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Borderlands 3 is free to play for the weekend on Steam and Stadia

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Borderlands 3 (opens in new tab) is going free for the weekend on Steam. Until 10 am PT/1 pm ET on August 10, the curious but unconvinced will have unrestricted access to the complete game, and if you decide to spring for it at any point during or after the freebie, any progress or loot you've earned will carry over.

It's also on sale on Steam (opens in new tab) for 50 percent off all three editions of the game—the standard, the Digital Deluxe, and the Super Deluxe—so if you're feeling the inclination to spend some money, this isn't a bad time to do it.

The Borderlands 3 free weekend is also available on Stadia and consoles, if that's your thing, although the ending times are different for some reason. The full schedule is below, and for more free games to play, don't miss our ongoing roundup of all the free games you can grab right now (opens in new tab).

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Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.