Welcome to the next generation of Xbox, now that you’ve gotten your hands on a new Series console for the Holidays. Thankfully, you don’t need to worry about dropping plenty of cash for a new game, as there are plenty of excellent F2P titles on your new console.
Best Free-To-Play Games on Xbox Series X|S
No matter if you’re looking for something casual, or something hardcore, there are a variety of exciting games to jump into on your Xbox that won’t cost you a dime to start. Without further ado, let’s find some of the best free games you can play with friends or by yourself.
7: War Thunder
Hoping to dive into the annals of history while facing off against several other players? Look no further than War Thunder, which puts you in the cockpit of tanks, planes, and warships while you wage battle against players from all over the world. With a variety of different machines available at your disposal, this is the ultimate simulator for those who love all things heavy metal.
6: PUBG Battlegrounds
The Battle Royale that kicked off the frenzy, PUBG is still kicking strong. Now Free-To-Play, player counts are higher than ever before, and with a variety of crossovers that you may have never expected, it looks and plays better than ever. Get ready to get that Chicken Dinner when you drop into its massive map and engage in some tactical gameplay that would make Fortnite blush.
5: NARKA: Bladepoint
Are you hoping to show the world that you’re a true Melee combat master? NARKA: Bladepoint may be the perfect game for you, then. When you jump into this world, you’ll need to be on your toes at all times, prepared and ready to dispatch a variety of foes with magical powers and melee knowledge. This is a unique take on the Hero Shooter genre since you’ll be engaging in one-on-one battles at close range, showcased with beautiful graphics and animations.
4: Kartrider: Drift
High-octane racing awaits you in the world of Kartrider: Drift. Kartrider has been around for quite some time, but it’s never looked or played quite as good as it does with this newest iteration. With Cross-Play compatibility and plenty of unique tracks and gimmicks to keep the action exciting, this kart racer can roll with the best of them. Plus, a variety of crossovers with popular brands always keeps you eager to jump back in.
3: Killer Instinct
Fun fact: I actually bought my Xbox One back in the day to play the Killer Instinct reboot, and it is easily one of my most played games. Offering a free-to-play version keeps things exciting, with a rotating character roster of new fighters each week, alongside a new update for Series consoles to make it look and run better than ever, you won’t need to worry about this game performing a c-c-c-combo breaker on your wallet if you ever want to upgrade to the full experience.
2: The Finals
While fairly new to the market, The Finals offers intense gunplay, destructible environments, and gameplay that will keep you hooked from the moment you boot it up. There’s plenty to love in this debut title from Embark Studios, and with promised updates that will keep the game fair and exciting for years to come, we can’t wait to see if this can overtake our number-one spot in the coming years.
1: Halo Infinite (Multiplayer)
After a rocky launch, Halo Infinite is back on its redemption tour, and kicking ass while doing so. With the reintroduction of Firefight, a new movement system that brings it back to the glory days, and a variety of new maps that keep the action feeling great, Halo Infinite is finally fulfilling its promises and feels just like its predecessors once again. Let’s hope the good times keep rolling, and things keep progressing at a steady pace to get this back on the top of the mountain as it deserves to be.
Xbox is doing a great job this generation, with both its offerings on the F2P market alongside its excellent Game Pass service. Make sure that you’re ready to jump into the fun with these exciting choices, and see if you’ve found your new favorite game to play.