This Week on Xbox: September 20, 2019

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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!

Wreck Your Friends in Car Crushers 2, Now Available on Roblox for Xbox One
If you ever wanted to see what it’s like to fire a cargo truck out of a giant cannon, smash an armored tank into smithereens, or watch with glee as your favorite sports car explodes into tiny little pieces, Car Crushers 2 is the ultimate vehicular smash ‘em up for you… Read more

Stranger Things is Now Available in Dead by Daylight on Xbox One
Hello, People of the Fog. There are some serious 80s vibes coming to Dead by Daylight: Are you ready to meet new yet familiar faces in your quest to escape the Entity’s World and its nightmares? After more than three years of existence, we’re still looking into new ways… Read more

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta Test

Everything You Need to Know About the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta Test on Xbox One
Starting Thursday, September 19, get an early look at a collection of several maps and modes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has to offer before its launch on Xbox One, October 25. Be among the first to experience the intense multiplayer action, ranging from the quick… Read more

Build Yourself up with Bastion’s Brick Challenge in Overwatch on Xbox One
We’re bringing the magic of LEGO into Overwatch with some LEGO-inspired content available to unlock in-game. Play Overwatch on Xbox One and watch livestreams on Twitch to earn new content inspired by LEGO – including the new legendary Brick Bastion skin… Read more

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We Choose Our Favorite Borderlands 3 Characters (That Aren’t FL4K)
Borderlands 3 is here and it’s currently holding the attention of your friendly neighborhood Xbox Wire editorial team. We recently took a glowing look at one of the game’s playable characters, the robotic Beastmaster named FL4K. As you might have noticed if you read… Read more

Metroidvania Mable and The Wood Launches on Xbox One Today
“Once upon a time, it was the end of the world…” Mable and The Wood is a game that began life as a simple combat game about a girl who couldn’t lift her sword. Four and a half years and a successful Kickstarter later, I’m delighted to be bringing the game… Read more

Free Play Days

Free Play Days – Dead by Daylight: Special Edition, Just Cause 4, and TerraTech
Through this weekend, Xbox Live Gold members can play a fantastic variety of titles from horror to action to creation. Survive or kill in adrenaline-filled matches from iconic horror films in Dead by Daylight: Special Edition. Experience explosive action in a large… Read more

Elite Dangerous: September Update — Calling New and Experienced Commanders
Continuing on with our commitment to support new Commanders entering the galaxy of Elite Dangerous this year, we’re really excited to introduce the September Update which is host to a brand new narrated starter experience, putting new pilots in the cockpit… Read more

Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Watch the Ghost Recon Breakpoint Trailer Staring Lil Wayne and Prepare for Open Beta on September 26
With just a few weeks to go until the highly anticipated release of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint on Xbox One, Ubisoft released a new live-action trailer starring Grammy Award–winning artist Lil Wayne and directed by David Leitch (“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” and “Deadpool 2”)… Read more

How the Co-Op Adventure We Were Here Came to Be
A simple question: if you found yourself trapped inside a mysterious castle deep within the wastes of Antarctica, with only a walkie-talkie in hand and a friend on the same frequency in another part of the castle, which friend would you pick? In We Were Here, you can test… Read more

Rock Band Rivals

Rock Band Rivals Season 13 is Here with New Challenges, DLC, and More
Fall is everyone’s favorite season. Until now. Season 13 of Rock Band Rivals is primed to be your new favorite season. It’s got everything: new in-game instrument rewards, weekly DLC with awesome tracks for Halloween, and a birthday celebration! That’s right… Read more

It’s Time to Choose Your Side in Narcos: Rise of the Cartels, Coming to Xbox One Later This Year
With its brilliantly-written characters and gritty re-telling of the Colombian drug wars, “Narcos” has quickly become one of the Netflix’s most successful and celebrated shows. Narcos: Rise of the Cartels re-creates the first season of the award-winning TV series on Xbox One… Read more

Escape Hell with Your Best Bud in Afterparty, Available October 29 with Xbox Game Pass
It always feels weird to put a game out into the world, but this time it’s especially surreal. What started as a dumb joke between my cousin and I while walking through a cemetery has somehow birthed a sprawling fantasy adventure about a pub crawl with demons… Read more

Vehicle-Building Sandbox Racer Trailmakers Available Now on Xbox One
The imagination is a beautiful thing. Watch any kid playing alone and you’ll experience the magic of the imagination first-hand – they can entertain themselves for hours on end with nothing more than a pile of building blocks. We don’t believe people ever really lose their imaginations… Read more

Pre-purchase Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch Today
Following last month’s announcement that we’re bringing Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition to Nintendo Switch on September 27, 2019, we’re excited to share that you can now pre-purchase the full game and download the demo today on the Nintendo eShop… Read more

Frostpunk: Console Edition – Radial-Driven Design of Gameplay and Controls
Hi, Kuba here, lead designer of Frostpunk, a multi-award winning strategy game from 11 bit studios coming to Xbox One on October 11. A one-of-a-kind society survival game where heat means life and every decision comes at a price. I’m proud to say that with its complex… Read more

The Forza Racing Championship Invitational Series Kicks Off on Saturday
We are one day away from the start of the most exciting season of Forza Racing Championship yet. That means it’s time to drop some last-minute details about how the ForzaRC Invitational Series 2019 is going to play out. This season is all about teams – three drivers and a coach… Read more

Family Personalities Serve as Character Classes in Children of Morta
Hi, my name is Aryan Bina, and I’m a Lead Designer at Dead Mage studios, creators of Children of Morta. Our game is an action RPG with a rogue-lite approach to character development, where you don’t play a single character but a whole, extraordinary family of heroes… Read more

The Sojourn

The Sojourn – Available Today on Xbox One
From the very beginning of working on The Sojourn, we wanted to tell a sweeping tale of light and darkness – a story of life itself and understanding the true nature of reality. The Sojourn releases today, and now we can finally tell our story. Challenges and puzzles… Read more

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console: Jump Force, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and More
Watching my favorite cartoons after school as a kid was the best! I couldn’t stop thinking how utterly cool it would be if all my favorite characters were in one spot for a battle royale to see just who the best really was. And I loved inventing my own stories and bringing the heroes… Read more

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Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Gears 5
Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X… Read more

The Jurassic World Evolution: Herbivore Dinosaur Pack out Now on Xbox One
As we’ve continued to expand the Jurassic World Evolution experience with updates and DLC we’ve given you the ability to have diverse parks full of the most authentic dinosaurs ever seen in a video game. Now I’m pleased to introduce the Herbivore Dinosaur Pack… Read more

Gears 5

Gears 5 breaks records as biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game this generation
Thanks to the incredible support from our fans, Gears 5 kicked off the Holiday season strong – attracting over three million players in its opening weekend and setting new records for Xbox Game Pass with the biggest launch week of any Xbox Game Studios title this generation… Read more

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for September 24 to 27
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