Backwards Compatible gaming offers free The Witcher 2 *Update*

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Yes folks, you read that right. With this latest batch of Backwards Compatible games, comes the prequel to CD Projekt Red’s awesome Witcher 3; The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

For a limited time only, you’ll be able to download The Witcher 2 for free, but only if you’ve registered your Live account in the US, the UK, Canada, France or Germany.

You’ve got a little over two weeks to grab this title, as it’s available from today, 21st of January, until the 5th of February.

There’s no information on whether you’ll need to be a Gold member or not, but hey, it’s a free title.

Go for it.


OK, after searching around for this, I’ve found the best way to get this for free is the following.
Using any browser, go here.

Log in and choose to Buy Game (note the price is FREE!)

Confirm the ‘purchase’.

Once complete, browse to your Games & Apps section on your Xbox One. You should find it on the far right, with your other games that are available to download.


You’re welcome.

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