Xbox Live Gold No Longer Required for Over 50 Free-to-Play Games

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Xbox has finally joined the practice of making its free-to-play games actually free-to-play by making it so that you no longer need Xbox Live Gold to play those kinds of games. That means titles like Apex Legends, Fortnite, Spellbreak, and more can be played at no cost and without any required subscriptions on the Xbox platforms. The change is in effect as of Wednesday and applies to over 50 different titles.

This change for Xbox’s free-to-play games has been brewing for a while, but it really gained traction after Microsoft said it would be raising the prices of Xbox Live Gold. That decision didn’t go over well at all, and after it was reversed, discussions about the paid subscription requirement for free-to-play games continued. PlayStation, by comparison, already does not require PlayStation Plus for the most popular free-to-play games like the ones mentioned above, so keeping that policy intact wasn’t a good look for Xbox.


It’s no surprise then that the company committed to change, and that change has happened today. The games below no longer require Xbox Live Gold subscriptions and can be played on Xbox consoles so long as you’ve got an Internet connection.

Free-to-Play Xbox Games That No Longer Need 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


With this policy now in effect, you can expect future free-to-play games on Xbox platforms to follow suit by not requiring Xbox Live Gold either.



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S7Posted:

Finally they make this a thing, It was getting old to have to pay for gold for free games. I understand why they do it, but it was just a money grab...


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