Xbox Game Pass October 2021: All new games and everything leaving

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Xbox Game Pass is about to add a whole host of new titles. Here’s everything coming in October.

Microsoft’s monthly subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, is fast becoming a prerequisite for any Xbox owner – or anyone with a gaming PC. The service adds a series of games to subscribers’ libraries on console, PC, and even mobile with Microsoft Cloud Gaming.

With huge releases like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 still to come, and launching into the service, here’s what’s coming in the near future – specifically in October.  Are we in for a Halloween spooktacular?

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Xbox Game Pass October Additions

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Back 4 Blood will arrive on Game Pass when it launches

September’s offerings are headlined by the day one launch of Back 4 Blood and Age of Empires IV.

Newly announced additions are noted in bold.

  • Phoenix Point (Console) ID@Xbox – October 1
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (Console, PC, Cloud) – October 5
  • The Procession to Calvary (Console, PC, Cloud) – October 7
  • Visage (Console, PC, Cloud) – October 7
  • Back 4 Blood (Console, PC, Cloud) – October 12
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light (PC) – October 12
  • Ring of Pain (Console, PC, Cloud) – October 14
  • The Riftbreaker (Console, PC, Cloud) – October 14
  • The Good Life (Console, PC, Cloud) – October 15
  • Into the Pit (Cloud, Console, PC) – October 19
  • Outriders (Cloud, Console, PC) – October 19
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ (Cloud, Console) – October 21
  • Echo Generation (Cloud, Console, PC) – October 21
  • Everspace (PC) – October 21
  • Age of Empires IV (PC, Cloud) – October 28
  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (Console, PC) – October 28
  • Backbone (Console) – October 28
  • Wingman (Console) – October 28
  • Bassmaster Fishing 2022 (Cloud, Console, PC) – October 28
  • Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition (Cloud, Console, PC) – October 28
  • The Forgotten City (Cloud, Console, PC) – October 29

Expect more games to be added to the lineup, usually through the Xbox Game Pass Twitter account.

Games Leaving Xbox Game Pass In October

Microsoft’s service rotates games in and out of its library, so expect a few games to be removed. You’ll be given at least a few days’ notice, though, so you can either finish up the game before it leaves, or buy it at a discount before it’s gone.

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Leaving October 15:

  • Gonner2 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Heave Ho (PC)
  • Katana Zero (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Scourgebringer (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Tales of Vesperia HD (Console and PC)
  • The Swords of Ditto (PC)

Leaving October 31

  • Carto (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Celeste (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Comanche (PC)
  • Eastshade (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Knights & Bikes (Console and PC)
  • Unruly Heroes (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Xbox Game Pass October Announcement Date

Game Pass titles don’t have a set reveal date, and Microsoft usually teases them at regular intervals. Expect some mention of the lineup in the opening days of October, with more revealed through Twitter posts (and sometimes memes) in the weeks that follow. We’ll be sure to update this page as we hear more.

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