It seems like the gaming industry is changing over the past couple of years, and many new game releases come as free-to-play games. The days where the only free games available for Xbox were low graphic and small games are gone.
The new business model for game developers focuses on providing highly detailed games that are free-to-play and they generate income from selling in-game cosmetics or Battle Passes.
In today’s article we will focus on the best free Xbox games to play in 2021, so let’s jump down to the list.
This battle royale game is a few years old now, but somehow EA and Respawn managed to keep the buzz from fading by constantly updating the game, changing the map, and adding new legends. Apex Legends is designed and built by the same team responsible for the Titanfall universe. In fact, both games share many similarities from legend abilities to weapons.
This battle royale first shooter game enables you to start as a team of three against 57 other players in the game and the team that is last standing is the winner.
Unlike classic battle royale games like PUBG and Fortnite, Apex Legends involves a character class with different abilities. It is much like a combination of Fortnite and Overwatch.
Call of Duty – Warzone
The latest hit in the Call of Duty collection is a battle royale game that quickly took the world by the storm. This is a very similar game to Apex Legends in terms of match design and primary objective.
However, each match contains an epic battle with up to 150 players that drop down from an airplane and should collect loot, and complete contracts as they progress to the top surviving teams.
One of the things that makes this game interesting is the simple loot and loadout system that is easy to understand by beginners. Additionally, they
added a couple of battle royale twists that enables you to earn money in-game and buy UAV’s, Airstrike or revive your team members.
Destiny 2 – New Light
This is a special version of the game that focuses on content released before Destiny 2 Shadowkeep and it is completely free.
From the start, you enter a mission set in the Cosmodrome from the original Destiny, and you have a selection of every planet from the original game. In fact, the game features the same things as the original game, including PvP Crucible, Gambit, and in-game events.
The game features a lot of content that is free to play, but if you want to unlock later content you need to spend $40.
Even though Rocket League is a game released back in 2015, it seems like the game reached its peak in 2020. This highly intense game is probably one of the most difficult games when it comes to in-game skills. The best
thing is that it enables cross-play with players on PC or other consoles.
Rocket League is a combination of arcade racing and soccer. The developers also added more sports, like basketball, hockey and football. For example, in Rocket League Hoops you can feel you are a basketball headlining TwinSpires Edge NBA basketball rumors.
Each match lasts five minutes and can be played solo, a team of two, or three. Rocket League is completely free and very fun to play a game that will keep you entertained for hours.
If you are interested in Overwatch but don’t want to purchase the game, you can get Paladins which is a very similar game that is free-to-play. It is a first-person shooter game with a team-based objective and the graphic design is vibrant and full of color.
Paladins also have a nice class distribution system where the damage class is designed to hurt the enemies, while support can be used for both offensive and defensive strategies, and the flank class to gain a bit of distance from your enemies.
The game features more than 30 characters and a card-based system that allows you to adjust their load-outs. Each match has a different objective from taking zones and escorting payloads, which means all characters need to work together. "