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Assassin's Creed Origins is free to play this weekend

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Escape reality this weekend with a trip back to Ancient Egypt, because Assassin's Creed Origins (opens in new tab) is free to play this coming weekend.

From 6am (local time) on Friday, June 19 until 1pm on Sunday, June 21, you can download and play Assassin's Creed Origins on PC through Ubisoft (opens in new tab). You can also get your pre-load going right now so you can get playing as soon as the free weekend starts.

When Origins released in 2017, it introduced RPG elements to the Assassin's Creed Formula like skill trees, crafting, and an extensive loot system that Odyssey and Valhalla would build upon (opens in new tab).

Not only did it serve as a pivotal moment for the series, but Origins is also just an epic, gorgeous, gripping game to play. We gave it the number one spot on our list of the best Assassin's Creed games (opens in new tab) until it was unseated by its successor, Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Our 5 out of 5 review (opens in new tab) called Origins "everything you wanted the Creed to be," praising the "ludicrously beautiful and rich open world" and the series' best story campaign.

Anyway, this is all to say if the behemoth that is Assassin's Creed Odyssey overshadowed Origins for you, you should absolutely go back and give it a try. And now that we're all stuck at home looking for massive RPGs to sink into, not to mention it's completely free this weekend, Origins is definitely having a moment.

Be sure to check out these Assassin's Creed Origins hidden mechanics (opens in new tab) before you jump in this weekend.

Jordan Gerblick
Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.