Have an Xbox 360 but no Xbox Live Gold? Enjoy free multiplayer this weekend

If you’ve been wanting to give Xbox 360’s multiplayer gaming a try, but haven’t made the jump to Xbox Live Gold, then you’re in luck. Thanks to Microsoft’s Major Nelson, we learn that Microsoft will be turning on multiplayer gaming for everyone this weekend, at no cost, giving everyone the chance to go head-to-head with their favorite players.

Here are some details on this weekend's free multiplayer gaming on Xbox 360.

Here are some details on this weekend’s free multiplayer gaming on Xbox 360.

Of course, Microsoft isn’t just being nice here. They want to convince you that Xbox Live Gold brings some serious value. At $9.99 a month or $59.99 for a year, Xbox Live Gold isn’t the least expensive option out there, but it does provide some advantages to Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners. Here’s a short list:

Xbox Live Gold offers up a fair amount of value.

Xbox Live Gold offers up a fair amount of value.

Free multiplayer gaming will last from October 9 through October 11, and will be available in all regions and for all supported games. It doesn’t look like Xbox 360 users need to do anything special, so go fire up some games and get playing.

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