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Titanfall 2's free weekend promotion sees an all-time peak in player numbers

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Titanfall 2 is free-to-play on Steam this weekend.

From now until 10 am PST / 5 pm GMT on May 3, players can jump into Titanfall 2 on Steam without charge to sample both the single- and multiplayer modes. 

"We heard people want to play Titanfall 2 this weekend?" Respawn teased on the Steam page (opens in new tab). "So do we! Join us when we make Titanfall 2 temporarily free-to-play from April 30th @ 10 am PT all the way through May 3rd @ 10 am PT."

The freebie also comes with a subtle plug for Apex Legends (opens in new tab)' upcoming new season, Apex Legends Legacy, which drops on May 4. 

No doubt as a result of the promotion, player numbers have spiked to their highest ever levels, boasting a new all-time concurrent peak on 27,547 players (opens in new tab).

A fleet of ships recently appeared in the sky over the Apex Legends (opens in new tab) Olympus map, and fans think they resemble a style of ship last seen in Titanfall 2. These ships – which might seem slightly unassuming at first – actually bear a striking resemblance to the ships used by IMC forces at one point in the Titanfall 2 campaign.

Speaking of, it's not long until the new season of Apex Legends launches. Valkyrie will be joining the game with Season 9 on May 4.

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Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.