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Xbox Makes Free-to-Play Multiplayer Games Available Without Xbox Live Gold

Today is the day that Xbox is making all of its free-to-play multiplayer games available to play without Xbox Live Gold.

It’s official – you no longer need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play Warzone, Fortnite, or any other free-to-play online multiplayer titles.

This comes after Xbox made history by finally removing the charge for free-to-play gamers worldwide. Previously, it was necessary to pay for an Xbox Live Gold subscription before heading online, regardless of the game’s price.

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(Source: Activision)

Recently, Xbox tried to raise its prices on Xbox Live Gold membership. But after being met with outrage, the gaming company not only reversed the change, but also announced its plans to give gamers free access to free-to-play titles.

Now that change is finally taking place for Xbox fans everywhere.

Xbox Unlocks Free-To-Play Games Without Xbox Live Gold

Starting from today, you will no longer need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play free-to-play games on Xbox.

This gives gamers everywhere more than 50 new games to play, regardless of whether or not they currently pay for membership.

Right now, you can download and play games such as Fortnite, Warzone, Apex Legends, and Destiny 2 without paying a penny. Those gamers who only keep their Gold membership for access to these popular games can finally cease their payments.

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(Source: Xbox)

And this is a good day for it, especially as now more players than ever can jump in and enjoy Warzone’s Nuke event for free later today. What’s more, Xbox Cloud Gaming is now in beta for PC and iOS, meaning that more players than ever can enjoy the unlocked free-to-play games.

Of course, bear in mind that you’ll still need to pay for Gold membership when it comes to playing regular games such as Black Ops Cold War. Only free-to-play games are currently being unlocked.

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What Games Are Free-To-Play on Xbox Now?

Here are just some of the games that Xbox is showcasing in its free-to-play library. All of the following are now playable without Xbox Live Gold:

  • 3on3 FreeStyle
  • Aegis Wing
  • APB Reloaded
  • Apex Legends
  • Armored Warfare
  • Battle Ages
  • Battle Islands
  • 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
  • Gems of War
  • 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 Live is currently in the process of rebranding itself to Xbox Network. And by cutting out the awkward free-to-play multiplayer charge, this is sure to make gamers much happier with the service.

Fans already seem happy to pay, especially going by Xbox Game Pass’s insane new subscriber count. Then again, thanks to the best games on Xbox Game Pass, we imagine people will be locking in subscriptions for years to come.

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(Source: Xbox)

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