Microsoft has announced that Xbox Live multiplayer will be unlocked on all Xbox One consoles for everybody this weekend, so you can play with all your friends – even the ones who do not have Xbox Live Gold.
Xbox Live Multiplayer will be unlocked on all Xbox One consoles for the next four days, allowing everyone to play online mutliplayer for free during Microsoft's Big Gaming Weekend. Anybody can enjoy free access to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer, Borderlands 3, DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ and Black Desert on their consoles this weekend. Plus, on PC or console, enjoy free access to Gears 5, Subnautica or ARK: Survival Evolved. Your friends don’t have Xbox Live Gold? Not a problem, this weekend everyone can play multiplayer and battle it out online. Your friends don’t have Xbox Game Pass? This weekend everyone gets a taste of Xbox Game Pass with Monster Hunter World, ARK: Survival Evolved, Gears 5, Elder Scrolls Online, Subnautica and Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, that are free to play.
Play the unlocked multiplayer experience this weekend during Big Gaming Weekend, through the free Call of Duty: Warzone download. Assemble your squad in the ultimate online battleground featuring a mix of multiplayer maps and modes. Join the ranks and stay frosty, as this is one heart-racing online experience you won’t want to miss.
From one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas, Gears 5 is bigger than ever, with five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself. Available with Xbox Game Pass.
The console market is looking to match the meteoric rise of mobile gaming, as the overall industry continues to be one of the fastest growing in the world. Xbox remains one of the key reasons behind this and one of the most popular of gaming devices. So with this being the case, what are the most popular games on the market?
Initially released in 2017, it has fast become one for the most popular games on the market. This is not only for amateur players but also on the eSports scene, with the Fortnite World Cup proving such a popular event. The Battle Royale game mode has been the key behind the growth of Fortnite, with the game also recently releasing a new and updated season. Betfred promo code offers are now proving popular in gaming and could these yet become a regular offer used in betting on the different eSports markets for Fortnite and other games. It certainly is a possibility for this fast growing industry.
Officially released in 2011, Minecraft now still stands as the best-selling video game of all-time. This is due to selling over 200 million copies across all platforms and this still continues to grow. Minecraft is also still played by over 120 million active users each month, which is why it is still one of the most popular Xbox games on the market.
Another game that focuses around the battle royal game mode. This is now fast becoming the biggest and most popular form of gaming and Apex Legends continues to grow on Xbox and other platforms. Apex Legends has now increased to over 70 million players worldwide each month, which is why it also must sit in the list as one of the most popular Xbox games currently on the market.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
The most recent release of one of the most popular games series is the 2019 edition of Modern Warfare. This is a game that received mix reviews, but has been a major success. It is the 16th instalment in the franchise and within just a few months of release had already surpassed the $1 billion mark in revenue, and this figure has continued to climb. It has also been a game to release a game play around the battle royal theme, which has been behind the overall success of this game, which remains one of the most popular on the market.
Another game from one of the most popular running franchises is FIFA 20. It is the 27th instalment of the game and another that has proven incredibly popular, despite the mixed reviews on the game. Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard was named as the cover for the game, with Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk as the cover for the Champions edition.
Relive the epic single-player Campaign from the 2009 blockbuster Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, remastered for a new generation in true high-definition. The Campaign picks up immediately following the dramatic events of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the ground-breaking title that earned worldwide critical acclaim. Modern Warfare 2 is the epitome of gripping and heart-racing action, as players face off against a new threat hellbent on bringing the world to the brink of collapse. Experience classic missions including Cliffhanger, The Gulag, and Whiskey Hotel as you join Soap, Price, Ghost and the rest of Task Force 141 in the globe-spanning fight to restore order to the world.
Developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision, "Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered" is available to purchase on Xbox One, PS4 and PC for $19.99/€24.99/£19.99/AU$36.05. Purchase MW2 Campaign Remastered now and unlock the UDT Classic Ghost Bundle for use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone.
