If you've ever wanted to cruise around in a tank but lack the funding and proper military clearance to hop inside one of the metal beasts, this weekend may be your golden opportunity thanks to the Xbox 360 incarnation of Wargaming's online hit World of Tanks.

From now until midnight on Sunday, March 30, all Xbox 360 owners will be able to download World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition and join in the online tank battles at no charge. Players who enjoy the free trial enough to purchase World of Tanks will be pleased to learn that this free weekend coincides with the "World of Tanks' Map Madness Community Challenge." As part of that event, every tank destroyed over the course of the next few days will go toward unlocking new multiplayer maps for the game.

You can find the free World of Tanks download by visiting the Xbox Live Marketplace from your console, or by simply clicking through.
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