Showing posts with label Xbox Game Pass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Xbox Game Pass. Show all posts

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Unlike past weekends, this one maybe a bit different since almost everyone is stuck at home to maintain social distancing. Xbox Free Play Days event has something to keep you company amidst a worldwide Coronavirus pandemic though.

So, head over to Microsoft Store from March 26, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT to download and play three brand-new exciting titles free for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate till March 29, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 on Xbox Free Play Days

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As a sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, online tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has debuted as latest Tom Clancy title that invites you to become a Ghost and take down a corrupt regime set in a remote South Pacific island.

Currently in Early Access, roguelike third-person shooter Risk of Rain 2 from developer Hopoo Games and publisher Gearbox Publishing is having an open season with its newly released Hidden Realms content update on Free Play Days.

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If some old fashioned brawling is what gets you going, then you may check out Tekken 7, most recent and seventh mainline release of Tekken series that draws conclusion to long-running clan war between Mishima family members.

Xbox Free Play Days also lets you keep all your in-game achievements and progress when this weekly event is finally over and you can buy these titles at a great discounted price using your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership.

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For instance, you can grab either or all of Standard, Gold and Ultimate Edition for Breakpoint at 67% off right now. Also, grab GRB Year 1 Pass for 50% discount to unlock Spec Ops Forces Pack, three new classes and two new missions.

While you are at it, give RoR2 Standard Edition a try or purchase a bundle featuring two series titles in one for 40% price off. Any or both Standard and Ultimate Edition of Tekken 7 can be yours at 75% reduction than its usual worth.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Sea of Thieves and SMITE on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Sea of Thieves and SMITE for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

Get ready to ride in the weekend madness with return of weekly Xbox Free Play Days event for all members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service to enjoy some great games on their console at the comfort of their home.

Starting right off from March 19, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT, Free Play Days invites you download and play Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Sea of Thieves and SMITE from Microsoft Store for free until March 22, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Sea of Thieves and SMITE on Xbox Free Play Days

RELATED: Gears 5 to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

Explore a legacy of Alexios and Kassandra in Ancient Greece that took place four hundred years before Assassin's Creed Origins. As descendants of King Leonidas, they inherit Spear of Leonidas but were thrown off a cliff due to a prophecy.

Odyssey lets you take part in large-scale fights, engage in naval combat or sends you after hidden treasures in unlikely places. By playing through this free weekend, players will be able to unlock Ezio's Roman Set at Ubisoft Club.

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Sea of Thieves will have its second anniversary shortly and this surely is a cause for celebration for all Pirate Legends. Set sails with your crew or go solo in search of distant lands for treasure hunting and occasionally fight Skeleton enemies.

Heading over to its sixth anniversary next week, free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game SMITE from Titan Forge Games and Hi-Rez Studios is a theatre of war for a variety of mythological deities across multiple PvP modes.

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When you realize that your time for fun and games in Xbox Free Play Days has come to an end for this week, you can keep playing by purchasing these titles at a discount and continue playing while carrying out all your in-game progress.

Standard, Gold and Ultimate Edition of AC Odyssey are all currently available at a whooping at 75% off to grab on. All of these three versions are Xbox One X enhanced and your ticket to an epic quest to of becoming a legendary Spartan hero.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Gears 5 to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

Microsoft and The Coalition will be delivering free Xbox Series X upgrade for Gears 5 at launch this holiday.

Last month, Microsoft has revealed specs for upcoming Xbox Series X and highlighted its Smart Delivery feature that would allow players to enjoy right version of any and all of Xbox Game Studios releases on Xbox One or Series X.

Ahead of holiday 2020 launch, full specs of new Xbox hardware is revealed recently and it ends with an announcement from tech director of The Coalition developer studio, Mike Rayner of an optimized version of Gears 5 for Series X.

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Gears 5 to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

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Rayner and his team showcased in-game footage from latest installment of Gears of War series in ultra settings reserved for PC platform. They ran an improved version of Gears 5 opening cut-scene in 4K at 60 FPS, twice the rate of Xbox One X.

Series X version to feature higher texture resolutions and 50% high particle count compared to ultra specs for PC. Teaming up with Epic Games, they managed to upscale all quality presets of console version on equal level of PC ultra settings.

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Currently, Rayner and dev team is busy working on a version that can run at 120 frames per second in next-gen for multiplayer matches. According to Microsoft, it only took their studio two weeks to come up with such progress.

The Coalition has confirmed that Gears 5 will support Smart Delivery and will be fully optimized for Microsoft's next-gen console. Those who already own a copy will get Xbox Series X upgrade for free when it launches this holiday season.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Sea of Thieves: Heart of Fire Update Live Now

Latest free monthly content update Heart of Fire for Sea of Thieves adds new Tall Tale, weapons and more.

Due to last minute discovery of an issue, developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios had to push back release of latest Heart of Fire monthly content update by a couple of days for 2018 action-adventure title Sea of Thieves.

Heart of Fire free update is now rolled out on Windows PC, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox One for eager pirates to let them take on new voyages, experience story-driven Tall Tales, earn Pirate Legend status, rewards and much more.

