Finally! All Xbox fanboys can now rest easy knowing that Microsoft has now launched Xbox free to play games without gold subscription for a variety of popular online multiplayer games.
Microsoft took into consideration the feedback from Xbox players worldwide and has finally released a library with over 50 free-to-play games which won’t require an Xbox live gold membership to play online.
Some of the games on the list include popular E-sports titles such as Fortnite, Call of duty: Warzone, Destiny 2, Rocket League, Warframe, among many other titles which are yet to be announced.
This new development will also be seen in games which are to be released in the near future including the upcoming Halo Infinite which has been confirmed to have access to a free-to-play multiplayer mode.
If you want to preview the full list of the 50 free-to-play games, Be sure to visit Xbox.com which will have an updated list as more free-to-play games are released.
Games added to the Xbox free-to-play list include:
- 3on3 FreeStyle
- Aegis Wing
- APB Reloaded
- Apex Legends
- Armored Warfare
- Battle Islands: Commanders
- Bless Unleashed
- Call of Duty: Warzone
- Crackdown 2
- Crimson Alliance
- CRSED: F.O.A.D.
- Darwin Project
- DC Universe Online
- Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Core Fighters
- Dead or Alive 6: Core Fighters
- Defiance 2050
- Destiny 2
- Doritos Crash Course
- Dungeon Defenders II
- Eternal Card Game
- Family Game Night
- Fishing Planet
- Galaxy Control: Arena
- Happy Wars
- Harm’s Way
- Hyper Scape
- Killer Instinct
- Minion Masters
- Outriders (Demo)
- Path of Exile
- Phantasy Star Online 2
- Phantom Dust
- Pinball FX2
- Prominence Poker
- Realm Royale
- Rec Room
- Resident Evil Revelations 2
- Rocket League
- Rogue Company
- Star Trek Online
- Techwars Global Conflict
- The Four Kings Casino and Slots
- Too Human
- War Thunder
- World of Tanks
- World of Warships: Legends
Note: Some games that don’t support online multiplayer mode have been removed from the list.
These include: Battle islands, Battle Ages, and Gems of war. Don’t be worried though because these games are still playable without an Xbox Live Gold membership.
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The major cause of this came after Microsoft attempted to double the required subscription fee for the Xbox Live Gold membership.
This obviously didn’t sit well with Xbox fans worldwide which in turn forced Microsoft to backtrack on their previous decision and even remove the Xbox Live subscription fee as a whole for some free to play online multiplayer games.
The Xbox Live party chat and LFG have also been made free to use. So this begs an answer to the question, “Where does this all leave Xbox live Gold?”
The subscription plan has undoubtedly been left in a weird spot considering that Game pass now includes all the features of Xbox Live Gold along with a huge library of fun games which you can either play alone or online with friends.
There’s no doubt that the partnership between EA play and game pass has only made the subscription service more enticing with the inclusion of popular EA franchises such as Need for Speed, FIFA along with a couple of Battlefield games in the Game pass library.
Read more about EA play partnership with Game pass here.
This decision by Microsoft really makes the $299 Xbox series S console look like a really good offer to those who would like to join the Xbox gaming platform.
This console really provides a good price to performance ratio and although the global shortage of consoles is quite annoying, it’s honestly a really nice deal if you could get your hands on one.
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So what are your thoughts on this new deal by Microsoft? Is it something you’ve been looking forward to? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!