Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is this weekend’s Steam freebie

Chivalry 1
If you’re looking to engage in some large-scale medieval combat this weekend, you’re in luck — from 10 a.m. PT today, you’ll be able to download and play Chivalry: Medieval Warfare via Steam for absolutely free.

The service is offering free weekends that are designed to help multiplayer titles grow their player base, and the developers of Chivalry over at Torn Banner Studios are doing everything in their power to help that effort. New maps, weapons, and gear are being added in via a free update, according to a report from PC Gamer.

Torn Banner Studios is deeming the weekend a ‘Community Fest,’ both in terms of the player-designed content being added and the hopes of new combatants joining the fray. Given that Chivalry managed to snag a place on our list of the best games on Steam, anyone trying the game for the first time this weekend should find a lot to enjoy.

First released in 2012, the game is the spiritual successor to Age of Chivalry, which was a Half-Life 2 mod also created by Torn Banner Studios. Melee combat with swords and maces is the focus, but ranged weaponry from longbows to pots of boiling oil can be used to turn the tide of battle.

Regular content drops have allowed the title to maintain a passionate audience. Free additions of maps, weapons, and gear have been supplemented with paid aesthetic content and the 2013 release of an expansion pack inspired by TV’s Deadliest Warrior.

All you need to take part in the Community Fest is a functioning Steam account — head to the game’s page on the Steam store and you’ll be able to download it free for the duration of the weekend. Plus, if you decide you want to continue playing beyond Sunday, the title is on sale for $4.99 until Monday.


Not just for Lightroom anymore, Loupedeck+ now works with Photoshop

Loupedeck+ can now help photographers edit in Photoshop too, thanks to physical controls for swapping tools, running actions, and more. The photo-editing console expanded to include Photoshop in the list of compatible editing programs.

Everything about 'Red Dead Online', including its new microtransaction store

Red Dead Online will gradually rolled out to Red Dead Redemption 2 players via a beta. We've got all the details about the beta's suite of competitive and cooperative modes, as well as what to expect going forward.

How to make a clan in ‘Destiny 2’ and where to go from there

Want to know how to make a clan in 'Destiny 2'? Here's everything you need to know, including how to design your clan's banner, earn extra loot, and help other players with guided games.

The hottest Nintendo Switch games you can get right now

The Nintendo Switch's lineup started off small, but games have steadily released as the console continues through its second year. Here are the best Nintendo Switch games available now, from Super Mario Odyssey to Fortnite.

Relive Nintendo’s handheld golden age with the 25 best Game Boy Advance games

The Game Boy Advance was the swan song of the Game Boy era. It also happened to have a boatload of amazing games. We decided to countdown our 25 favorite GBA games. Check it out and let us know your favorites in the comments below!

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a Steam streaming hub with Valve’s Steam Link app

Valve's Steam Link app is now fully supported by Raspberry PI hardware, meaning that just about anyone with a few dollars to spare can build their own Steam streaming box in a matter of minutes.

Amazon takes $300 off Intel Core i7 Surface Pro 6 in latest sale

If you're looking for savings on the Surface Pro 6, Amazon is the place to shop. It currently is discounting the Intel Core i7 variant of Microsoft's latest 2-in-1 by $300, though no Type Cover is included.

Here's our head-to-head comparison of Pandora and Spotify

Which music streaming platform is best for you? We pit Spotify versus Pandora, two mighty streaming services with on-demand music and massive catalogs, comparing every facet of the two services to help you decide which is best.

Our favorite Chrome themes add some much-needed pizzazz to your boring browser

Sometimes you just want Chrome to show a little personality and ditch the grayscale for something a little more lively. Lucky for you, we've sorted through the Chrome Web Store to find best Chrome themes available.

Don't keep typing the same thing -- learn to copy and paste with these shortcuts!

Looking for useful Windows keyboard shortcuts? The most common are the cut, copy, paste and undo shortcuts compatible with all kinds of tasks. They can save you an awful lot of time if you learn how to use them.

Latest Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8 million users’ private photos

An API bug recently left an impact on Facebook users. Though the issue has since been fixed, some of the apps on the platform had a wrongful access to consumers photos for 12 days between September 13 and September 25. 

You can now get a Surface Laptop 2 for $800 at the Microsoft Store

Along with deals on other variants, starting configurations of Microsoft's Surface Laptop 2 are now going for $800 online at its retail store, cutting $200 from its usual $1,000 starting price. 

Need a monitor for professional photo-editing? These are the very best

Looking for the best monitor for photo editing? You'll need to factor in brightness, color accuracy, color gamut support and more. Fortunately, we've rounded up the best ones for you, to help you make an educated purchase.

HDR monitors are beginning to have an impact. Here are the best you can buy

HDR isn't the most common of PC monitor features and is often charged at a premium, but the list of available options is growing. These are the best HDR monitors you can buy right now.