Xbox Game Pass Update – December 1, 2020

News

Xbox Wire has just released details on a HUGE Game Pass update, outlining what changes we can expect to see in the subscription service for early December. This update includes a massive number of games coming to PC, Console, and Android, new perks, quests, and game updates.

Games Coming Soon

  • Control (Android & Console) – December 3
  • Doom Eternal (PC) – December 3
  • Haven (Console & PC) – December 3
  • Rage 2 (Android) – December 3
  • Slime Rancher (Android & Console) – December 3
  • Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action (PC) – December 3.
  • Yes, Your Grace (Android, Console & PC) – December 3
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (Console & PC) – December 4
  • Call of the Sea (Android, Console & PC) – December 8
  • Monster Sanctuary (Android & Console) – December 8
  • Starbound (PC) – December 8
  • Unto The End (Console & PC) – December 9
  • Assetto Corsa (Android & Console) – December 10
  • Gang Beasts (Android & Console) – December 10
  • GreedFall (Android, Console & PC) – December 10
  • Superhot: Mind Control Delete (Android & Console) – December 10
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Android, Console & PC)  – December 10

Touch Control Additions

Starting December 3, play these cloud-enabled games on your Android device with touch controls! (GP Ultimate required)

  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Golf With Your Friends
  • Hyperdot
  • Ikenfell
  • Indivisible
  • ScourgeBringer
  • The Touryst
  • Vambrace Cold Soul

Game Updates/Events

  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Free Anniversary Update
      • This Anniversary update includes a new Battle Royale game mode, and new features, balance changes, bug fixes, and more.
  • Crusader Kings III Free Ruler Designer Update
      • Create your own rulers with Update 1.2
  • Fallout 76 Steel Dawn Update
      • The Brotherhood of Steel is looking to set up shop in Appalachia!
  • Golf With Your Friends: The Deep Free Update
      • Who doesn’t need more crazy courses to golf on?
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator: Free World Update II: USA
      • Four new airports (Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Friday Harbor, and New York Stewart), visual and logical improvements to 48 other airports, plus 50 new pinots of interest.
  • Minecraft Dungeons: Howling Peaks DLC – December 9
      • New areas, enemies, missions, and gear.
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Undaunted Celebration Event
      • Earn rewards for completing dungeons from December 3rd – 15th
  • Totally Reliable Delivery Service Update
      • New events, cosmetics, and vehicle skins

Perks

  • Smite – TMNT Starter Pass & Rewards
      • Get 3,000 Battle Pass Points, instant access to Loki, Mercury, Osiris, Sun Wukong, and their Voice Packs, and a Daily Deal Token.
  • Gears 5 – The New Day Bundle
      • Make sure to claim this Perk before it leaves on December 4! Get character skins for Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods in addition to a weapon skin set and other extras.
  • Discord – 3 Months of Discord Nitro
      • Starting December 2, NEW Nitro members can enjoy 3 months of an enhanced Discord experience normally at $9.99 a month. Take advantage of features like custom and animated emojis anywhere, animated avatars, 2 Server Boosts a month, custom profile badge, and more.

Quests

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – Rebuild the Jedi Order (log-in and play!): 50 points (Starting Dec 8th)
  • The Sims 4 – Have 3 Bladder Fails: 100 points (Starting Dec 15th)
  • Destiny 2 – Go Beyond the Light (log-in and play!): 50 points (Starting Dec 22nd)

Leaving Soon

December 11

    • eFootball PES 2020 (Console)

December 15

    • Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Console & PC)
    • Infinifactory (PC)
    • Metro: Last Light Redux (PC)
    • MudRunner (Console & PC)
    • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (Console)
    • Pathologic 2 (Console & PC)
    • The Turing Test (Console & PC)
    • Ticket to Ride (Console & PC)
    • Untitled Goose Game (Console)

This December update is massive, and if Game Pass continues their trend of adding games in the latter half of the month, will only get better.  Which game are you doing to play first?

Mike (AKA SnekPlayz) has been playing games since the days of the Commodore Vic 20 and enjoys playing most genres from Action Adventure to FPS to Racing. He is a part-time streamer on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/SnekPlayz

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