Play Titanfall for free this weekend

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EA and Respawn’s mech-and-pilot shooter Titanfall was the big hit at last year’s E3, and was even rather well received by critics upon its final release. Unfortunately, the game was denied a local release because its cloud-powered servers are too far away from Africa. Maybe you’ve been wondering what the hype is about. If you have a bunch of spare bandwidth, you can give it a shot this weekend – for free.

The game will be free to play for the weekend, as part of EA’s new “Game Time” promotion. 

It’s Game Time! This is a brand new program on Origin: it’s free time with full games. Origin Game Time isn’t a demo, it’s the full game playable for free for as long as there’s time on your Game Time clock. And we’re kicking off Origin Game Time with a truly massive experience: Titanfall on PC.

This weekend you’ll be able to download Titanfall and play for free for two days straight. We’re launching Origin Game Time for Titanfall across the world over the next several hours, so if you don’t see it available yet in your territory, you will soon. Origin Game Time games will appear on our Free Games page when they’re available to download.

Of course, Titanfall won’t appear on the South African Origin store, so you’ll have to use your brainboxes to create a faux one based in the US or UK. If you do happen to see what you like, remember that buying an Origin code for Titanfall from somewhere like Evopoints.co.za will allow you to download and play the game on your usual Origin account.

Last Updated: June 20, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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