I think he meant 'can I download the game in advance of a free weekend'. If this
were allowed I presume actual access to the game would still fall within the time
period of the free weekend.
I sympathise because I tried to participate in a a free weekend for the new
Unreal game recently and it took a ridiculously long time to download, such that
I never actually got to play it at all. A way to avoid that problem by pre-
loading would be beneficial for all, I would think.