Penny pinching? Xbox has many free-to-play Xbox & PC games for you!

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Games these days aren’t cheap, pushing upwards of $70 or more each, depending on what edition and additional content you may be after. Fortunately, there are plenty of free-to-play games out there playable on many systems, including the Xbox Series S|X console.

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If you have an Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, or Windows PC, these games are 100% free-to-play, you don’t even need a Game Pass subscription to play them. Many even have frequent events to make your game time even more enjoyable. Check out a few of our faves!

Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 is an always-on and ever-evolving free-to-play, team-based action game set in an optimistic future, where every match is the ultimate 5v5 battlefield brawl featuring new heroes and maps, different ways to play, and unique cosmetics! Lead the charge, ambush your enemies, or aid your allies as one of Overwatch’s 35+ distinct heroes. Team up with friends, take them into battle across 25+ futuristic maps inspired by real-world locations, and master multiple unique game modes.

It’s time for your competitive comeback. Claim your place in reworked Competitive, with changes that deliver more transparency and accuracy. Hunt down the Cosmic Ravager in the new Co-Op Event Mode, Cosmic Crisis. Face Eldritch Horrors in the Season 9 Battle Pass featuring over 80 tiers of rewards including Mythic Ancient Caller Moira & more.


Be the last player standing in Battle Royale and Zero Build, explore and survive in LEGO Fortnite, blast to the finish with Rocket Racing or headline a concert with Fortnite Festival. Play thousands of free creator made islands with friends including deathruns, tycoons, racing, zombie survival and more! Join the creator community and build your own island with Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN) or Fortnite Creative tools.

Get ready to go gaga as the legendary superstar, Lady Gaga, becomes the Icon for Fortnite Festival Season 2: Unlock Your Talent! While Season 2 keeps sounding, progress in the Unlock Your Talent Festival Pass to unlock new Instruments, Jam Tracks, and more! This Pass has both a free reward track and Premium Reward Track upgrade. Conquer the darkness and shine like the star you are!

Vigor — Chronicles: Isolation

Unfold the Chronicles and embrace your isolation! The frozen wasteland will not best you. Adapt to the bone-chilling cold and prove that none can beat your camouflage skills! In this update, you can explore the new Eikevjen Shootout map, ambush or escape your opponents with the new smoke grenade, discover the new melee improvements, and eliminate your enemies with the long-awaited M14 rifle!

  • vigor Survive the harsh conditions of post-war Norway and try to outlive the apocalypse in Vigor, a free-to-play multiplayer looter shooter.
  • Explore the Nordic scenery in Encounters, and choose your playstyle – sneaky looter or deadly shooter.
  • Build your Shelter from resources acquired in Encounters and upgrade it to unlock extra features.
  • Play Shootout, a fast-paced solo combat, or Elimination, a 5v5 tactical, round-based team fight, to challenge other Outlanders.


Roblox is home to an ever-expanding library of community-created worlds and experiences. Whether you’re in the mood for an epic role-playing adventure game or just want to hang out with your friends, there’s always something new and exciting to play.

Connect with friends and millions of players from around the world across Xbox Sereis X|S, Xbox One, computers, smartphones, tablets, and virtual reality devices. Mix-and-match accessories, body parts, and more to customize your avatar. You can be anything you want to be: a ninja pirate, a mermaid princess, a robot wizard, the possibilities are limitless.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends is a free-to-play hero shooter game where legendary competitors battle for glory, fame, and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Play in classic 60-person Battle Royale matches, limited-time modes, and takeovers! Show ‘em what you’re made of in Apex Legends, a free-to-play battle royale shooter where misfits, drifters, and grifters battle for fame and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Choose your Legend, squad up, and fight your way to the top.

Apex Legends takes place in an immersive universe where the story continues to evolve, maps change each season, and new Legends keep joining the fight. Make your mark on the Apex Games with a multitude of distinctive outfits and join the adventure!

Rocket League

Download and compete in the high-octane hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem! Unlock items in Rocket Pass, climb the Competitive Ranks, compete in Competitive Tournaments, complete Challenges, enjoy cross-platform progression and more! The field is waiting. Take your shot!

Destiny 2

The last hope to follow the Witness into the Traveler lies in the Dreaming City. Adventure through Riven’s Lair, clear enemies, unlock new wings, and uncover new treasures. Earn an Exotic weapon that puts dragon fire in the palm of your hand. Embark on a secret Exotic mission written in the stars. Score limited-edition cosmetics at the Eververse store inspired by Geralt of Rivia. Save a species and get your wish.

