2K and Turtle Rock Studios announced a free weekend of Evolve for PC and Xbox One. Players will have access to four playable Monsters and 18 playable Hunters across four unique classes, five game modes and 19 maps; all of this for Free! Those who opt to purchase the game after the weekend will able to transfer over their progress.

Additionally, Meteor Goliath, a free adaptation of the iconic Goliath Monster, will also be available permanently for all players on September 3, 2015. The Meteor Goliath features an alternate character variant that combines new looks, effects, audio and gameplay into a stunning, blue-fire wrapped package. Whereas the original Goliath excels at focusing on one Hunter at a time, Meteor Goliath spreads his attacks using increased range and residual fire damage, while showcasing the following rebalanced abilities:

  • Rock Throw now travels faster and lights enemies on fire;
  • Leap Smash has increased range and lights enemies on fire;
  • Fire Breath has increased range and emits blue flames;
  • Charge has a longer duration and lights enemies on fire.

Current owners are also encouraged to participate in the free weekend to experience Meteor Goliath and the recently released Hunt 2.0. Released on August 11, 2015, this update provides significant improvements to Hunt mode with improved matchmaking, revamped leaderboards, and more. In Hunt 2.0, players can also choose to play exclusively as a Monster or Hunter, while never having to join a match already in progress.

Additionally, this weekend only, all Evolve players can experience every piece of currently available DLC on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Starting at 12:01 AM PT on September 4, 2015, players will get access to the playable characters included in Season 1 and Behemoth Monster for 24 hours. Then, Starting at 08:01 AM PT on September 5, 2015, players will be able to use the playable characters from Season 2 for 24 hours.