First batch of Xbox Game Pass console titles for October announced

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With Fall here and October kicking off, Microsoft announced several new titles for the Xbox Game Pass Console today that will be dropping over the next several weeks.  Microsoft has really upped the value factor with the Game Pass Ultimate that caters to both Console and PC players, so getting great games as part of the available titles for the subscription service for both platforms is exceptional.

To start the month, here is the list of the console title, release date and GN review (if applicable):

October 3

October 10

October 17

  • Fallout: New Vegas – Backward Compatibility Title (GN Xbox 360 Review)
  • Felix the Reaper – Day One Premiere
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta – Backward Compatibility Title (GN Xbox Review)

In addition, Microsoft announced a slew of Game Pass Member Benefits in October to take advantage of as well s some title updates:

  • With the Xbox Studios Sale starting today through October 7, you can get up to 50% off specific games
    • Full list here
    • Save up to 40% off on Devil May Cry 5
    • Save up to 50% off on Sea of Thieves, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, Quantum Break, and Sunset Overdrive
  • Check out the Xbox Game Pass Quest page to see all quests and earn points all within Xbox Game Pass.
    • Some great ones include
      • Jump Force –100 pointsEarn any two achievements within this game
      • Dead Cells – 100 pointsEarn any two achievements within this game
      • Shocktober Collection – Up to 50 pointsUnlock any achievement within the Shocktober collection (see complete list of eligible titles from your Xbox One console)
      • ID@Xbox Quests – 150 pointsEarn three achievements in any ID@Xbox game

Game Updates

  • State of Decay 2 – Get new outfit customization with Update 11, launching October 1 free for all players, with outfit customization. Available with Xbox Game Pass, try on 30 new hats, 51 new outfits including full military gear, helmets, one-of-a-kind shirts, vests, hoodies, and more in State of Decay 2. Not sure that bad holiday sweaters help you escape zombies, but that’s not going to stop us from trying.

As always, for additional details check the info after the jump.

It’s a rainy day here at the Microsoft offices and that tells me one thing: it’s time to swap my summer shirts for winter coats and prepare for the eventual blanket of leaves. It’s also time for lattes that my pumpkin spice-loving co-worker insists are simply the best. But for me, I’m more excited about the new games we have coming to Xbox Game Pass, which warm my heart more than any warm beverage could.

Speaking of excitement, one of our most-anticipated titles The Outer Worlds is coming to Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC on October 25. So mark your calendars!

Now, let’s look at all the new games coming to Xbox Game Pass for Console:

October 3

Dishonored 2 – Xbox One X Enhanced

Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2, the follow-up to Arkane Studio’s award-winning, first-person action blockbuster, Dishonored. Play the game your way in a world where mysticism and industry collide. Combine your character’s unique set of powers, weapons, and gadgets leaving the choice in your hands on how to eliminate your enemies and survive in this game’s dangerous world.

October 10

World War Z – Xbox One X Enhanced

A heart-pounding, co-op third-person shooter for up to four players featuring swarms of zombies as you fight for survival amid an undead apocalypse. As the end looms, a hardened few bands together to defeat the horde and outlive the undead. You can also fight other players for survival across several intense player vs player vs zombies modes to complement the co-op campaign.

Yooka Laylee

From open-world platformer veterans Playtonic, explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet (and beat) an unforgettable cast of characters, and horde a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose) embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all the world’s books… and convert them into pure profit.

October 17

Fallout: New Vegas – Backward Compatibility Title

Welcome to New Vegas. It’s the kind of town where you dig your own grave prior to being shot in the head and left for dead…and that’s before things really get ugly. It’s a town of dreamers and desperados being torn apart by warring factions vying for complete control of this desert oasis. It’s a place where the right kind of person with the right kind of weaponry can really make a name for themselves… and make more than an enemy or two along the way.

Felix the Reaper – Day One Premiere

From Daedalic comes the quirky Felix the Reaper, a 3D shadow manipulation puzzle adventure game of dance, dying people, and dangerous love. Felix dances his way through this game with ease and moves that make you consider joining in. But don’t let his moves fool you; he’s still a killer.

Panzer Dragoon Orta – Backward Compatibility Title

As the young girl Orta, ride upon the back of a fearsome dragon as you fight to save the world from destruction. Fly over spectacularly hostile terrain, engage in high speed aerial combat, and attack imperial strongholds with multiple weapons and various dragon forms in this classic Xbox title.

Xbox Game Pass Member Benefits

I know you’re here because you want a rad library of games to play, but it’d be a huge miss if you sleep on some of the other cool perks of your Xbox Game Pass membership:

  • With the Xbox Studios Sale starting today through October 7, you can get up to 50% off specific games; you can get the full list here, but these are some of my favorites:
    • Save up to 40% off on Devil May Cry 5
    • Save up to 50% off on Sea of Thieves, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, Quantum Break, and Sunset Overdrive
  • Check out the Xbox Game Pass Quest page to see all quests and earn points all within Xbox Game Pass. Some great ones include;
    • Jump Force –100 points
      • Earn any two achievements within this game
    • Dead Cells – 100 points
      • Earn any two achievements within this game
    • Shocktober Collection – Up to 50 points
      • Unlock any achievement within the Shocktober collection (see complete list of eligible titles from your Xbox One console)
    • ID@Xbox Quests – 150 points
      • Earn three achievements in any ID@Xbox game

Check your console for details and ideas on how to spend your Microsoft Rewards points (might I suggest Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, so you can help pay for your games by playing them?).

Game Updates

  • State of Decay 2 – Get new outfit customization with Update 11, launching October 1 free for all players, with outfit customization. Available with Xbox Game Pass, try on30 new hats, 51 new outfits including full military gear, helmets, one-of-a-kind shirts, vests, hoodies, and more in State of Decay 2. Not sure that bad holiday sweaters help you escape zombies, but that’s not going to stop us from trying.

With these new games coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC, we have a good, game-packed autumn ahead of us. If you want to keep up with all the games we have coming, plus maybe a meme or two, be sure to give us a follow on Twitter, and download the Xbox Game Pass app so you can install games to your console on the fly. Or if you’re more of a meme aficionado, give us a follow on Instagram for some breathtaking content. We’ll be live on Mixer.com/Xbox every Thursday from 1 – 2 PM PT, meet us online and join us for our weekly Game Pass Plays broadcast to check out these new launches.

We know you’ll have more fun playing these games with friends, so don’t forget to tell everyone that they can get their first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just a buck!