Everybody likes a free deal. A chance to get something without giving anything up, the hookup, the freebie. Microsoft understands that keeping their customers happy will, in turn, keep their own pockets full. That's why they are offering gamers a chance to play Gears of War 4 for free this upcoming weekend. The brutal and exhilarating game will be free to play for Xbox Live Gold members throughout the weekend, starting on January 31 and ending on February 3. Gears of War 4 will turn three years old this Fall, so it isn't like Microsoft is blessing gamers with a new title. Still, the replay value is high on the brutal third-person shooter... and free is free. 

Gears of War is based in a post-apocalyptic alternate Earth where creatures from underground rise up and wipe out most of humanity. Gamers must play as a member of the Coalition, a military program that aims to destroy the underground enemies. The entire Gears of War series is also available as part of Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscription service, so you can dive into the entire story. Gears of War 4 will run at up to 60fps in 4K with HDR if you're gaming on the Xbox One X, giving players the crispest look for the free game.