Free Play Days – Them’s Fightin’ Herds and Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

Free Play Days – Them’s Fightin’ Herds and Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

Get ready to throw down with adorable animals designed by acclaimed cartoon producer Lauren Faust or plan your next big heist this weekend with Free Play Days. Them’s Fightin’ Herds and Payday 2: Crimewave Edition are available this weekend for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member to play from Thursday, April 13 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until Sunday, April 16 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. 

How to Start Playing

Find and install the games on each of the individual game details page on Clicking through will send you to the Microsoft Store, where you must be signed in to see the option to install with your Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. To download on console, click on the Subscriptions tab in the Xbox Store and enter the Gold member area to locate the Free Play Days collection on your Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Keep the Fun Going

Purchase the game and other editions at a limited time discount and continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and earned achievements during the event! Please note that discounts and percentages may vary by title and region.

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Them’s Fightin’ Herds

Them’s Fightin’ Herds is a 2D fighting game featuring a cast of adorable animals designed by acclaimed cartoon producer Lauren Faust. Beneath the cute and cuddly surface, a serious fighter awaits!

Key Features
● Streamlined Combat – 4-button fighting mechanics, magic system, enhanced super attack, and juggle decay to prevent infinite combos.

● Story Mode – An episodic adventure filled with exploration, combat challenges, minigames, and boss fights!

● Local Versus and Online Matchmaking – Fight opponents offline or battle across the globe with GGPO’s powerful rollback netcode.

● Tutorial and Training Modes – Learn the ropes with combo trials and guided tutorials, practice combos in the data-rich training room, and view replays from your matches!

● Pixel Lobby – Unlock accessories, customize your avatar, and explore a top-down visual lobby with other players online.

● Dynamic Music System – Rockin’ battle music adapts to the characters to make every match feel like a clash of champions.

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PAYDAY is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter where you rob banks and get paid.
The Crimewave edition includes an enhanced graphic engine. Up to four friends co-operate on the hits and as the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding. Along with earning more money and becoming a legendary criminal Crime does pay – use your funds to customize your character with new skillsets that change the way you play and kit them out with their own guns and gear. Rebuilt visuals bring heisting into 1080p resolution. See every bank note fly and Feel every bullet blast past your head in full HD .

Don’t miss out on this exciting Free Play Days for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member! Learn more about Free Play Days here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire to find out about future Free Play Days and all the latest Xbox gaming news. 

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The popularity of free-to-play games has skyrocketed over the past few years, with an increasing library of titles on offer for gamers to enjoy without paying a cent. This week, Microsoft Store is offering the chance to experience a selection of its own titles during its ‘Free Play Days’ event. Two of the titles available during this time are Them’s Fightin’ Herds and PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition.

Them’s Fightin’ Herds is a head-to-head 2D fighting game developed by Mane6 and published by Humble Games. Featuring an all-women character roster inspired by My Little Pony, this title provides fast-paced battles for gamers to wage, with each character offering their own unique play style. This free event will allow fans of fighting games the chance to experience all that Them’s Fightin’ Herds has to offer.

The second title available during this free play event is PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition, a co-operative bank robbery shooter. Developed and published by OVERKILL Software, you and up to three additional players can take on the role of a heist crew in this title. This edition of PAYDAY 2 also comes with all of the game’s downloadable content, as well as 1080p resolution visuals, enhanced enemy AI, and a bonus heist mission.

The Free Play Days event starts this Thursday and runs for 48 hours until the end of Saturday. During this time, those players who have an Xbox Live Gold subscription can download and enjoy both Them’s Fightin’ Herds and PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition, free of charge and with Xbox Live Achievements to be earned.

For any fans of fighting games or co-operative shooter titles, this free play event provides the perfect opportunity to experience two worthwhile titles at no cost. Be sure to take advantage of this offer while you can and have a great time!

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