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This Week on Xbox: August 30, 2019

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! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Ghost Recon Breakpoint: Ghost War Multiplayer Hands On
As we near the October 4 release of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, it’s worth looking back at the tremendous support Ubisoft has given to its predecessor, Ghost Recon Wildlands. Since its initial release in March 2017, we’ve seen new story content, Xbox One X enhancements… Read more

Free Play Days: The Elder Scrolls Online and Rainbow Six Siege
This week, we have some exciting games to announce for the Free Play Days event! To make it even better, both games will be available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play for a whole week. Starting today, The Elder Scrolls Online… Read more

Gears Ink Hero

Be Forever Bound by Blood (and Ink) at our Global Gears Ink Pop-Up Events
Tattoos are a long-held tradition in the Gears of War world; from the famous Marcus Fenix tattoo in the game world, to the thousands of Crimson Omens, Lancers and COG tags out in the real world, we are constantly inspired, awed and humbled by the culture of permanent… Read more

Support a Mixer Partner when you join Xbox Game Pass
We consistently hear from gamers that streamers’ content helps motivate them to discover their next favorite game, whether it’s the latest AAA release, a puzzling indie platformer or even a must-play classic. It’s why we first built Mixer Direct Purchase back in 2018… Read more


10 Gameplay Tips for Control, Available Now on Xbox One
We’re delighted to announce that Control is out now on Xbox One. For those unaware (where have you been?) Control is a 3rd person action-adventure supernatural developed by our friends at Remedy Entertainment and published here at 505 Games. You know these devs… Read more

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Lands on Xbox One January 21, 2020
Taking legendary Reploids into the far future alongside a new generation of heroes looking to carve out their own story, Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings intense action from all six games to Xbox One on January 21, 2020 and is available for pre-order today… Read more

The Bard's Tale IV

The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut Arrives with Xbox Game Pass Today
The definitive edition of The Bard’s Tale IV from inXile entertainment arrives today on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC with Xbox Game Pass! The studio founded by Brian Fargo – an Xbox Game Studios alum — invites you to return to Skara Brae to defeat a newly awakened… Read more

Break out the Bondo for Wreckfest, Available Now on Xbox One
If you’ve ever daydreamed about wrenching on the engine of your very own classic muscle car and taking it online to dominate a high-speed racing circuit, then Wreckfest is for you. If the thought of converting your living room couch into a riding vehicle and tearing past… Read more

Borderlands 3 gamescom Preview

Borderlands 3 Hands On: Let’s Spec a Character!
My hands-on preview of Borderlands 3 at gamescom 2019 began quite unusually, as these things go. No tutorial, no spiel from a game director or designer; just straight into the character selection screen, as if I were playing at home. For all the talk about millions, or even… Read more

New Steam Level Available Now for Human: Fall Flat on Xbox One
Hello there, fellow Xbox humans! It’s been another incredible year for Human: Fall Flat. Since launching the spooky nighttime level Dark on Xbox One earlier this year, our quirky puzzle-puzzle platformer has gone from strength to strength – and it’s all thanks to you… Read more

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Prepare for the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Beta on September 2 by Pre-loading Today on Xbox One
Soon, Monster Hunter: World’s massive expansion, Iceborne, will arrive on Xbox One. To prepare would-be hunters to experience this epic new land, Capcom is hosting a series of beta sessions and four quests to play before the game’s global release on September 6… Read more

ID@Xbox Launches a New YouTube Channel for Independent Gaming
Today marks the launch of the ID@Xbox YouTube channel! Click here to give it a visit. With this channel, we are going to present the very best in Independent games coming to Xbox One and Windows PC, and maybe even some fun original programming along the way… Read more

Games with Gold - September 2019

New Games with Gold for September 2019
In September on Xbox One, take out your targets on a global stage in Hitman: The Complete First Season and then collaboration is the key to escaping in We Were Here. On Xbox 360, and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, save humanity once more in Earth Defense 2025… Read more

Speedy New Gauss Warframe Blazes a Path in Saint of Altra Update Coming Soon to Xbox One
The Digital Extremes development team has teased players for months now with one of the more iconic upcoming Warframes, Gauss — and he’s almost here! Like your favorite lightning-fast comic book characters, the 41st Warframe is a speed demon fueled by powers and abilities… Read more

Blair Witch

Blair Witch: How You Play Matters
Blair Witch is a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game and it launches today with Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC. While based on the iconic, cinematic lore of ”Blair Witch,” it tells a completely original story exploring human descent into darkness… Read more

Play GTA Online This Weekend to Get GTA$ and Check Out the New Ocelot Locust Sports Car
Whether you’re throwing a private party for your friends, spiking your heart rate in the pulse-pounding Race Series or saving the world as we know it from diabolical forces in The Doomsday Heist, there’s always something exciting going on in Grand Theft Auto Online… Read more

Gears 5 Rockstar Energy Vending Machine Tour
Starting today, The Coalition and Rockstar Energy are teaming up to reward Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members with free Gears 5 Collector’s Edition Rockstar Energy cans and exclusive giveaways as part of the Gears 5 Rockstar Energy Vending Machine Tour… Read more

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for September 3 to 6
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One… Read more