Xbox ditches Live membership for free-to-play multiplayer games

Rocket League Xbox Xbox Live Gold Free to play multiplayer

Xbox no longer requires players to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription for free-to-play multiplayer games.

The company announced the previously-promised change on 21 April.

Despite being free-to-play, Xbox required players to be online subscription members to play the games’ multiplayer modes.

The games list includes popular titles such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Rocket League.

Xbox also made party chat available for the games for free on Xbox One and Xbox Series S and X.

Free-to-play multiplayer games on Xbox

On 22 January, Xbox reversed its decision to increase the price for Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. The move had been met with major backlash from gamers.

At the same time, the platform revealed they would make free-to-play multiplayer titles available to players at no charge.

There are over 50 free-to-play multiplayer games on Xbox. The list is as follows:

  • 3on3 FreeStyle
  • Aegis Wing
  • APB Reloaded
  • Apex Legends
  • Armored Warfare
  • Battle Islands: Commanders
  • Bless Unleashed
  • Brawlhalla
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Crackdown
  • Crackdown 2
  • Crimson Alliance
  • Crossout
  • CRSED: F.O.A.D.
  • Darwin Project
  • Dauntless
  • 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
  • Enlisted
  • Eternal Card Game
  • Family Game Night
  • Fishing Planet
  • Fortnite
  • Galaxy Control: Arena
  • Happy Wars
  • Harm’s Way
  • Hawken
  • Hyper Scape
  • Killer Instinct
  • Korgan
  • Minion Masters
  • Neverwinter
  • Outriders (Demo)
  • Paladins
  • Path of Exile
  • Phantasy Star Online 2
  • Phantom Dust
  • Pinball FX2
  • Prominence Poker
  • Realm Royale
  • Rec Room
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2
  • ROBLOX
  • Rocket League
  • Rogue Company
  • Skyforge
  • SMITE
  • Spacelords
  • Spellbreak
  • Star Trek Online
  • Techwars Global Conflict
  • TERA
  • The Four Kings Casino and Slots
  • Too Human
  • Trove
  • Vigor
  • War Thunder
  • Warface
  • Warframe
  • World of Tanks
  • World of Warships: Legends
  • Yaris

Xbox said it would add more games to the list as they are launched.

Feature image: Psyonix

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