Dive into the world of Destiny 2 to explore the mysteries of the solar system and experience responsive first-person shooter combat. Unlock powerful elemental abilities and collect unique gear to customize your Guardian’s look and playstyle. Enjoy Destiny 2’s cinematic story, challenging co-op missions, and a variety of PvP modes alone or with friends. Download for free today and write your legend in the stars.

Halo: Infinite (Multiplayer)

Experience Halo’s celebrated multiplayer reimagined and free-to-play! With over 70 maps in matchmaking, billions of customization configurations, and countless community Forge creations to experience, Halo Infinite is the franchise’s most expansive multiplayer offering to date.

Enjoy an unprecedented variety of gameplay experiences, ranging from fast-paced intense ranked modes to whimsical mayhem in Custom Games, or even co-operative coordination in the wave-based survival mode Firefight: King of the Hill. With something to meet every player’s preference and playstyle, it’s time to suit up and assemble your Fireteam!


Land on strategic locations, loot weapons and supplies, and survive to become the last team standing across various, diverse Battlegrounds. Squad up and join the Battlegrounds for the original Battle Royale experience that only PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS can offer.

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS is a free-to-play game, supporting limited cross-platform play on featured platforms. This content download will also provide access to the BATTLEGROUNDS Test Server, which requires a separate download to play. 


Come out on top, reach THE FINALS, and win the hearts of the viewers. In THE FINALS, nothing can stand in your way. Crash through walls and ceilings, destroy anything and everything in sight, and build bridges and barricades in this fast-paced, high-stakes fight for fame on the world’s biggest stage. THE FINALS may be a team sport, but you’ll fight for individual glory too. Build your contestant with a wild combination of looks, abilities, accessories, weapons, and gadgets.

Trap and surprise your opponents with a range of dynamic tools scattered throughout the arena. Send exploding canisters of gas and goo through the air, burst through windows, or drop fire from above. Use moving platforms, ziplines, jumppads, and more to create treacherous and unforgettable moments. Take out your enemies with garbage cans, flower pots, office chairs, and hospital beds. Only your imagination sets the limits.


Awaken as an unstoppable warrior and battle alongside your friends in this story-driven free-to-play online action game. Confront warring factions throughout a sprawling interplanetary system as you follow the guidance of the mysterious Lotus and level up your Warframe, build an Arsenal of destructive firepower, and realize your true potential across massive open worlds in this thrilling, genre-defining third-person combat experience.


Download for Free – The base game of The Sims™ 4 is free to download. Get a plethora of options for building homes, styling Sims, and customizing their personalities. Craft their life stories while exploring vibrant worlds and discovering more ways of being you all at no cost.

Create Unique Sims – A variety of Sims are yours to personalize, each with distinct appearances, dynamic personalities, and inspiring aspirations. Use powerful customization features to bring your imagination to life. Create yourself, your favorite celebrities, your fantasy, or your friends!

Build the Perfect Home – Effortlessly build and design homes for your Sims in Build Mode. Construct the home of your – and their – dreams by planning its layout, choosing furnishings, and altering the landscape and terrain. You can even add a pool, basement, and garden, or rebuild with new ideas and designs!

Fall Guys

You’re invited to dive and dodge your way to victory in the pantheon of clumsy. Rookie or pro? Solo or partied up? Fall Guys delivers ever-evolving, high-concentrated hilarity and fun. Prefer to be the maverick behind the mayhem? Build your very own obstacle course to share with friends or the wider community.

  • Create your own Course: Fall Guys Creative is a level editor that allows you to create fiendish custom Rounds and share them with the wider community.
  • Competitive & Cooperative: Tumble between competitive free-for-alls and cooperative challenges—or take on the Blunderdome with up to 3 friends!
  • Play with Friends: Fall Guys supports cross-play, cross-platform parties and cross-progression via your Epic Games Account.
  • Ever-Evolving Content: Play stays fresh with new collabs and game updates which bring new Costumes, Obstacles, and ways to play.
  • Gloriously Customizable: Choose from a multitude of Colors, Patterns, Costumes and Nameplates. Relish wins with extravagant Celebrations and share your flair with Emotes!

Call of Duty: Warzone

Welcome to Call of Duty®: Warzone™, the massive free-to-play combat arena which now features the brand-new map, Urzikstan. Turn the Heat Up Prepare to take the battle to a new metropolis in the all-new Urzikstan map, the new big Battle Royale map that is sure to excite veterans and newcomers alike. Loot For Rewards Discover supply boxes and complete contracts to build your arsenal and gain a tactical advantage.

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