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Xbox Live Gold Members Can Play Forza Motorsport 5 Free This Weekend on Xbox One

By Xbox Wire Staff
As we gear up for the launch of Forza Horizon 2 on Sept. 30, we’re excited to announce that all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy Forza Motorsport 5 for free this entire upcoming weekend. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. PDT, Thursday, Sept. 4 through 11:59 p.m. PDT, Sunday, Sept. 7, Gold members in Xbox One markets can play the newest entry in the highest-rated racing franchise* of the past decade, Forza Motorsport 5, in entirety and for free.

The
Forza Motorsport 5 weekend will allow you to check out the full Forza experience with special in-game challenges, play against others online and build your achievements and Gamerscore. Throughout the weekend, you will have the chance to compete in a special multiclass endurance in-game race event, Grand Tour of Prague. Complete this endurance event and drive at least 130 miles in the race to earn a new title and badge for your Forza Motorsport 5 profile. After the weekend, you’ll have the option to purchase the game online from the Xbox Store or visit your favorite retailer and continue playing. You will also get to keep your Gamerscore and achievements earned while playing, so invite your Gold friends to play and see who has the best driving skill.

Forza Motorsport 5
is a cinematic automotive journey starring the world’s greatest cars and tracks, created for gamers and racing fans alike, only available on Xbox One. The game features an entirely new graphics engine, 16-car multiplayer races, Drivatar opponents, cloud-powered gameplay, and hundreds of cars perfectly recreated in stunning 1080p and 60fps.

As an added bonus, during the
Forza Motorsport 5 weekend event, Xbox Live members in the U.S. can qualify for a chance to win an all-expenses** paid trip to the three-day Forza Motorsport Grand Prix Road Racing Class at the esteemed Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Arizona. Internationally recognized as the leading authority on advanced driver training, Bob Bondurant has been at the forefront of professional driving instruction since 1968, and his racing class features world-class instructors that teaches thrill seekers and current or aspiring racers how to drive like the pros.


(Play Forza Motorsport 5 for free this weekend and qualify to win a real-life Forza racing school experience)

You can download
Forza Motorsport 5 by visiting the Xbox Store and searching for Forza Motorsport 5. Download the title and put your racing skill to the test. And make sure to check out Forza Horizon 2 launching Sept. 30, 2014.

*Amongst all console and handheld racing franchises, December 1997-April 2014. Source: Metacritic
**Forza Motorsport Gold Weekend from 12:01 A.M. PDT [9/4], 2014 to 11:59 P.M. PDT [9/7], 2014. Open only to Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One. In-game purchases available (sold separately); requires game to play. Sweepstakes: No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of 50 U.S. & D.C., 18+. Ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on 9/7/14. For alternate method of entry, see Official Rules.
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