Call of Duty: Black Ops PC free weekend incoming

Steam's gearing up for another of its famous 'free weekends,' this time granting full and free access to Call of Duty: Black Ops' multiplayer mode on PC to anyone who fancies it. If you've somehow manage to avoid the hugely successful series, whether through disinterest, frugality, or hate, here's your chance to give it a bash.

The free weekend will begin at 10am Pacific today and run until, one imagines, around the end of the weekend. You can pre-load Cod Blops now to have everything downloaded before it unlocks.

With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 now revealed and on its way, it's a fine time for publisher Activision to take advantage of the hype and get more people interested in the series with a free weekend. If it also helps shift a few more copies of Cod Blops before it's superseded, well, that'd be just dandy.