Stadia Pro offers free play weekend with Dead by Daylight and The Crew 2

Stadia Pro Free Weekend
Stadia Pro Free Weekend (Image credit: Google)

What you need to know

  • Stadia Pro members can play Dead by Daylight and The Crew 2 for free this weekend.
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox are now available in Stadia store.
  • Destiny 2 and Watch Dogs: Legion get big updates.

Stadia Pro subscribers can access two games for free this weekend only as part of the platform's free play weekend, Google announced in its weekly blog post.

The first game is Dead by Daylight, an asymmetric multiplayer survival horror game where four players must outwit and escape a giant killer trying to murder them, and it also happens to be one of the best Stadia games. The second game is The Crew 2, Ubisoft's open world racing game taking place across the United States. Both games can be accessed without any downloads necessary starting today until Monday, July 12 at 11 a.m. ET.

Google also announced two more additions to the Stadia store. Castlevania spiritual successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is now available for $39.99, and Nihon Falcom JRPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox can be purchased for $59.99. Stadia Pro members can currently claim the previous title in the Ys franchise, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, for free alongside four other games that were made available earlier this month.

The company concluded the weekly post with new updates for two of its biggest games. Destiny 2 is currently in its Solstice of Heroes event where players earn new armor and can upgrade it until it literally glows. Meanwhile, Watch Dogs: Legion released its Bloodline expansion with new prequel missions set before the game now available in the Stadia store for $14.99 or as part of the Watch Dogs: Legion Season Pass through the Ubisoft+ subscription service.

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Stadia Premiere Edition

Google Stadia Premiere Edition contains everything needed to stream games directly to your television without a computer or other giant console hardware. It includes a Chromecast Ultra and a Stadia Controller.

Thomas Meyer fell in love with video games starting in the mid '90s with a NES, Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, and Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf. He hasn't stopped and is not planning to anytime soon. Freelance for Android Central and Windows Central.

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  • Wait a minute wait just a minute you guys said Google was abandoning Stadia, Stadia was dead... but they have been adding more games and features since your obituary? How can this be, it's not like you made any snap judgments and used your own personal bias speculation without truly know what is going on behind the scenes now did you? smh. Here's a pro tip. don't speculate on things you don't know for sure, just report on what you do know instead of trying to create your own self fulling prophecy.