GTA IV DLC gets free XBL weekend

Online play free of charge for GTA IV and The Lost and Damned

Online play in Grand Theft Auto IV and next week's downloadable episode, The Lost and Damned will be free of charge for the DLC's launch weekend, Microsoft has confirmed.

Starting from the L&D's launch day, February 17, Xbox Live Silver members will be able to take their game online in the new episode and the original game for absolutely zilch, until Sunday, Feb 22.


To supplement the launch celebrations MS and Rockstar have also got a 'Game with Fame' session planned with Hip Hop DJ Statik Selektah, as well as loads of GTA swag to win via the official sweepstakes.

You can read up on Lost and Damned, which sports an entirely new campaign, weapons, vehicles and multiplayer modes (more on that shortly) in our recent hands-on.

The 360-exclusive add-on's out next week for 1600 Microsoft Points (about £14). Look for our review in the days running up to release.