Looking for last-minute holiday gifts? Xbox has you covered with incredible deals on Xbox One consoles, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate memberships, Xbox Game Studios titles and more to help with your last-minute gift giving.
The holidays are the perfect time to join the fun on Xbox. Get up to $150 off Xbox One consoles or pair your console with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and get three free months when you purchase three months. You won’t want to miss out on these deals!
Be sure to visit the Microsoft Store, whether shopping online, in a physical store, or through an Xbox or Windows 10 device for these incredible deals.
Xbox One Bundles are Up to $150 Off
Available now, purchase any Xbox One X console for up to $150 off until 12/29. Give the gift of the world’s most powerful console with immersive, true 4K gaming paired with the season’s hottest games, including Gears 5, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, NBA 2K20 and Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions for just $349.99. You get to choose which bundle is right for the gamer in your life.
Additionally, all Xbox One S consoles are discounted by $100 from 12/19 – 12/25. The Xbox One S is the best value in gaming and entertainment and is a great choice for families looking to purchase their first console. Pick up the Xbox One S bundle of your choice for just $199 right in time for the holidays.
If disc-free gaming is more your style, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is also $100 off now until 12/25 and comes bundled with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves and Fortnite Battle Royale with the Legendary Rogue Spider Knight Skin.
Gift Over 100 Great Games with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Looking for a new game to gift the gamer in your life? What about over 100? Available now until 12/28 at participating retailers when you purchase three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you’ll receive three months for free! Exclusions apply. With all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold and over 100 great games for console and PC for just $14.99 a month, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the perfect way to discover your next favorite game.
In addition, directly on the console or at Xbox.com/xbox-game-pass we are still offering the first three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1, our best deal ever. And for the first time, eligible Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in select markets will also get 1 month of EA Access, 3 months of Discord Nitro, and 6 months of Spotify Premium as a membership bonus. Restrictions apply, see here for details.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate features hits such as the Outer Worlds, Gears 5 and Minecraft, and with new games added all the time, it’s a gift the entire family can enjoy together.
Big Discounts on the Season’s Hottest Titles for Console and PC
Gift a Controller as Unique as the Gamer in Your Life
The holidays are all about gifting loved ones with something that is unique to their interests. Available now until 12/31, Xbox is offering free engraving with Xbox Design Lab so you can personalize a controller that will match your gamer’s passions.
Published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward, the all-new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare engulfs players in a modern-day conflict, where split-second decisions could affect the global balance of power. The new Modern Warfare features a unified narrative experience and progression across a heart racing, epic single-player story, an action-packed multiplayer playground, and new cooperative gameplay.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare features a new engine delivering an immersive and photo-realistic experience. The new technology utilizes the latest advancements in visual engineering, including a physically-based material system allowing for state of the art photogrammetry, a new hybrid tile based streaming system, new PBR decal rendering system, world volumetric lighting, 4K HDR, DirectX Raytracing (PC) and more as well as a new GPU geometry pipeline. Spectral rendering delivers thermal heat radiation and infrared identification for both thermal and night-vision in-game imaging. The technical investment provides a cutting edge animation and blend shape system, while the new suite of audio tools supports full Dolby ATMOS, on supported platforms, along with the latest in audio simulation effects.
The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare engulfs fans in an incredibly raw, gritty, provocative narrative that brings unrivaled intensity and shines a light on the changing nature of modern war. Developed by the studio that started it all, Infinity Ward delivers an epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare series from the ground up.
Major Nelson has announced that starting February 26, 2013 and running through March 4, 2013, over 60 Xbox 360 Games on Demand titles will be on sale up to 75% off with some as much as 85% off for the "Xbox Ultimate Game Sale".
Each day, a different set of titles will be on sale, so be sure to follow Major Nelson on Twitter where he'll announce what that day's special offer is. The Ultimate Game Sale only occurs once a year so you won’t want to miss it. Content availability and pricing may vary by region.
For a comprehensive list of titles you can expect to see on sale this year continue reading just after the break and don't forget to visit the 360-HQ games database for all of our previous coverage.