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

Friday, August 16, 2019

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Gears Fan Giveaway

The Coalition and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to arrange Ultimate Gears Fan giveaway only for fans with U.S.

We are now less than a month away from debut of upcoming third-person shooter game Gears 5 on September 10, 2019 for PC and Xbox One via Xbox Play Anywhere but members of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can start from September 6.

Ahead of its launch, developer The Coalition offers Ultimate Gears Fan giveaway for fans in association with Game Pass Ultimate. One lucky winner from U.S. will meet their development team in Vancouver for hands-on gameplay experience.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Gears Fan Giveaway

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Then grand prize winner of the giveaway contest will receive Collector's Edition Jack Drone, Chips Ahoy cookies, Gears of War-themed merchandise, Rockstar energy drinks and limited-edition Gears 5 Xbox One X bundle worth $499.

This console package comes with Ultimate Edition download of the game, Kait Diaz limited edition Xbox wireless controller and more. If you are interested to try our luck to win those goodies, then join in for Gears Quest right now.

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All you have to do is complete any achievements from any Gears of War title from Xbox Game Pass library between August 14 and September 2 to enter and being a member of Game Pass Ultimate subscription service is a must to participate.

If you don't have membership to Game Pass Ultimate and want to catch up with your squad 4 days early before release, then sign up today for a monthly low price of just $1 now or just purchase Gears 5 Ultimate Edition for $79.99 only.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Live Gold members to get Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions this weekend on Free Play Days event.

Back in March 2019, massively multiplayer online role-playing game Black Desert from developer/publisher Pearl Abyss saw release of its Xbox One version that includes an enhanced treatment for Xbox One X console as well.

This weekend, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members going to get into the sandbox open-world fantasy MMORPG experience on Free Play Days event from August 15, 12:01 AM PDT until August 18, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions on Xbox Free Play Days

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To take advantage of your membership to Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate, you can purchase Standard and Deluxe Edition at 30% off or Ultimate Edition for 50% less to keep up your in-game achievements even when the event is over.

You may or may not have heard much about puzzle action game Puyo Puyo Champions from developer Sonic Team and publisher Sega but now that it is available on Free Play Days, why not give it a shot if you have some spare time?

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Also, subscribers can enjoy saving a solid 50% off picking up the game to have some puzzle adventures that is suitable for some friendly competition in both local and online multiplayer mode among players of all ages.

So, get in front of your Xbox console and try out these free to play games throughout this weekend before Sunday. Pick either of Black Desert or Puyo Puyo Champions during the event and wait for more to come in Free Play Days soon.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Vigor Comes to Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days

Free Play Days event on Xbox Live Gold offers free-to-play loot shooter game Vigor for free to their members.

Back in July 2019, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive rolled out Update 0.9: Aid for their free-to-play loot shooter survival game Vigor on Xbox One console, which is currently available through Xbox Game Preview program.

Today, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate online services can take part in action for free on Free Play Days event that will begin on August 8, 12:01 AM PDT and will run until August 11, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Vigor Comes to Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days

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Now that the game just received a major content update, this is a better time than any to start building in a post-war Norway. Newest update has improved experience for gunplay and movement with dozens of more changes.

Also added are achievements, customizations, daily challenges, spectator mode, weapons skins and an in-game lobby. Don't forget to work on your Outlander savior rank by donating food to Charity Box for those who are less fortunate.

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When your time in Free Weekend is finally up, you can purchase Founder's Pack and continue playing. It will grant you advantage on progression, crates, extra rewards and all Crowns currency that you have bought previously.

Vigor is coming to see full-release on summer 2019 for Xbox One platform and is enhanced for Xbox One X as well. Those who wish to test out their hands on the title can get started with a two hour-long free trail anytime.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for August 2019

Xbox Live Gold subscribers will get their hands on free games like Gears of War 4 and Torchlight on August 2019.

Latest lineup of August 2019 free games that are coming to members of Xbox Live Gold monthly subscription service has just been revealed. Four new titles will be available to download and play over Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.

For a minimum sign up amount of just $1 only, you can also sink your teeth into more than 100 great games over console or PC platform with a membership of Game Pass Ultimate, where new games are added to library every now and then.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for August 2019

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Gears of War 4
Since third-person shooter title Gears 5 is currently inbound to launch on September 10, what better time would be best for going back and enjoy Gears of War 4 once again or maybe newcomers can even start fresh.

Play as squad-mates Del, JD and Kait in their first adventure of fighting Swarm that would set up premise for a sequel. Also try out "Horde" and "Versus" game modes to complete challenges and carry your rewards to Gears 5.

