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This Week on Xbox: May 4, 2018

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

A Record-Setting Road to E3
The passionate community of gamers on Xbox are our inspiration. As we get ready to share a fantastic lineup of new games for Xbox players at E3 2018, we want to take a moment to thank them for a record-setting start to the year. Today, we’re witnessing a record-setting number of players, playing at record levels, and engaging in new ways… Read more

Choose Your Own Rewards in World of Tanks Throughout May
Back in 1969, legendary rock star and Rolling Stone Mick Jagger sang the words “you can’t always get what you want.” In hindsight, Mick Jagger had no possible way of anticipating World of Tanks’ newest prize giveaway event, and if he had, the song probably would have been a totally different animal. Brace yourselves for Soviet Dream Machines… Read more

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Fortnite Season 4 Starts Now with a Bang on Xbox One
Welcome to Season 4, Fortnite fans! Impact has occurred and the island is changed forever, so it’s time to squad up with your friends, venture through the map, and discover new points of interest. While you’re playing, level up the newly released Battle Pass Season 4 and snag all-new gear. The Island is scarred with massive craters left by the impact… Read more

Integrating Mixer into Action-Adventure Game City of Brass
Hello, Xbox fans. I wanted to share with you a little bit about how we’ve integrated Mixer into our latest game, City of Brass. City of Brass on Xbox One features a Mixer Interactive Mode, which can be enabled at any time by a player in-game. This mode allows the viewers of the player’s Mixer stream to have a real impact on the game… Read more

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Get Pumped to the Max in An All-New Super Lucky’s Tale Adventure: Guardian Trials
He’s baa-ack… Lucky, that is! On the heels of heroically saving Gilly Island from the clutches of Lady Meowmalade, Lucky returns for his most daunting challenge yet in Super Lucky’s Tale Guardian Trials,  an ‘80s retro-themed boot camp adventure. It’s Training Day in Foxington! In this righteous new chapter, Lucky’s big sister Lyra… Read more

Play XCOM 2 for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold
Ignite a global resistance to reclaim our world and save humanity! This weekend only, all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy 2K’s turn-based strategy hit, XCOM 2 for free as part of Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days. Starting at 9:00 a.m. PT on Thursday, May 3 and running through to 11:59 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 6, Xbox Live Gold members… Read more

Xbox FanFest Working with Gamers Outreach at E3 2018
Recently, we announced all proceeds from the sale of Xbox FanFest tickets will be donated to a charity. Today, we are excited to announce that every dollar from FanFest attendees will go to Gamers Outreach to help bring gaming to children’s hospitals. They’re a great organization which has enriched many lives across the country, and we couldn’t be prouder to be working with them. Gamers Outreach was founded in 2007… Read more

Paladins Leaves Open Beta on May 8
Since we first launched Paladins into open beta on Xbox One, we’ve been astonished at the community’s support. We’ve worked together with you to make Paladins an even better game. We’ve improved the aiming, the UI, the polish, and a whole bunch more, all as a direct result of community feedback. And now, it’s time for Paladins to take its next step… Read more

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Hands-on with State of Decay 2
Zombies were all the rage in 2013. “The Walking Dead” was the biggest show on cable. “World War Z” had just successfully made the jump from best-selling book to blockbuster movies. Countless games were released with that were either dedicated to zombies or featured zombie-killing special modes. Into this landscape came Undead Labs’ State of Decay… Read more

Test Your Might in For Honor’s Upcoming Free Weekend
Vikings, Knights, and Samurai have waged a pitched battle in For Honor for more than a year now, and the developers have been fueling their efforts with regular new content drops and improvements, including new heroes, Xbox One X enhancements, and the addition of dedicated servers. Xbox Live Gold members can jump in and sharpen… Read more

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Game Fest is Back with Great Games for Everyone
It’s that time of year, ID@Xbox Game Fest is back and the team is excited to bring you four weeks of some of the best independent games. Each week will focus on a new theme so check back every Tuesday to see what’s new. Game Fest starts today, May 1, and will run through May 28. To kick things off, the first week will focus on Gaming for Everyone… Read more

5 PvP Tips to Use During the Dark Souls: Remastered Network Test
Dark Souls: Remastered launches May 25 but Xbox Live Gold members can check out the updated classic hit next weekend with the Dark Souls: Remastered Network Test. Anyone interested in the network test can secure their place in line by pre-downloading the Dark Souls: Remastered Network Test client on the Microsoft Store starting today, May 1… Read more

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Play Just Cause 3 Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold
Equip your wingsuit and arm your grapple hook – it’s time to play Just Cause 3 for free as part of Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days, starting Thursday, May 3 at 12:01 a.m. PT to Sunday, May 6 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Xbox Live Gold members will be able to take control of Rico Rodriguez, the most explosive action hero, and fight to liberate the Mediterranean island paradise… Read more

Owlboy Tips and Tricks
Hey, Xbox gamers! The Mixer Tips & Tricks team is back with five tips for Owlboy. Owlboy is a platform adventure game with RPG elements which took nearly a decade to develop, from concept to the final polish. You play as Otus, an owl who was born mute. He trains under his verbally abusive mentor, Asio, who doesn’t see much potential in Otus’ skills… Read more

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Stealth Game Aragami: Shadow Edition Coming Soon to Xbox One
Hi everyone! After a bit of secret tinkering, we’re super excited to finally announce a special edition of our game is coming to Xbox One: Aragami: Shadow Edition. Aragami is a stealth game in which you play a hero that can manipulate the shadows. The darkness is your ally, and you can control it and use it to your advantage… Read more