Free games just got a little less expensive for those who game with an Xbox

Spending no money is always a great thing.

On a budget, to the point where one of Xbox’s more baffling requirements for free gaming has left you in tears more than once? Then today is a great day indeed, thanks to news that you’ll no longer need a Live Gold membership to access more than 50 titles that only require a console to play.

Xbox took to Twitter with this morning with a post that started with “Free-to-play now means free-to-play”

Translated, that means you can fire up Microsoft’s wildly successful gaming console and play titles ranging the megapopular (Fortnite, Rock League) to cult favourites (SMITE, Neverwinter).

Confused? If so, you’ve obviously never attempted to play such free games without first signing up for Xbox Live Gold. Up until now games that have been free on other platforms haven’t been accessible on Xbox until gamers have purchased the $69.99 membership.

Still confused? Put it this way, there are all kinds of games out there that are free, but the only way to access and then play those free games on Xbox has been to have Xbox Live Gold.

That obviously made Xbox users without Live Gold angry.

In announcing the policy shift on its website, Xbox wrote: “As part of listening to your feedback, this change will take place starting today, and all Xbox players will be able to access online multiplayer at no charge for a library of over 50 free-to-play games that support online multiplayer.”

Here is the list of freebies, which will be updated as more titles launch.

  • 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

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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