Play Defiance for Free on This Weekend

Updated Fri, May 24, 2013 by Martuk

Get caught up on your Defiance episodes both in and out of game over Memorial Day weekend with Syfy and Trion’s Rerun event. Syfy will be airing all six of the television show episodes back-to-back on Saturday, May 25th from 4:00PM ET through 11:00PM ET with a special feature recap available for online viewing at And as announced earlier today, Trion will also be temporarily bringing back the original Episode Missions with Nolan and Irisa in the Defiance game.

If you haven’t had a chance to try out Defiance as of yet you’ll have your chance this weekend. A free trial of Defiance will be available through Steam starting today. The trial will be available to players until May 26th with the option to purchase it at a 30% discount this weekend along with a sale on Bits, the Defiance in-game microtransaction currency. If you’re not on PC don’t fret, the press release also confirmed that other retailers will also be holding sales for other platforms this weekend.

Update: I did some checking this morning to gather up a few of the other spots that you can find Defiance for less on each platform this weekend. Here's the list: GameStop, Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, and Gamefly.


Experience the game for free with a PC trial on Steam, and watch the show from the beginning on Syfy!

May 23, 2013 - Trion Worlds and Syfy today announced a joint promotion for the critically acclaimed TV Show and online game, Defiance™. Fans interested in catching up on the series can do so throughout Memorial Day weekend as the first six episodes will air back-to-back on Saturday, May 25th from 4-11pm on Syfy. All six episodes, and a season-to-date feature recap, will be available on Video on Demand (VOD) and for online viewing on throughout the weekend. In conjunction with the television replay, Trion will offer the opportunity for players who have not previously experienced the early TV tie-in game content to jump in-game and play alongside lead characters Nolan and Irisa in the early episodic content.

Gamers who have yet to explore the open world shooter can try it on PC for free on Steam from May 23rd at 10:00am PDT to May 26th at 1:00pm PDT. Steam is also offering a weekend long sale on Defiance for those whose thirst for alien technology and open world action isn’t satisfied by the trial. Both the Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition will be 30% off. In addition, Steam will also be running a sale on “Bits,” the in-game currency for Defiance, during which customers will get more “Bits” for their money.

Other retailers will also be running sales across all platforms during the Memorial Day Weekend.

Note: If players have previously completed the Nolan and Irisa missions, these missions will not be available during this Rewind Weekend.

Defiance is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Defiance, please visit

Can you do a bit better than "Other retailers will also be running sales across all platforms during the Memorial Day Weekend."?? Exactly who - for which platforms?? This is supposed to be the place for all MMO, regardless of platform!!


The discount sales are across all platforms but the free play time is only available with Steam. I also did some checking today to see who had updated their prices. As expected it was some of the usual suspects and I've added them to the article above. There may be others that include the discount this weekend such as EA's Origin site, but the prices were still normal when I amended the article.

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