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Ghost Recon Breakpoint is free to play this weekend

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint (opens in new tab) was pretty bad when it launched last year: "Simply not worth the time," we said in our 40/100 review (opens in new tab). Ubisoft has continued to stick with it, though, and just this week released the latest of many updates. Patch 2.1.0 adds much-needed AI teammates (opens in new tab) to the game. And with all that work behind it, Ubi would really appreciate it if everyone would give the game a second chance this weekend.

To take part in the free weekend, head over to the Epic Games Store (opens in new tab) or Uplay (opens in new tab), log into your account, and get to downloading. The action has already begun, and will run until 1 pm PT/4 pm ET on July 20. If you are sufficiently impressed with the improvements and opt to purchase Breakpoint, any progress you earn during the free weekend will carry over.

Some of you may recall that Ubisoft recently released a free trial edition for Ghost Recon Breakpoint that you can play anytime, which might make the free weekend seem redundant. The trial version has a six-hour time limit, though, while the free weekend is wide open: You can play for as long as you can remain conscious.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is also on sale right now, for 67 percent off on the Epic Games Store, or 75 percent off on Uplay, so this isn't a bad time to pick it up if you find yourself smitten. For more free things to play this weekend, keep your attention on our ongoing list of all the free games you can grab right now (opens in new tab).

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.