Enjoy some Multiplayer Ma(y)dness with Xbox Game Pass!
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Enjoy some Multiplayer Ma(y)dness with Xbox Game Pass!

Since its initial launch in 2001, Xbox Live has set a new benchmark globally for multiplayer gaming. Personally, I spent countless nights staying up until the sunrise battling the Covenant with my friends.

Today, we see millions of Xbox fans jump online every day to participate in their favorite games with friends and family. Xbox is a pioneer of online gaming, and Xbox Game Pass provides easy access to some tremendous multiplayer titles. Revisit a classic or try the latest new adventure. Are you looking for the next multiplayer experience to hook your group of friends? Party up and check out these games for some multiplayer madness!

Sea of Thieves

Aye matey! Since its initial release in 2018, the team at Rare has remained committed to providing updated content for their hardcore Sea of Thieves fans. Over numerous updates, they have refined the game with new features and mechanics. The resulting gameplay experience is fantastic. It’s no surprise that the game has attracted over 10 million unique players. The cherry on top is that the game in its entirety is cross-play! My crew of dastardly fellows consists of 2 PC players and 2 Xbox players, making it one of the most accessible titles for all of your friends to dive into. Players can look forward to Tall Tales (the game’s form of a “Campaign”), which will require teamwork and quick wit to survive. Each Tall Tale brings its unique mechanic to the game and further immerses players. Partner up with some fellow swashbucklers and engage in ship-to-ship battles or track down hidden pirate treasure while you work your way to becoming a Pirate Legend in Sea of Thieves!

Bleeding Edge

A more recent addition to Xbox Game Pass, Bleeding Edge will hook players instantly with its vibrant art style, and exciting cast of characters. Centered around two game modes, players and their teams will have two possible tasks – control the objective or collect power cores for your team and cash them in! Teamwork is essential in Bleeding Edge, so make sure you’ve got a balanced team. Thankfully with all the unique character abilities, you’ll find a few mains to rely on.

Gears 5

Gears 5 campaign and Kait’s enduring journey are an epic adventure that supports playing with up to three friends. On top of that, the multiplayer provides the same classic gameplay that we’ve come to love with the Gears series, only better. Dive into some team-based combat or bunker down with friends in the ever-challenging horde mode. Alternatively, check out Escape. The new game mode introduced in Gears 5 is a fast-paced race to plant a Venom Bomb in Swarm hive and get out before time runs out!

Mortal Kombat X

Whether you’re a button masher or someone who takes pride in learning the combos for each character, Mortal Kombat X is a blast to play. This entry to the series features the same over-the-top gore that fans have come to love since its original inception in 1992. If you’re under 18, just don’t forget to ask your parents if you can play. Mortal Kombat X has over 20 fighters for players to use each with their own unique attacks and Fatalities. Take the fight to your friends with local and online multiplayer and let the smack talk begin. With that in mind, practice your combos, learn those fatalities, and secure a Flawless Victory!

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

The grandfather of Xbox Live – Halo is where the service took off, so what better way to celebrate than to jump in with friends and play a few games of Team Slayer! The Master Chief Collection has everything you could ask for, including every single multiplayer map ever to grace the series. With the recent addition of Halo: Reach to the collection, that’s over 100 maps! Feel like teaming up instead? No problem. Team up with friends and tackle the over 50 campaign missions included in the collection. Experience the games in stunning HD graphics or get a massive nostalgia kick by playing with classic visuals, easily swappable with the press of a button. Play The Master Chief Collection today and experience a piece of gaming history.

Minecraft Dungeons

Releasing on May 26th, Minecraft Dungeons is a brand-new experience that fans of the franchise will love! Inspired by classic dungeon crawlers, Minecraft Dungeons will task players with exploring and securing loot while fending off vicious hordes of Creepers and more. Numerous weapon types and unique item enhancements will help to power up and personalize your character. Better yet, you can do all of this up to three friends! Uncover powerful loot with your crew as you journey on the epic quest to take down the evil Arch-illager.

For more on Xbox Game Pass, check out our previous coverage.

Written by Logan Manfredi

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