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All 5 Xbox Game Pass Games Added For October 2020 (And 5 That Are Leaving!)

Learn which games are being added to and leaving Xbox Game Pass in October 2020.


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5 new games are being added to the Xbox Game Pass gaming service in October 2020.

Brutal Legend, Doom Eternal, Forza Motorsport 7, Ikenfell, and Drake Hollow will all be added to the Xbox Game Pass library starting October 1st through 8th.

Not all of these 5 games will be available on PC, console, or to stream to Android devices. And some games are actually leaving Xbox Game Pass in October 2020.

Read on for the details of where you can play each game and what games we’ll be saying goodbye to.

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What is Xbox Game Pass?

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Xbox Ecosystem | Image: Microsoft

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Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription service from Microsoft that allows subscribers to play an ever growing library of games.

Xbox Studios games are added the day of release while titles are added regularly.

But just like Netflix, some titles also leave from time to time.

What games are leaving Xbox Game Pass in October 2020?

The following games will be leaving Xbox Game Pass on October 15th, 2020:

  • Felix the Reaper (Console and PC)
  • Metro 2033 Redux (Console and PC)
  • Minit (Console and PC)
  • Saints Row IV Re-Elected (PC)
  • State of Mind (PC)

You can also purchase any title on Game Pass at a discount to continue playing after a game leaves the library.

Keep that in mind.

What games are being added to Xbox Game Pass in October 2020? And which device can I play them?

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As mentioned earlier, 5 games are being added to the Xbox Game Pass Library in October 2020.

  • 4 can be played on Console
  • 3 can be played on PC
  • 2 can be streamed to Android devices

The 5 new October 2020 Game Pass games are

  1. Brutal Legend (Console) (Oct 1st)
  2. Doom Eternal (Android and Console) (Oct 1st)
  3. Forza Motorsport 7 (Android, Console, and PC) (Oct 8th)
  4. Ikenfell (Console and PC) (Oct 8th)
  5. Drake Hollow (PC) (Oct 8th)

Each game must be downloaded to play on Xbox Consoles (Xbox One consoles/Xbox Series) or PC.

Games on Android devices use Xbox’s game streaming technology to play.

If you want to know what games are available to play on Xbox Game Pass for PC, check out this detailed handy guide that lists all 200 plus games and each title’s size.

It is a must-read if you need to know each game’s storage size and if your favorite game is available.

More Xbox Game Pass Info Straight From Xbox

The preceding information comes from Xbox’s official blog. Check out the full post below:

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Oct 2020 Xbox Game Pass | Image: Microsoft

We’ve got the news you want to hear – including exactly when you can enjoy EA Play as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC. Starting November 10, EA Play will be available on console as part of your Game Pass Ultimate membership, and coming in December, Ultimate and PC members will be able to download and play games from the EA Play library on Windows 10 as part of your membership on PC.

This is your friendly reminder to make some space on your gaming backlog list, because we have a whole new collection of games coming your way. Let me repeat: This means Ultimate members can enjoy EA Play on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S (starting November 10), and Windows 10 PCs, and Xbox Game Pass for PC members get EA Play on Windows 10 (coming in December). And some of the best EA Play games will be available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play on Android devices via the cloud.

And we’re not done yet. We have even more games coming soon. Let’s jump in!

Coming Soon

Doom Eternal (Android & Console) – October 1
One of the best shooters of 2020 is coming to Xbox Game Pass. Hell’s armies have invaded Earth and now you must become the Slayer in an epic single-player campaign to conquer demons across dimensions and stop the final destruction of humanity. Experience the ultimate combination of speed and power in Doom Eternal – the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat. The only thing they fear… is you.

Drake Hollow (PC) ID@Xbox – October 1
Drake Hollow is a cooperative action village-building game set in The Hollow – a blighted mirror of our world – in which players build and defend villages of Drakes, the lovable, local vegetable folk. Whether solo or with friends, players follow the guidance of a mysterious crow to explore a dynamically generated world of islands trapped in poisonous aether and help the Drakes restore their camp.

Brütal Legend (Console) – October 8
Double Fine Productions cult classic action-comedy Brütal Legend is coming to Xbox Game Pass. Follow the unlikely adventure of Eddie Riggs, a humble roadie (voiced by Jack Black!) drawn into an alternate world of gnarly demons, fire-breathing beasts, and heavy metal music. Brütal Legend mixes hack and slash mayhem with huge strategy battles as Eddie and a band of stalwart heroes fight to free the world from a demonic overlord. Featuring a vibrant voice cast and cameo appearances from some of the world’s biggest rock musicians, Brütal Legend is a celebration of all things heavy and metal.

