Looking to get your shoot on but a bit strapped for cash? From today, you can nab a copy of Black Ops from Steam and play for free.

Starting at 10am Pacific today, you can play the multiplayer component of the PC version of Black Ops for free, excluding the two map packs. You can pre-load the game right now from Steam if you want to be ready for the event.

If you've never tried Black Ops (or indeed a Call of Duty game) before, then this weekend will be a great way to figure out what you think of the series once and for all. Whatever your current opinion of the franchise, you can't argue with that sort of value -- at least you can say you've tried it then, even if you end up not enjoying it. But those millions of players who play Black Ops every day can't all be wrong, can they?

Check out our review of Black Ops from last November if you need any more convincing.

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Black Ops Free Weekend