Killer Instinct Being Given Away Free With All Characters Unlocked
Written Wednesday, November 06, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
We've had a flood of news tips rolling in as people have been receiving emails from Microsoft giving them Killer Instinct and all eight of its characters for free. Previously, Killer Instinct was a free-to-play title including only Jago as a playable character. Now it seems you'll be able to play the game for free with all eight fighters unlocked from the off.
That is providing you've received the email message titled "How about a free game as a thank you?" from Microsoft. Both Dan and I have received the same message, while Lee is apparently waiting on his, so it could be that the emails are being steadily rolled out. Don't panic if you haven't had yours yet.
That said, the criteria for receiving Killer Instinct with all characters unlocked is currently unknown, but we'd assume it's for Xbox Live Gold subscribers only. Let us know if you're a Silver member but still received the message. Killer Instinct is out on November 22nd.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]
Update - It seems that eligibility for a Killer Instinct code takes into account your Xbox Live Gamerscore and tenure, as the official Xbox Twitter notes: "We considered a variety of factors including Gamerscore and XBL tenure. We’re rewarding some of our biggest fans around the world," it says.
Update - It also appears that some lucky Xbox Live members are getting free Xbox One consoles. The criteria to qualify for this is unknown, but we suspect a gargantuan Gamerscore and tenure is required. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in]