Access to free-to-play online games on Xbox would no longer require an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Microsoft announced the news in a blog post and a tweet on the Xbox page. Even free-to-play games formerly demanded Xbox Live Gold membership in order to play online with friends. However, Microsoft has made these games entirely free to play after only a month of testing. This category contains more than 50 games that Xbox players can play with their families.
Microsoft revealed last month that it was experimenting with making multiplayer open for free-to-play modes, allowing Xbox users without an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play certain games online. This option is now available to all Xbox players. It allows them access to over 50 free-to-play games with online multiplayer capabilities.
Despite being free-to-play, Call of Duty: Warzone and Destiny 2 demanded an Xbox Live Gold subscription during testing. This has now improved, and these two games are now included in the list of 50+ free games.
Apex Legends, Armored Warfare, Brawlhalla, Crackdown, Dauntless, Fortnite, Paladins, Path of Exile, Rocker League, World of Tanks, and more are among the other games included in the list.
It’s unknown if this functionality would be activated by an Xbox update or a server-side update. The second option seems to be the most likely option.
xCloud was recently released on iOS and PC, but it is currently only available as an invite-only beta. Instead of using an Xbox console, users will be able to play over 100 Xbox Game Pass games on any platform using Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Safari.