console is right for you.
Best multi-platform free games: PC, Xbox and PlayStation
- Fortnite – Download this ultra-popular battle royale shooter for free on your favourite gaming platform. Go it alone or team up with friends to prove yourself the ultimate survivor.
- Warframe – This free game features a fascinating story, endlessly customisable combat and an expansive player base. Grab it on your platform of choice today.
- Call of Duty: Warzone – When arguably the biggest name in first-person shooters made its mark on the battle royale scene in 2020, gamers everywhere took notice. Download the free game today, in time to take part in the Operation Monarch event featuring King Kong and Godzilla.
- Rocket League – Football, but with cars. This simple premise has kept a huge fanbase captive for 7 years. Check out this critically acclaimed experience today.
- Apex Legends – Choose your legend and go to war with your squad to prove yourself the fiercest competitor in this Titanfall spin-off.
- Destiny 2 – The day Destiny 2 transitioned from pay-to-play to free-to-play was a great day for thrifty gamers. Step into a riveting science fiction universe and take on your role as a Guardian of Earth.
Best PC-exclusive free games
- Borderlands 3 – For a limited time, this chaotic RPG shooter is available to download for free on the Epic Games store.
- League of Legends – Once you get hooked on this addictive multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), you'll never turn back. With more than 140 champions, you'll easily find an avatar to suit your taste and play style.
- DOTA 2 – You'll find out why more than 7.6 million gamers log onto DOTA 2 every month when you download this endlessly exciting MOBA.
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Gamers the world over rejoiced when CS:GO became free-to-play in late 2018. You'll want to get comfortable as you get stuck into 9 game modes and 27 maps.
- Hearthstone – If you love trading card games, you'll quickly become immersed in the vibrant and enthralling world of Hearthstone. With over 3,700 cards to collect and constant updates, you'll never get through all the fun it has to offer.
- Team Fortress 2 – This classic PC masterpiece still holds up today with a lively player base. Choose from 9 classes to play as in a huge range of dynamic game modes.
Best deals on console games
These games might not be free, but they're still available for tantalisingly low prices.