Microsoft has waived the need for Xbox Live Gold for online multiplayer this weekend.
Beginning today Xbox Live members will not need a Gold membership to enjoy online multiplayer.
This is made possible through Xbox’s ‘Free Play Days for All’ event which begins today and runs through February 3.
Xbox Live Gold is currently required to play Fortnite online so this will be a great time for those without a membership to jump in.
While a Battle Pass would help you get the most bang for your buck in Fortnite it is totally playable for free.
Fortnite is fully cross-play with all platforms, including PS4, so this will also allow Xbox players to play with friends on other platforms.
Now is a great time to jump into Fortnite as we’re gearing up for a special Marshmello concert.
The first challenge went live today while the others will be going live tomorrow, all leading up to a concert in Pleasant Park.
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) January 31, 2019
On top of offering free multiplayer for the weekend, Microsoft is also running a minute-long Super Bowl ad.
If you’re not interested in waiting around to see the ad, you can check out the extended 90-second version of the it right here.