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Gears of War 4 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Forza Motorsport 6
Rev up your engines to compete against up to 24-players, regardless of day or night, under any weather condition and throughout 26 well-known locations around the world in Forza Motorsport 6 by developer Turn 10 Studios.

Offering most complete title in racing game genre of this generation, players can drive more than 450 models of Forzavista cars within a realistic simulation to become a master of road and enjoy realistically breathtaking visuals.

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Forza Motorsport 6 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Torchlight
Pick a character class from Destroyer, Alchemist or Vanquisher to dip your toes into a Diablo-esque dungeon crawling experience in 2009 action role-playing game Torchlight by developer Runic Games and publisher Perfect World.

With mix of hack and slash elements included, the game lets you play as a solo hero who would explore random dungeons to fight monsters and take loots for reward when they are not busy completing quests obtained from NPC vendors.

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Torchlight on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
One of 90's smash-hit series Castlevania saw a franchise reboot by its creator Konami in 2010 action-adventure title Lords of Shadow. Gameplay mechanics for combat is changed significantly but remained the same in terms of core theme.

Players assume the role of Gabriel Belmont to defeat a nefarious order and then resurrect his beloved wife. As a member representing Brotherhood of Light, exact revenge on Lords of Shadow for their attempt to do such.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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For upcoming month of August, above-mentioned titles will become exclusively available on Games with Gold and an active subscription to Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate would grant you access to enjoy them for free.

Players are offered a combined value of $94.96 for their membership and most of these titles are considered as fan-favorites. During their limited time stay on Games with Gold, get some exclusive discount on them upon purchase.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Metal Gear Solid V, Resident Evil 4 and More

Halfway through July 2019, brand-new titles like Metal Gear Solid V, Resident Evil 4 and more come to Xbox Game Pass.

Ongoing summer season is getting hotter by each passing moment and so is new lineup of Xbox Game Pass as six more great titles for PC and Xbox One are headed towards monthly subscription service, courtesy of Microsoft Studios.

Starting from July 17, a mixture of acclaimed fan-favorite games will become available for monthly Game Pass members for next two weeks. You can start browsing their vast collection of exciting games using Game Pass mobile app.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Metal Gear Solid V, Resident Evil 4 and More

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For the King (Console, PC, Ultimate)
Already added to Game Pass for Xbox consoles in April 2019, For the King will become available to players on PC platform and members of Game Pass Ultimate after an Early Access phase, because a fun-ride as such is hard to pass.

This indie game from IronOak Games and Curve Digital puts you through a strategic journey where roguelike and tabletop elements blends into a unique RPG adventure that you can either play solo or enjoy with friends in local co-op.

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For the King on Xbox Game Pass

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Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition (Console, PC, Ultimate)
Considering how fighting game category is largely been dominated by Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter series, Killer Instinct may not have a greater fan community but it has always been remarkable in terms of graphics and soundtracks.

The game is a reboot featuring all 26 characters that was introduced throughout its first three seasons. Regardless of what type of fighter main you are looking for, KI would eventually give you something to have fun with top-notch action.

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Killer Instinct on Xbox Game Pass

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Console, Ultimate)
Aside from being final game from original Metal Gear Solid series, The Phantom Pain marks to be final collaboration project between developer Kojima Productions and publisher Konami Digital that was critically acclaimed for its gameplay.

Following events of Ground Zeroes, protagonist Venom Snake AKA Big Boss goes into a coma and wakes up nine years later to survive an attempt on his life by an assassin named Quiet and later reunited with former friend Revolver Ocelot.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on Xbox Game Pass

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Night Call (Console, PC, Ultimate)
Step into a noir adventure, where you play as a taxi driver who is working night shift in Paris but then ended up doing some investigation work when a corrupt detective decides to put charges of several murders on your shoulder.

Picking up passengers and then listen to their emotional story just to kill time can help you gather clues to clear your name from becoming a criminal whereas you are a scapegoat victim who unknowingly got framed by a serial killer.

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Night Call on Xbox Game Pass

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Resident Evil 4 (Console, Ultimate)
A genre of survival horror from developer/publisher Capcom takes turn to blend in flavor of third-person shooter. With that, Resident Evil franchise saw a major evolution in gameplay mechanics and is re-invented for better.

Stepping into the boots of agent Leon S. Kennedy, players go rescuing Ashley Graham, daughter U.S. president in a remote village of Europe after she was kidnapped by a mysterious cult called Los Illuminados to assert control over her father.

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Resident Evil 4 on Xbox Game Pass

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The Banner Saga 3 (Console, PC, Ultimate)
Considering first two installments of The Banner Saga was already added to Game Pass a few months ago, a third title would complete a trilogy of tactical role-playing game series by developer Stoic Studio and publisher Versus Evil.

