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Top Xbox Game Pass titles for November

Published: 11/Nov/2020 0:17

by Bill Cooney

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Microsoft is always adding to the library of titles available on the Xbox Game Pass, and here are a few of the best you should check out this month.

Subscription services like the Game Pass only seem to be getting more and more popular, and it makes sense since they offer hundreds, if not thousands, of titles. Now, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members also have access to the full EA Play library as well.

There were over 100 new games added in November 2020 alone for Ultimate subscribers, as well as a couple of new titles for regular Game Pass members as well.

The full list of games is available here, and we’ve also picked out some of the best games from these new arrivals, in case you’re looking for something new to play:

Titanfall 2 – EA Play library

 

Titanfall 2
Respawn Entertainment
If you like Apex, you’ll love Titanfall 2, just trust us.

If you’ve played Respawn’s battle royale Apex Legends, congratulations, you pretty much already know how to play the Titanfall games as well. Both titles are now available as part of the EA Play library for Ultimate members.

Titanfall 2 makes our list this month because it’s generally considered to be the better of the two by fans, but both are definitely worth taking for a spin. Multiplayer might be hit or miss, so your best bet is playing both games highly-recommended story modes, which Apex doesn’t have.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – EA Play library

Jedi Fallen order
EA
Jedi Fallen Order first came out in November 2019.

Some good news for all the Star Wars fans out there, one of the biggest games based on the franchise in recent years is free for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members.

Similar to other third-person adventure games like Batman: Arkham City, Fallen Order lets you slice and dice your way through legions of Stormtroopers, bounty hunters, and wanna-be Sith as you fight against the ascendant Empire.

Planet Coaster: Console Edition

Planet Coaster Console Edition
Planet Coaster
Build your own world-class amusement park in Planet Coaster.

Were you one of those kids who grew up designing amusement parks and torturing guests in Roller Coaster Tycoon? You’re in luck because this generation’s staple in the theme park building genre — Planet Coaster — is now available in the Game Pass library.

The best part is that an Ultimate membership isn’t required to play, so you can start designing the ride of your dreams without paying any extra.

Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics
Xbox Games Studio
Despite what you may have heard, Gears Tactics isn’t an XCOM clone.

Another newly added freebie is Gears Tactics, a turn-based strategy game set in the same universe as the rest of the popular franchise. Despite how it looks, it’s not very similar to XCOM, but it will still be entertaining for fans of the genre.

Deep character and skill customization are just some of the features available. It might not be a first-person shooter, but it’s just as addicting as the rest of the Gears series.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends players want “throwback weekends” with old versions of maps

Published: 5/Dec/2020 22:33

by Julian Young

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After getting to experience a previous version of World’s Edge in the Winter Express LTM, Apex Legends players want Respawn to introduce “throwback” releases of the game’s maps for them to enjoy.

With Apex Legends’ Holo-Day Bash event in full swing, players have gotten a chance to experience the fan-favorite Winter Express limited-time mode once again, which is set on an older version of World’s Edge.

That version of the map is no longer available in the rotation, of course, but after getting another taste of it in the LTM, the Apex community is asking the developers for more.

“Respawn should give us ‘Throwback Weekends,’ a weekend where a previous iteration of a map is in rotation all weekend long,” Reddit user u/NizzyDeniro suggested.”

Respawn should give us "Throwback Weekends". A Weekend where a Previous Iteration of a Map is in rotation all Weekend long. from apexlegends

Basically, the fan is asking the devs to create a new rotation available on weekends, called “Throwback Weekends,” each one featuring a version of Kings Canyon or World Edge from previous seasons.

Since its launch in February of 2019, both maps have undergone various flurries of changes over the past two years, with numerous popular landing spots and points of interest being revamped, or in some cases, completely removed.

The original Capital City on World’s Edge and Skull Town on Kings Canyon are just examples of iconic locations that players want to enjoy again but can’t because they’re not in the maps’ current iterations. Some players even suggested bringing back content from the original Apex Legends release, with one user saying “Can I get a season 0 Kings Canyon please.”

Apex Legends Kings Canyon Skull Town
Respawn Entertainment
Players want Respawn to bring back old versions of the game’s maps, like Season 0 King’s Canyon.

The post has been well-received, amassing almost 20,000 upvotes as well as hundreds of replies expressing support of the idea. While some expressed doubts on whether this is feasible due to issues of file size and other considerations, the community seems to be overwhelmingly on-board with the suggestion.

One user pointed out that bringing back old maps could help the player base, saying “I think it will bring lots of people online too. Can you imagine Season 3 Cap City now with the new legends?”

The idea could also benefit newer players: “I just started playing the middle of last season. I would love to go back and get to play some of the old maps,” a user said in reply to the concept.

Unfortunately, no one from Respawn has commented or replied to this request yet, despite its growing popularity, so there’s no indication this is in the devs’ plans for now.