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Call of Duty Black Ops 6 Will Come At A Cost For New Game Pass Subscribers

Microsoft service users are in for a shock as Xbox Game Pass subscribers will have a price to pay if they want to get Call of Duty Black Ops 6 at launch.
Call of Duty Black Ops 6 Will Come At A Cost For New Game Pass Subscribers
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The wait for Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is slowly drawing to a close as we approach its release in October 2024. While many Xbox Game Pass players were excited to learn that the game would be available for free on day one, it seems that new subscribers won't be as fortunate.

Let's go over the details surrounding this change and why there will be a price for Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 for new Xbox Game Pass subscribers when the game launches later this year.

New Xbox Game Pass Subscribers Will Have to Pay for Black Ops 6 and Higher Subscription Fees

The value of the Xbox Game Pass has always been evident in its large library of exclusive titles available at any time, as well as the inclusion of day-one releases for all its first-party titles. However, this is changing with the latest July update, which raises subscription prices and locks out some content that was previously accessible for free, like Black Ops 6.

Black Ops 6 Will Come At Price On Xbox Game Pass
With the new Game Pass updates, new subscribers will pay higher fees as well as pay a smaller fee for new titles such as Black Ops 6. (Picture: Microsoft)

For a more detailed breakdown, you can check out the Xbox Game Pass support page, which details all the subscription changes. Here’s a quick summary of the main points:

  • Xbox Game Pass Core, PC, and Ultimate prices are increasing for new subscribers.
  • The Xbox Game Pass Console tier is being removed for new subscribers.
  • A new Xbox Game Pass Standard tier has been announced and will arrive soon.

The most important thing to note is that if you’re an existing Game Pass member, your price will stay the same, and the service won’t change—even on the newly non-existent Game Pass Console tier. However, if you cancel your subscription at any point, Xbox Support confirms that you’ll be considered a new member and subject to all the changes.

Black Ops 6 Will Come At Price On Xbox Game Pass Details
We're hopeful that the new Xbox Game Pass system will not affect the launch of Black Ops 6 too heavily, and that the asking price isn't too steep for new subscribers. (Picture: Activision)

For Black Ops 6, these changes mean that if you don’t already have a subscription, you will be considered a new subscriber and thus have to pay extra for the game when it launches. The same applies to those on the Console Game Pass with existing subscriptions, as new subscriptions won't be available.

Ultimately, it seems that Xbox is trimming or slimming down its subscription model. While those of us who already have a subscription won't be affected, new subscribers will face higher costs, especially those on console who won't have any options moving forward. It's unclear why Xbox has decided to go this route and how it will affect the launch of Black Ops 6, as this decision could exclude a significant portion of its audience. We'll have to wait and see how this unfolds.