Venture into a world of Viking RPG to experience that becomes grimmer than its predecessor titles but draws a fitting conclusion in the end. Decisions made in early games will still affect how its final act revolves around in-game characters.

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The Banner Saga 3 on Xbox Game Pass

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If you are new and looking to sign up for amazing game access of Game Pass program then you can try out Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which comes with console and PC games access bundled with Xbox Live Gold service for multiplayer experience.

Although regular cost for Xbox Game Pass monthly subscription is just $14.99, new members can get their first 3 months for only $1 right now, which is insanely cheap and an amazing offer since there are over 100 great games on their library.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Gears 5 Versus Multiplayer Tech Test Release Date

Versus Multiplayer tech test weekend sessions for upcoming shooter title Gears 5 will kick off on July 19.

After a spectacular showcase at E3 2019 press event, developer The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios announced upcoming third-person shooter Gears 5 will be arriving on September 10, 2019 for PC and Xbox One.

Following Xbox press briefing, we had our first look at gameplay of new three player co-op mode Escape. To give players a taste of Versus Multiplayer mode before launch, weekly tech test is scheduled to start from July 19, 2019.

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Gears 5 Versus Multiplayer Tech Test Release Date

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During these weekend test sessions, players get to take part in Arcade, competitive game mode Escalation and King of the Hill. Those who are interested in sharpening their playing chops and learn new in-game mechanics can try out Bootcamp.

A brief Tour of Duty experience is featured in tech test to get new content and earn exclusive Tech Test Banner upon completing given Medals. Going further to unlock three Versus Weapon skins will require you to complete more challenges.

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If you have already placed a pre-order for Gears 5 or are a subscriber of Xbox Game Pass service, on July 17, 10 AM PDT, pre-download will be made available for you on PC and Xbox One to let you participate in tech test.

Console owners need Xbox Live Gold membership for online multiplayer but to help improve the experience for everyone, there might be some queuing. Also, recommended hardware specs for tech test on PC platform are detailed below.

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Official Tech Test PC Specs

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Online play will begin from July 19, 10 AM PDT to run till July 21, only to go live once again same time on July 26 and continue through July 29. In between test period, servers are to remain offline but tech test will be available to download.

Although Gears 5 will see Steam release for PC platform but The Coalition were quite specific about Windows Store pre-order for accessing test phase on their official announcement, which clearly indicates test sessions will not be available there. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Dead Rising 4, Shadow of War and More

Brand-new games like Dead Rising 4, Middle-earth: Shadow of War and more comes to Xbox Game Pass in beginning of July.

Just as we entered Independence Day week, monthly subscribers of Xbox Game Pass are getting showered with eight new exciting upcoming titles coming their way over PC platform and Xbox consoles in month of July.

These new entries will drop on Game Pass for PC, console or be part of Game Pass Ultimate. Be assured, that you are covered for first half of the month with a variety of games from different genre that will keep you busy on your seats.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Dead Rising 4, Shadow of War and More

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Blazing Chrome (Console, PC, Ultimate)
If you are fan of 90's era of arcade shooter then, Blazing Chrome from indie developer Joy Masher could be exactly what you are looking for. The game features classic run 'n' gun type action for local co-op rendered in 16-bit style graphics.

This is a hybrid version of Contra that excels in every aspects of the beloved original and comes anew where you either play as robotic protagonist Doyle or human soldier Mavra to oppose an insurgency by machine overlords to save humanity.

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Blazing Chrome on Xbox Game Pass

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Dead Rising 4 (Console, PC, Ultimate)
Celebrity freelance journalist Frank West comes back to Willamette, Colorado once again for another unexpected zombie hunting season. This time, he is after an even bigger conspiracy than what he faced during first outbreak, years ago.

Gameplay has changed by getting rid of timer system and improved action for a far better experience. Even if you are a casual who is not caught up with early history of Dead Rising, you can still jump right in for some undead slaying.

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Dead Rising 4 on Xbox Game Pass

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LEGO City Undercover (Console, Ultimate)
Doing away with comic book and movie franchises, developer TT Fusion aims for an original experience with same old Lego City toys and keep up its comedic tone with new protagonist character Chase McCain who is an undercover cop.

Crime wave was running rampant in Lego City and Mayor Gleeson suspects recent escapee criminal Rex Fury to be responsible. So, Chase had to return inadvertently only to bump into his former love interest from past, Natalia Kowalski.

