Steep Free Weekend: Spend a couple of days on the slopes for free!

Update: Download links! PlayStation 4, UPlay PC (requires UPlay). Xbox One coming shortly.

Yes, everyone knows that there ain’t no weekend like a Steep Free Weekend cause a Steep Free Weekend don’t stop (till Monday) And this weekend is a Steep Free Weekend.

If you’ve got a PS4, Xbox One or PC and Internet access, for two (almost three!) days you’ll be able to download and play Steep for nothing, free, gratuit, frei, gratuito. You’ll have access to the full DICE Sports Game of the Year, including the recently released Alaska update and all online modes.

Experience dawn on the Matterhorn, wear salopettes at Les Chosalets, enjoy the incline of the Zweiselstein – but what you do on Mont Blanc is your own business.

So why not get a few online friends together and dive in for some snow-based shenanigans? The free weekend starts this Friday the 10th March, at 8:01am on Xbox One and 6pm on PS4 and PC – and closes on Monday 13th March at 7:59am on Xbox One, and 6pm on PS4 and PC.

But what will you do when it closes? What if Steep turns out to be the Winter Sports Holiday you never want to end? Well, one option would be to buy the game at a vast discount and carry your progress over: brace yourself for an avalanche of numbers. From the 10th to the 21st of March, the Xbox Live store will be selling Steep’s Standard Edition with 50% off, and the Gold Edition (containing the Season Pass) with 40% off. On PSN the Standard and Gold Editions will both be 44% off until March 15th. Likewise, Ubisoft Store will be selling the PC versions of Steep’s Standard and Gold editions at a 40% discount until the 15th. Got it? Good.

To find out more about Steep, check our cunningly named guide to Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Steep But Were Afraid To Ask.

We’ll update the Blog on Friday with download links for the Free Weekend. Stay tuned for all the latest on Steep!

Steep

Steep

Release date — December 2nd, 2016
Developer — Ubisoft Annecy, Montpelier, Kiev
PEGI 12+
Ride a massive open world of the Alps and Alaska, where the powder is always fresh and the run never ends.Defy and master the world’s most epic mountains on skis, wingsuit, snowboard, and in paraglide. Go solo or drop in side by side with other players. Record and share the most insane stunts ever captured. Dare your friends to try out your custom lines, then challenge the world to beat your best tricks and relive your most epic wipeouts. The mountain is yours to explore. So strap in, suit up, and drop in.
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Phil is so incredibly old that his earliest gaming memories involve those late-70s TV Pong clone machines made by Binatone, typing BASIC games into the one-piece keyboard of a Sinclair ZX80 from magazine listings, and the static burble of Commodore 64 tape loading. He does Marketing things in Ubisoft's Guildford office. He's been at the company for 18 years. The numpty.