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Sea of Thieves: Heart of Fire Update Live Now

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Before going in-depth of major features added in Heart of Fire update, take a look at its official trailer below.




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This month, Duke is handing out special Athena's Run voyages only for Pirate Legends on behalf of Pirate Lord. It will send them in quest for precious treasures and if you are not legendary yet, tag along as part of someone else's crew.

You can be part of this adventure even if you are non-Legend and have spoils of riches to cash them in to mysterious stranger. Or you can go up against a Pirate Legends to take them down, instead of working together and steal their loot.

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Clash of Pirate Legends

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Pirate Lord encourages everyone to look for Athena's Treasures that includes objects like chalice of ancient fortune and keg of ancient black powder and more, which earns you gold and invaluable Athena's Fortune reputation.

Exchange enough treasures with mysterious stranger to unlock Commendations and Ghost ship cosmetics. Heart of Fire update also introduces throwable explosive weapons Blunderbomb and Chainshot to use against hostile enemies.

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Earn Rare Treasures

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Newest Tall Tale mission picks up from Seabound Soul storyline as Sir Arthur Pendragon is still seeking for location of Captain Flameheart at Devil's Roar to save souls of his lost crewmates, with two-timer Stitcher Jim following his trail.

Sea of Thieves: Heart of Fire free update adds fresh cosmetics, emotes and pets to Black Market. Much-requested Royal Sea Squirrel set has recently arrived on Pirate Emporium and there are discounts on many select items.

NASCAR Heat 4, Overwatch and Verdun on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event brings NASCAR Heat 4, Overwatch and Verdun for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Back again for a new week, Xbox Free Play Days event brings a new lineup of games for all members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate monthly services to enjoy on their Xbox One consoles for this weekend.

Use your membership right now to sign in at Microsoft Store from March 12, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT to download and play NASCAR Heat 4, Overwatch and Verdun for free until March 15, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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NASCAR Heat 4, Overwatch and Verdun on Xbox Free Play Days

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Despite having some shortcomings with online features, racing simulation game NASCAR Heat 4 returns as a grand improvement of its predecessor titles from developer Monster Games, with many of its old mechanics reworked.

Players are allowed to join an existing team or start a new one as a solo driver to earn contracts and build a reputation in exciting career mode. You can literally take all of its collection of cars to drive on any tracks except for dirt courses.

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A pioneer in hero shooter genre, Overwatch lets you choose from a vast roster of character that are armed with extraordinary powers and advanced weapons to engage in team-based combat against each other on futuristic locations.

Based on 1916 event Battle of Verdun, squad-based shooter title Verdun takes you back gritty landscape of World War I to play four different game modes; Attrition, Frontlines, Rifle Deathmatch and Squad Defense in Europe.

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If you end up liking what you've been playing all weekend and want to keep that up, simply purchase these titles at a limited time exclusive member discount to carry over your in-game achievements, progress and Gamerscore.

For starters, Verdun Standard Edition is offering 50% off on its regular price and is coming dirt cheap for $10 only. NASCAR Heat 4 Gold Edition can be yours at 30% less and is bundled with a Season Pass for complete experience.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Out Now

Platform-adventure game Ori and the Will of the Wisps from Moon Studios and Xbox Game Studios is now available on PC and Xbox One.

A direct sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest, platform-adventure Metroidvania title Ori and the Will of the Wisps from developer Moon Studios and publisher Xbox Game Studios is out now on PC via Steam and Xbox One platforms.

Little spirit guardian Ori returns for an all-new adventure with Kuro's owlet Ku on forest of Niwen that has lost the light of spirit tree. In a stormy night, they got separated and Ori begins a quest to discover secrets of the lost ones.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Out Now

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Will of the Wisps improves its combat system with new spirit skills, weapons and a shard system that lets you customize Ori's powers in a distinctive way, which would allow players to experience a unique playthrough every time.

You can choose from Easy, Normal and Hard modes, while select and swap Spirit Shard loadout to match your playstyle. Aside from that, threatening challenges and dreaded enemies from around will be testing your resolve at all times.

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Beautiful Hand-Drawn Visuals

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Ori can perform double jump or grab any objects mid-air to gain extra height in order to solve in-game puzzles. Dev team has managed 3D models to integrate into a 2D world seamlessly and it adds a new level of depth to surrounding areas.

There is a newly added mini game mode called Spirit Trials that puts you up to complete a goal as soon as possible. Players can compete in leaderboard-based races to beat best times set by others by traversing through obstacle courses.

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Encounter Towering Enemies

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Moon Studios previously released an official trailer during The Game Awards 2019 to showcase gameplay overview.




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Ori's latest adventure is immersed in beautiful visuals with scores composed by award-winning composer Gareth Coker. Microsoft and Moon Studios are teaming-up with Iam8bit to release all of its soundtracks in a two-disc vinyl set.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps will also be available at Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass on day one for all of its valued members. Game Pass Ultimate includes Ori and the Blind Forest and all features of Xbox Live Gold service.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Black Desert, Battle for Neighborville and Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Black Desert, Battle for Neighborville and Rainbow Six Siege for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

This week on Xbox Free Play Days event lineup, a couple of returning titles are added for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to download and play throughout an entire weekend on their Xbox One consoles.

