Xbox Live Gold No Longer Required for Online Free to Play Games

Free to Play games that use online features no longer require Xbox Live Gold to access and play as previously promised by Microsoft. As of April 21st, you can enjoy the extensive list of over 50 free games, including popular titles such as Fortnite and Apex Legends.

Xbox Live Gold No Longer Required For These Online Multiplayer Free To Play Games Cover

As announced in March, Microsoft has finally removed the necessity for Xbox Live Gold to play certain Free to Play online games. That’s right, for popular titles such as Fortnite, Roblox, Apex Legends and many more, players now no longer require to pay anything extra. Free-to-Play now truly means Free to Play.

Many fans are overjoyed at this news, responding positively to the announcements on Twitter. Some players even stated that they only have a Gold Membership to play games such as SMITE, as seen in the responses to the tweet below.

Microsoft made an announcement earlier this year, stating that the price for a Gold Membership would be doubling in price. People quickly responded negatively to the news, leading them to revoke the decision. This led to the announcement that Free to Play games would no longer require membership whatsoever. Finally, it has been released for all players.


Microsoft also affirmed that it would add future titles that come under these categories to the list. So, if you’re holding onto the membership simply to play these games, you no longer require it to enjoy them. Xbox Games Studios pledged to push the industry forward with games and features that put the player first, and this shows that they are truly going ahead with this initiative.

Will you be taking advantage of the new Free to Play update? Let me know what you think of the update in the comments below.

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