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5 Best Free-to-Play Games on Xbox Series X|S (October 2022)

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The Xbox Series X|S are consoles that have a plethora of games to choose from. Ranging in their scope and scale, there are many games that can be a simple download away. Some of these games can be downloaded for free at no cost to the player. Games that are heavy on value and light on the wallet, these games are certainly worth experiencing. With that being said, here is our list of the 5 best free-to-play games on Xbox Series X|S as of October 2022.

5. Warframe


Warframe is a game that oozes style and creativity. Released onto the Xbox Series X|S on April, 21st 2021 the visual fidelity of this game is absolutely stunning. With a fluid game flow that rivals many paid experiences, and in some ways surpasses them Warframe is a joy to experience. The combat within Warframe is so smooth that countless hours can be poured into simply enjoying the combat alone without getting into other systems within the game.

Serving as one of the best free-to-play games, Warframe is a game that offers players a terrific time. The game places the player in the role of a Tenno, one of a race of warriors from long past. The gameplay loop of Warframe simply gets people addicted to how smooth and responsive it is. Including the ability to weave in melee attacks as well as ranged ones, the player can choose to play however they want. It is this quest for more Frames as they are called, that keeps the players running through many of its procedurally generated levels. Warframe is a testament to what can be accomplished even as a free-to-play title. Warframe is one of the 5 best free-to-play games on Xbox X|S that players can enjoy.

4. Apex Legends


Apex Legends is a worldwide phenomenon. The superbly smooth and stylistic shooter is a testament to the love that developers Respawn Entertainment have poured into it. Altogether, it is safe to say that Apex Legends is a smashing success. Additionally, the game has garnered a supreme amount of attention from the competitive FPS space. The game features a roster of instantly recognizable and memorable characters to run around the battlefield with.

Apex Legends serves to innovate upon the Battle Royale genre. This can be seen in the game modes the game offers as well as its changes to the Battle Royale formula that has made it immensely popular. It can be said that aside from FortniteApex Legends stands supreme in the casual/competitive shooter space. With the game being a hero shooter, however, it is not simply twitchy reflexes and headshots that win fights. It is this emphasis on team synergy and strategy that separates Apex Legends from its competition. A free-to-play title that offers plenty of bang for no bucks, Apex Legends is one of the 5 best free-to-play games on Xbox X|S that players can play today.

3. Destiny 2Best sci-fi games on next-gen


Destiny 2 is developer Bungie's astounding attempt at the MMORPG genre. One of the most popular game series to date Destiny is certainly worthy to be lauded with praise. Whether it is its stylistic presentation or solid gunplay and mechanics, Destiny 2 stands head and shoulders above the rest of the industry in terms of presentation and atmosphere. However, it has not always been this way for this title. Releasing initially as a full-priced game, Destiny 2 struggled to find its footing and balance the drip of content to its player base.

Developers Bungie went back to the drawing board however and sought a solution. Releasing a number of game updates to improve the quality of life as well as the content of the game. Destiny 2  was essentially saved. The decision to go for the free-to-play model following the release of the game, opened the floodgates for more players to enjoy this title. With creative boss encounters and raids, Destiny 2 slowly started gaining more traction again amongst players and gaming fans alike.

Removing the barrier to entry proved to be a masterstroke in revitalizing the game's population. With that being said, Destiny 2 is an experience that should be played by all players. If they are interested in either FPS games or MMORPGs. This makes it one of the 5 best free-to-play games on Xbox Series X|S that players can play as of October 2022.

2. Splitgate


Splitgate is a love letter to fans of older-style FPS games as well as arena shooters. The indie-developed title shows that you do not need an exorbitant budget in order to make an enjoyable title that simply works. Splitgate is one of the best free-to-play games of our time. Featuring a combat system that simply is smooth as smooth can be. The game is a testament to the fact that players still want a competitive arena shooter on the market. With the game only being in beta and playing better than some AAA titles Splitgate is a blast.

Whether it is weaving from one end of the map to the other using their smooth jetpacks, or landing that oh-so-satisfying snipe across the map. This game knows how to make players feel good for the skill they put into the game. The matchmaking and cosmetics of the game are also surprisingly robust for an indie title. Developers 1047 Games certainly understand their player base's wants and needs. Featuring a combat system that is buttery smooth, especially on the Xbox Series X|S Splitegate truly shines. It is for these reasons and more that Splitgate is one of the 5 best free-to-play games that you can play on Xbox Series X|S.

1. Call of Duty: Warzone


Call of Duty: Warzone is an absolute titan of its genre. The game mode was initially released as a free-to-play mode alongside Modern Warfare (2019). the Battle Royale mode was added to the game a year later. Warzone became immediately popular among the ravenous FPS player base. Serving as a separate entity from any of the mainline Call of Duty games you do not need any of these titles to download and play Warzone.

The game initially launched with two game modes. The main mode is Battle Royale and a more experimental mode is called Plunder. Featuring the smooth gameplay that Call of Duty is known for with the added element of loot, and gun rarities Warzone is a smash hit. The game also features cross-platform play making it more accessible than ever. It is for this reason that we believe that Call of Duty: Warzone is one of the 5 best free-to-play titles for the Xbox Series X|S in October of 2022.

So, what do you think of these 5 Best Free-to-Play Games on Xbox Series X|S in October 2022? Do you agree with our top five picks? Are there any games we should know about? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

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