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Xbox Live Gold not required for close to 100 free-to-play games

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The requirement of Xbox Live Gold has been removed from close to 100 online, free-to-play games as of today, Microsoft has confirmed.

Today’s news makes good on a promise announced by Microsoft back in January of this year.

Moreover, Microsoft confirmed it had unlocked two additional Xbox Live Gold features for everyone, including Looking for Groups and Parties.

With more titles to come, the following games no longer require Xbox Live Gold to play from today:

  • Call of Duty Warzone
  • Rocket League
  • Apex Legends
  • Roblox
  • Brawlhalla
  • Fortnite
  • Star Trek Online
  • DC Universe Online
  • Destiny 2
  • Warface
  • Warframe
  • World of Tanks
  • World of Warships Legends
  • Enlisted
  • Hitman 2 Starter Pack
  • Hitman 3 Starter Pack
  • It Takes Two (Friend’s Pass)
  • Heavy Metal Machines
  • Rec Room
  • Life is Strange
  • Vigor
  • War Thunder
  • Crossout
  • Paladins
  • King’s Quest
  • CRSED: F.O.A.D.
  • Rogue Company
  • Fishing Planet
  • 3on3 FreeStyle
  • Spellbreak
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Walking Dead Season 2
  • The Walking Dead A New Frontier (Episode 1)
  • One Leaves
  • Realm Royale
  • Dauntless
  • Hyper Scape
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Trove
  • SMITE
  • Island Saver
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Episode 1)
  • Bless Unleashed
  • Path of Exile
  • Crackdown 2
  • Starlit Adventures
  • Life is Strange 2 (Episode 1)
  • Frozen Free Fall Snowball Fight
  • Hawken
  • Powerstar Golf
  • Too Human
  • Neverwinter
  • Crackdown
  • Prominence Poker
  • Hexic FD
  • The Darwin Project
  • APB Reloaded
  • Dead or Alive 5 Core Fighters
  • Dead or Alive 6 Core Fighters
  • Insects
  • Phantasy Star Online 2
  • TERA
  • Killer Instinct
  • Virtual Villagers Origins 2
  • Skyforge
  • Happy Wars
  • Tell Me Why
  • Pinball Arcade
  • Dungeon Defenders 2
  • Defiance 2050
  • Clicker Heroes
  • Techwars Global Conflict
  • Armored Warfare
  • Pinball FX3
  • Battle Islands
  • Harms Way
  • Spacelords
  • Zaccaria Pinball
  • Battle Ages
  • Stern Pinball Arcade
  • Minion Masters
  • Phantom Dust
  • Lies of Astaroth
  • Gems of War
  • Galaxy Control Arena
  • The Council (Episode 1)
  • A King’s Tale Final Fantasy 15
  • Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
  • Battle Islands Commanders
  • Korgan
  • Eternal Card Game

As the list expands, you can check it here.

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