Not all games on Xbox have to be bought. In fact, some of the biggest multiplayer titles on Xbox are free, which are a must-have in your library.
There’s a massive collection of free games on Xbox ranging from battle royales like Fortnite to multiplayer arena shooters like Halo Infinite.
So if you want to play some amazing games but also don’t want to waste any money, then you’re at the right place. Let’s jump right in our list (in no particular order) of free Xbox games that are available to download and play right now:
1Halo Infinite (Multiplayer)
Developer – 343 Industries
Release – 15 November 2021
Halo Infinite is a first person shooter game developed by 343 Industries released in 2021. The game was released on both Xbox consoles and PC with a multiplayer and a story mode which received praise from players all around.
Xbox’s most iconic IP returned with a free-to-play multiplayer, with tons of new game modes and the return of its classic arena-style shooter.
The multiplayer is a bit slower-paced but it’s loads of fun to just take down enemy shields with iconic weapons, either solo or with friends. Overall, it’s an exciting and enjoyable multiplayer experience which takes Halo one step closer in the right direction.
2Call of Duty: Warzone
Developer – Infinity Ward, Raven Software
Release – 10 March 2020
Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play battle royale game released for PS4, Xbox One, PC and its next-gen versions are on the way along with a mobile version. It is one of the biggest battle royale games ever, with 29 million players playing the game on Xbox consoles.
Warzone is basically Fortnite and PUBG fused with Call of Duty elements. 150 players parachute into a large map in solo or duo or squads, and battle it out and only one team can come out victorious.
Warzone is a high-octane experience that is a treat for Call of Duty fans and FPS fans alike. It’s fast-paced, it’s rewarding and it’s a game you should definitely have in your library.
Developer – Epic Games, People Can Fly
Release – 21 July 2017
Fortnite is a free-to-play battle royale game developed by Epic Games and released in 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, next-gen consoles and mobile devices. It is one of the biggest battle royale titles in the industry with millions of players playing it daily.
One of the best free games on Xbox, Fortnite has everything that you need in a battle royale, starting from amazing mechanics, to a plethora of iconic pop-culture inspired skins, to live events, to various game modes and many more things.
The game is updated very regularly adding new content and new skins. All these features combined make Fortnite a definitive battle royale experience.
Developer – Bungie
Release – 6 September 2017
Destiny 2 is a free-to-play online only multiplayer FPS game developed by Bungie and released in 2017 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. It has recently become one of the biggest multiplayer titles in the genre with a playerbase of 300k active players on Xbox.
Thanks to Bungie, Destiny 2 has become free-to-play. Destiny 2 is a huge title in the multiplayer genre. The game has various modes like PvP Crucible, Gambit and other in-game events for players to enjoy.
The only catch is—-to unlock later content, you have to buy Destiny 2: The Witch Queen which costs 40$. Otherwise, you can have a lot of fun in the game itself without spending a penny.
Developer – Psyonix
Release – 7 July 2015
Rocket League is a vehicular soccer developed by Psyonix and released for PS4 and PC with Xbox One and Nintendo Switch ports released later on. Rocket League went on to become one of the biggest multiplayer games of all time.
A game of soccer but with rocket-powered cars might sound easy, but the game is quite hard to master. It’s chaotic, it’s fast and there’s nothing like scoring a goal with your rocket-powered vehicles.
The game has a variety of game modes which are playable both solo and with friends and it has a large variety of customisation options too. All these features make this game a worthy addition to this list.
Developer – Respawn Entertainment
Release – 4 February 2019
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale developed by Respawn Entertainment and released for PS4, PC, Xbox One with PS5, Xbox Series X|S and mobile devices. The game is played by hundreds and thousands of players daily while receiving regular updates.
In 2019, Apex Legends entered the battle royale genre and went on to become one of the biggest free-to-play games, even challenging Fortnite, garnering over 50 million players in its first month.
The response was huge thanks to its fast and fluid gameplay, refined gunplay, innovative mechanics, gorgeous character designs etc. These features make Apex Legends a fine addition to the free-to-play list.
Developer – Krafton, PUBG Corporation
Release – 23 March 2017
PUBG: Battlegrounds is a battle royale game developed by Krafton and released on PS4, PC, Xbox and mobile devices. PUBG is still one of the most popular games to this day and played by over 500,000 players everyday.
This game was the first battle royale game which defined the genre. With the game’s realistic graphics and gunplay, huge maps, and a ton of new content, it was a hit among players alike.
It recently went free-to-play which gives more players a chance to test it out. So if you haven’t given PUBG a spin yet, this is your sign.
Developer – Mediatonic
Release – 4 August 2020
Fall Guys is a battle royale platformer developed by Mediatonic and released for PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The game had a whopping 20 million players in its first 48 hours of being free-to-play.
Fall Guys is super fun and addicting and you can play the game both solo and partied up. The game involves 60 players competing in a series of mini-games, controlling jelly bean-like creatures and only one player can be the winner.
The game is filled with colorful content and receives regular updates. Once you get the hang of Fall Guys, the game can be highly addictive which is a bonus.
Developer – 1047 Games
Release – 24 May 2019
Splitgate is a free-to-play FPS game developed by 1047 games and released on PC and PS4, Xbox One at a later date. Splitgate has over 800,000 registered users, 30% of which actively play the game daily.
Think Halo but with portals, that’s Splitgate. A classic arena shooter where two teams compete against each other and only one team reigns victorious. But the experience is elevated by the portal mechanic which adds spice to the gameplay.
Both solo and with friends, the game is fast-paced, enjoyable and it’s satisfying to just drop down behind an enemy from a portal and take them down.
Developer – Digital Extremes
Release – 25 March 2013
Warframe is an online action role-playing third person multiplayer shooter developed by Digital Extremes and released on PC, PS4 and Xbox consoles. The game is still played by hundreds and thousands of players.
The game is both story-driven and multiplayer so it has something for everyone. It’s stylish, it’s fast paced and it’s just a ton of fun to blast through levels and slash through enemies.
The game still gets updates and content added to its ever expanding universe. It’s customisation heavy which allows you to customize your Warframe the way you want.