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Xbox Live Gold no longer required for online multiplayer in free games starting today

Microsoft announced the adjustment on Wednesday 21st April and making the change effective immediately.
Xbox Live Gold no longer required for online multiplayer in free games starting today

Today marks a day to be rejoiced by many Xbox Fortnite, Xbox Rocket League and Xbox Roblox players worldwide. 

The consoles/PC war took a step towards peace with 21st April’s announcement by Microsoft officially clearing free-to-play titles from Xbox Live Gold membership requirements for online multiplayer, effective immediately.

This means that more than 60 titles will not only be accessible to every Xbox user, but the multiplayer lobbies will be fuller than ever as they get to live the full experience completely for free for the first time ever.

rocket league fortnite roblox free to play xbox live gold(Picture: Microsoft)

What games can be played without an Xbox Live Gold membership?

Here’s the full list of free-to-play games that support online multiplayer. These titles do not require an Xbox Live Gold Membership to play online.

  • 3on3 FreeStyle
  • Aegis Wing
  • APB Reloaded
  • Apex Legends
  • Armored Warfare
  • Battle Islands: Commanders
  • Bless Unleashed
  • Brawlhalla
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Crackdown
  • Crackdown 2
  • Crimson Alliance
  • Crossout
  • CRSED: F.O.A.D.
  • Darwin Project
  • Dauntless
  • DC Universe Online
  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Core Fighters
  • Dead or Alive 6: Core Fighters
  • Defiance 2050
  • Destiny 2
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Dungeon Defenders II
  • Enlisted
  • Eternal Card Game
  • Family Game Night
  • Fishing Planet
  • Fortnite
  • Galaxy Control: Arena
  • Happy Wars
  • Harm’s Way
  • Hawken
  • Hyper Scape
  • Killer Instinct
  • Korgan
  • Minion Masters
  • Neverwinter
  • Outriders (Demo)

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  • Paladins
  • Path of Exile
  • Phantasy Star Online 2
  • Phantom Dust
  • Pinball FX2
  • Prominence Poker
  • Realm Royale
  • Rec Room
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2
  • ROBLOX
  • Rocket League
  • Rogue Company
  • Skyforge
  • SMITE
  • Spacelords
  • Spellbreak
  • Star Trek Online
  • Techwars Global Conflict
  • TERA
  • The Four Kings Casino and Slots
  • Too Human
  • Trove
  • Vigor
  • War Thunder
  • Warface
  • Warframe
  • World of Tanks
  • World of Warships: Legends
  • Yaris

The change was made “as part of listening to your feedback” and is effective immediately, starting today 21st April 2021.

If you are an Xbox Main, rejoice as we are one step closer to making console players as capable as their PC opponents. For further information, please visit Xbox and Microsoft’s FAQ site by clicking on the following link