Starting from March 4, 12:01 AM PST, Free Play Days will let you try out Black Desert till March 10, before getting on board with Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Rainbow Six Siege from March 5, 11:59 PM PST to 8th.

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Black Desert, Battle for Neighborville and Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox Free Play Days

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People who love venturing into medieval fantasy era MMORPG can jump into immense fantasy world of Black Desert by Pearl Abyss to do crafting, siege castles, fight monsters, trading and even go fishing with your party of friends.

Arm yourself to teeth and prepare to defend lawns of your neighborhood from hordes of zombies or be a part of Luck o' the Zombie festival event in Battle for Neighborville, latest release from Plants Vs. Zombies spin-off series.

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An intense 5×5 PVP action experience that pits a player group against another that can only be won by tactical firefights. Engage with a massive online community of Siege players to test out your skills with new gadgets and operators.

When Free Play Days weekend is over, you can simply purchase these titles for a limited time discount to keep playing. Grab almost all or any edition of this week's pick at a whopping 50% discount at Microsoft Store now while this offer lasts.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add NBA 2K20, Ori and the Will of the Wisps and More

Newest lineup for March includes NBA 2K20, Ori and the Will of the Wisps and more to Xbox Game Pass library.

Aiming to kick-off March 2020 with a bang on PC and Xbox One platforms, Xbox Game Pass readied up their latest lineup of great games to an already extensive library and it starts from March 5 to continue until next few weeks.

Game Pass subscribers can also jump on board with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. For those who don't have a membership already can sign up right now to try their first month for $1 only.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add NBA 2K20, Ori and the Will of the Wisps and More

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Mother Russia Bleeds | PC, Ultimate
Despite being a relatively new title that debuted on 2016, 2D beat 'em up game Mother Russia Bleeds from indie studio Le Cartel Studio and publisher Devolver Digital tries best to look a decade old classic in terms of its visuals outlook.

Players assume control of one of four lead characters, who were being experimented upon by an alternate 1980's Soviet Union government but they managed to break out high on a drug called Nekro and starts killing everyone on their way.

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Mother Russia Bleeds on Xbox Game Pass

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NBA 2K20 | Console, Ultimate
Latest installment of basketball simulation game series of NBA 2K is a close reflection of its real-life counterpart. Though developer Visual Concepts nicely remade its pro game, modes like My League almost feels as they neglected it.

Player control has been made easy and anyone can easily pick up basics without help from its tutorial mode. NBA 2K20 has a decent story mode but almost every playing aspects of the game is riddled with micro-transactions plague.

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NBA 2K20 on Xbox Game Pass

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps | Console, PC, Ultimate
Releasing day one on Game Pass, upcoming Metroidvania-style adventure game Will of the Wisps is an anticipated sequel to 2015 puzzle platformer title Blind Forest from developer Moon Studios and publisher Xbox Game Studios.

Guardian spirit Ori will explore new lands beyond the forest of Nibel with an owlet companion named Ku to learn secrets of lost ones. Uncover Ori's destiny in a hand-drawn narrative journey full of adventurous quests and puzzle solving.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps on Xbox Game Pass

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Pikuniku | Console, PC, Ultimate
A simplistic puzzle-exploration game that is rendered in plain 2D graphics style, Pikuniku by developer Sectordub and publisher Devolver Digital centers on its lead character Piku, who is a cute-looking weird red creature.

Piku wanders around a colorful world interacting with other bizarre personalities and tries to help them overcome their woes by embarking a great task of revealing deep roots of a major conspiracy to save this playful world.

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Pikuniku on Xbox Game Pass

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The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game | PC, Ultimate
Instead of sending players fighting forces of Sauron in Middle-earth, Fantasy Flight Interactive and Asmodee Digital presents a tactical card game based on LOTR fantasy lore that features many iconic heroes and story-driven quests.

You can pick your own battles at times but they all will eventually lead you to a predestined path. Aside from campaign mode and a few challenges, there are stories of ancient wolves, Gollum, Hobbits and other creatures of Tolkien's book.

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Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game on Xbox Game Pass

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Train Sim World 2020 | Console, PC, Ultimate
People who may or may not be a breakout genius like Sheldon Cooper in life, yet have a healthy dose of enthusiasm for trains will surely appreciate most recent release of Train Sim World immersive first-person simulator series.

TSW 2020 puts attention to detail of each locos and real-world routes with scenarios, tutorials and service timetables as well. You can now keep a close eye on every railway jobs out there through a newly added progress tracker.

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Train Sim World 2020 on Xbox Game Pass

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Meanwhile, don't miss out second beta testing phase for online team brawler title Bleeding Edge on console and PC. Then enjoy new free update State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition for a remastered zombie-killing experience and more.

Members of Xbox Game Pass service can join up with friends from PlayStation 4 on Black Desert Online using console cross-play. Also, you can try out titles like Deus Ex, Shenmue, Shenmue II and Thimbleweed Park before they leave soon.