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Smash + Grab goes free for the weekend, even though it's only Thursday [Updated]

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United Front's three-on-three gang warfare game Smash + Grab turned up on Early Access last month and even though it's still early days, it sounds very interesting, and potentially very good, so far. And from now until next Tuesday, you can give it a try yourself without spending a dime. 

"Since our Steam Early Access launch, we’ve patched the game seven times and made 63 big improvements, including Crew Commands, crash and bug fixes, optimizations, gameplay and matchmaking tuning, and the addition of new unlockable items," the studio said. "We’re going to keep up that pace with regular bug fixes and tweaks, as well as major content updates, which will add new characters, maps, modes and more." 

The free weekend is live now and runs until 12 pm PT on October 18. Smash + Grab will also be on sale for 15 percent off throughout the freebie, dropping it to $17/£13. One oddity: The Smash + Grab Steam page says the "play free" period ends in two days, not five as you'd expect. I assume that's just a typo, but I've reached out to United Front to find out for sure.   

Update: It is in fact a typo. A rep confirmed that the message is "an error on the Steam side of things," and that Smash + Grab will be free until Tuesday.

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.