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LEGO City Undercover on Xbox Game Pass

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Console, PC, Ultimate)
A sequel to Shadow of Mordor from 2014, Shadow of War is an open-world action RPG set within Lord of the Rings lore. Player goes on a quest as ranger Talion to forge a new Ring of Power at Mount Doom to put a fight against Sauron.

Sharing a body with elf lord Celebrimbor, he can lead his Ologs and Uruks followers from Middle-earth using revolutionary gameplay mechanics known as "Nemesis System" and aims at going bigger than its predecessor in overall.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War on Xbox Game Pass

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My Time at Portia (Console, PC, Ultimate)
An action RPG title from Chinese developer studio Pathea Games that is set on a post-apocalyptic dystopia but primarily based on exploring and keep building on your town is what sums up base concept of My Time at Portia at best.

Building and crafting items would require you to gather resources or even have to process them to fit your need. Aside from making establishments through and through, you get relationship points for interacting with fellow NPCs.

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My Time at Portia on Xbox Game Pass

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Timespinner (PC, Ultimate)
Although this retro-styled action platformer from Lunar Ray Games didn't shy away to take clear inspiration from Castlevania series and set up premises around a castle, it still has a story of its own with unique twists delivered in pixel arts.

Lead character Lunais is a time messenger and she goes back in time on behalf of her cult using a device called Timespinner to stop advances of Lachiem Empire but in doing so, she can never return to her own timeline and forced to have a life anew.

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Timespinner on Xbox Game Pass

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Unavowed (PC, Ultimate)
Step into a dark, supernatural thriller by indie developer/publisher Wadjet Eye Games where you are allowed to pursue one of three narratives and a companion with distinct abilities to embark a classic point-and-click adventure.

Being freed from a demonic possession after going into a killing spree through New York for a year, player would wake up among a group of strangers that belongs to an order of demon-hunters only to join them and pieces together.

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Unavowed on Xbox Game Pass

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Undertale (PC, Ultimate)
In an Underground realm full of magic and monsters, a child gets lost and is saved by goat-like creature named Toriel from a sentient flower, Flowey. There, the kid learns about killing monsters to gain EXP and solve puzzles for survival.

You can always opt out from killing enemies that crosses your path and go for subduing them instead whenever they attacks, which will not only change character interaction and dialogue pattern but it would alter endgame narrative as well.

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Undertale on Xbox Game Pass

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Also, titles such as Aftercharge, Dandara, Dead Rising 2, Defense Grid: The Awakening, Hexic 2, Hitman: Season One, Iron Brigade, LEGO Movie: The Videogame, Metal Slug XX, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 are leaving Game Pass this month which starts from July 9.

Xbox Game Pass also brings an exclusive opportunity for members to jump into tech test for Versus mode of Gears 5 later on July and if you are not already signed up, you can try out a 14-Day Free Trial right now for $1 only for a month.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Crackdown 3 Flying High Update Live Now

Microsoft Studios released free campaign update "Flying High" for Crackdown 3 on PC and Xbox One.

After three years of delay, action-adventure game Crackdown 3 eventually came out back in February for PC and Xbox One. Even though it has lost initial hype around pretty soon but the game is receiving free content updates regularly.

After getting series of changes via Extra Edition free update last month, a slew of new features have already arrived this month in "Flying High" update to arm you with tool of destruction to cause some more havoc when you are at work.

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Crackdown 3 Flying High Update Live Now

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Crackdown 3 free Flying High campaign update brings in new achievement and gadgets into its open-world gameplay.




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Agents are now capable of flying with new addition of Agency Wingsuit to attack enemies from up above or reaching new heights. You can also test out your flying skills in ring-like Wingsuit races when you are not busy doing those.

Then there is Clusterduck grenade to blow up stuffs in a chain-reaction of explosions and Hellstorm Flare to call in for some timely air-strikes. Or, you could just summon Civilian Militia as backup with help from Agency Peacekeeper Beacon.

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Elemental Forge allows you access to four weapons for enjoying advance melee combat with their unique damage stats. Flaming Sword will give enemies a taste of getting ablaze and Electric Hammer will deliver a shocking send-off.

Swing in Ice Mace to chill them down or Chimera Axe at them to add more chaos into the mix. Once Agents will manage to collect 75% of Agility Orbs hidden around, they will be able to see and hear the remaining ones even if they are hidden away.

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Unleash Chaotic Fun

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With Flying High free campaign update now going live, players can earn 14 newly added achievements worth 500 Gamerscore with help from their latest array of gadgets while wandering around the city of New Providence.

As part of their continued support for Crackdown 3, developer Sumo Digital has kept flow of post-launch content going and publisher Microsoft Studios made it available on Xbox platform via Xbox Game Pass for players on console.