Microsoft Simplifies Giving to the CDC & Makes Gears 5 Temporarily Free
Part of the recent Inside Xbox event reminded gamers of two free experiences that they can enjoy on their Xbox for free right now: Gears 5 and Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited. Gears 5 will be available for free to play from now until April 12th, while ESO: Tamriel Unlimited is free to play from now until April 13th. Both titles are part of the Game Pass lineup which is available for $10 per month, with Xbox Live and Game Pass for PC included. Xbox gamers are also able to donate easily to the CDC by donating Rewards points earned in a limited time event by playing select games.
The CDC Foundation is working hard to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and Microsoft has made it easier for gamers to donate to the foundation and participate in the battle against the microscopic menace. Xbox Rewards points can be earned by playing multiple games and Microsoft encourages gamers to earn more points right now through the “Do Your Part From Home” event which includes a punch card which basically acts like a quest giver. 1,000 points equals $1 donated to the CDC and Microsoft will match each donation, doubling the potential funds.
The Coalition recently added Dave Bautista’s wrestling finisher to Gears 5, which gamers can check out for free this week. The Dark Heart of Skyrim is being added to ESO in an expansion known as Greymoor soon and for gamers who are new to ESO, ZeniMax Online has created an introductory quest for the expansion if they find themselves enjoying the free play days. It’s cool to see that Microsoft is giving gamers more things to enjoy, while enabling them to donate to the CDC by playing games.
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Source: Press Release