The Division 2 is Free this Weekend, on Sale for 95% Off

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In terms of killer video game deals, it doesn’t get much more impressive than Ubisoft’s free weekend for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. From now until March 2 you can download and play a free trial version of The Division 2 on PC (Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

You won’t need anything extra to access The Division 2 free weekend on PC or PlayStation 4. Xbox One owners, however, will need to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

The entire game is available to play during the free weekend period, and progress will carry over to the full game should you choose to purchase it.

Ubisoft made that decision pretty easy thanks to a hilariously steep discount on the base game: 95% off, which equates to $2.99 for a well-reviewed multiplayer action game that released just last year.

The Division 2 has received numerous post-launch updates and free expansions since release. The first paid expansion, Warlords of New York, is releasing next week on March 3. It adds a new story, an extended endgame, and a return to New York with an increased level cap to 40. Purchasing the expansion offers an instant boost to level 30 so you can drop right in to the new content.

The Division 2 free weekend is going on now. It’s rated M for Mature.

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Digital Board Games Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne Free on Epic Games Store

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This week, from Feb. 6 to Feb. 13, you can get two excellent digital board game adaptations for free on the Epic Games Store: Ticket to Ride, and Carcassonne: The Official Board Game.

“We leverage our board game DNA, combined with our specific digital expertise to immerse players into amazing stories. Combining the two most thriving categories of entertainment, board and video games, our titles are intellectually rewarding, driven by player choices and set in awe-inspiring universes,” said Pierre Ortolan, CEO, Asmodee Digital. “Because we love to play, craft and publish these kinds of games, we aim to get more and more people on board with our passion. That’s why we’re so excited by our partnership with the Epic Games Store as it enables us to introduce new audiences to the genres we love. For the launch we have selected major iconic digital board game adaptations, offering a premium experience for free.”

To nab the free games, you’ll need go login with your Epic Games account. Then simply scroll down on the store page to the Free Games section. Both games also feature optional paid DLC.

In Ticket to Ride, players take turns drawing train tickets to complete their destination goals, forming routes along the US map. It’s considered a popular gateway game with its simple gameplay and family-friendly theme. You can play single player with bots, or multiplayer online and locally.

Carcassonne is the original tile-laying game where players collectively build up a French countryside, using their meeples to score points off of completed roads, cities, and monasteries. Carcassonne also features single player as well as local and online multiplayer.

The press release also announced Pandemic: The Board Game as a third offering, but it has since been removed, and can no longer be found on the Epic Games Store at all.

The Asmodee Digital version of Carcassonne is also available on Steam PC, Android, and Nintendo Switch. Ticket to Ride is available on iOs, Android, Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The Outer Worlds Review

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Available On: PC (Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, Xbox One

I put about 40 hours into Fallout 4 when it launched in 2015 before I fell off, leaving much of the massive world and story unexplored. I’ve kept it installed on my hard drive ever since, deluding myself that I would jump back in to finish it some day.

After playing The Outer Worlds, I promptly uninstalled Fallout 4. The Outer Worlds’ tight pacing, excellent writing, and fun gameplay have completely satiated my first-person RPG desires – and it does it all in under 40 hours.

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