Forza Motorsport 7 (Android, Console & PC) – October 8
Experience the thrill of motorsport at the limit with the most comprehensive, beautiful, and authentic racing game ever made. Forza Motorsport 7 is where racers, drifters, drag racers, tuners, and creators come together in a community devoted to everything automotive. Drive the cars of your dreams, with more than 700 amazing vehicles to choose from including the largest collection of Ferraris, Porsches, and Lamborghinis ever. Challenge yourself across 30 famous destinations and 200 ribbons, where race conditions change every time you return to the track. Experience it all in gorgeous 60fps and native 4K resolution in HDR!

Ikenfell (Console & PC) ID@Xbox – October 8
A turn based-tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use time-based combat mechanics to power your spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, find tons of hidden treasure, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found.

In Case You Missed It:

Kathy Rain (PC) ID@Xbox
Set in the 90’s, Kathy Rain tells the story of a strong-willed journalism major who has to come to terms with her own troubled past as she investigates the mysterious death of her recently deceased grandfather.

Xbox Community Game Club
The Xbox Ambassadors have kicked off the Xbox Community Game Club, designed to play games as a community, share awesome in-game moments and discuss experiences you have in them. Think of it as a book club, powered by Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC. You don’t have to be an Ambassador to participate, just know you’ll already have some friends there excited about the months selected games to play there already! The October selection of games have been announced, so start your download queues!

DLC / Game Updates

Gears Tactics (Console) Pre-Install now!
A fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from one of the most-acclaimed video game franchises – Gears of War. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, recruit and command your squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters. Xbox Game Pass members can pre-install now to squad up on day one – November 10!

Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC) – World Update I: Japan Available Now
World Update I: Japan features an upgraded digital elevation map across the entire country, high-resolution 3D photogrammetry for six prominent Japanese cities, and six handcrafted local airports. The free update will also include a trio of exciting new Landing Challenges set at Japanese airports.

No Man’s Sky: Origins Update (Console & PC)
Update 3.0, Origins, dramatically expands the universe of No Man’s Sky. Explore a stranger, richer and more varied universe, with deeper planetary diversity, dramatic new terrain, a host of new creatures, new weather conditions, colossal buildings, and much more.

The Elder Scrolls Online: The Lost Treasures of Skyrim Event
Uncover relics and unlock bonus collectibles (including an incredible new house) for all The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor players during the Lost Treasures of Skyrim event!

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks

More Perks coming your way!  Read below for more details, and don’t forget to claim them by going to your Perks gallery via your Xbox One console, Xbox App on Windows 10 PC, or the Xbox Game Pass mobile app on iOS and Android.

Black Desert (Launched September 17; Not available in India, China)
The awakened Hashashin has joined the battlefield on Black Desert. Gear up with the Special Gift Bundle and embark on an adventure you have been truly longing for!

Funimation (Launched September 25; Available in US/CA/UK/IR)
Try Premium Plus for 2 months free, and you’ll get access to all of My Hero Academia, Black Clover, and tons more anime you’ve been missing. Ad-free, subs & dubs, Download to Go, and so much more!

Vigor (Launches September 30; Not available in Japan, South Korea)
Get into Vigor with the Armed Outlander Bundle.  You should be ready to kickstart your post-war adventures with the provided munitions, and you can be certain that you’ll stand out between the so-called Raincoats with an exclusive outfit. In addition, there’s a hefty sum of Crowns to buy more cosmetics, affect the Encounters for everyone with the unique social boosters, or even buy a Battle Pass.

Phantasy Star Online 2 (Launches September 30; Not available in Japan, South Korea, Belgium, and Netherlands)
To commemorate the Episode 5 update for Phantasy Star Online 2, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can enjoy this Episode 5 Update Bonusconsisting of special items

Xbox Game Pass Quests

Complete dozens of September Quests before they disappear on October 4! Redeem points for more months of Xbox Game Pass memberships, Xbox gift cards and giveaway entries.

Here are a few for all Xbox Game Pass members:

  • Battletoads – Earn any 2 achievements for 75 points
  • Carrion – Earn any 2 achievements for 75 points

Check back for daily, weekly and monthly Quests on your console or Game Pass mobile app.   

Leaving Soon

You know the drill with our library, we love to play them while they are here and this is your warning to finish up your game fast before they go! If you want to keep the fun going after they leave our library, remember you can buy the game and use your Xbox Game Pass membership discount to save up to 20%!

Leaving October 15 

  • Felix the Reaper (Console & PC)
  • Metro 2033 Redux (Console & PC)
  • Minit (Console & PC)
  • Saints Row IV Re-Elected (PC)
  • State of Mind (PC)

It’s a year of new consoles, new games, and new ways to play games – we know it’s a lot to keep on top of. We’ll keep you updated with all the Xbox Game Pass PC news on Twitter, and Ultimate and console news on Twitter and Instagram. For now, play some games, have some fun, and we’ll be back with more games soon!

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