/This Week on Xbox: February 8, 2019

This Week on Xbox: February 8, 2019

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Play Apex Legends, a Free-to-Play Battle Royale from the Makers of Titanfall 2
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game where legendary competitors fight for glory, fame, and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. To win in the Apex games you’ll need to stay sharp, use your wits, and keep your friends close. But victory also favors the prepared, and a few helpful tips in your pocket can be the difference between defeat and… Read more

Safer Internet Day 2019: Our Continued Commitment to Safe, Welcoming and Inclusive Xbox Gaming
In honor of Safer Internet Day 2019, I’ll be joining students and leaders from Google and Facebook on today’s Youth & Tech Industry Issues in Perspective panel starting at 1:30 p.m. PST. Together, we will share our thoughts on the tough questions around technology, online engagement and living in a connected world. At Xbox, positive online experiences… Read more


Wargroove Tips and Tricks
Everyone at Chucklefish is blown away by the response to Wargroove. It’s been truly fantastic! That said, we know the game can get pretty tough, so we’re here to offer you some tips. We hope they help you on your way to becoming a groovy Commander! Knowledge is Power Each unit in Wargroove is unique, with unique stats, abilities, and critical hit conditions… Read more

The Official Monster AMA Supercross Championship Game is Back
Monster Energy Supercross The Official Videogame 2 will give you the chance to live like a pro rider, managing all the aspects of the life inside and outside the track! And as an Xbox One X Enhanced title we support an improved shadow quality, an overall post process effects quality that has been enhanced, and we improved FX quality… Read more

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Community Achievement Unlocked: Aneska Joins the Spacelords
Ever since Spacelords launched as a free to play adventure in shooter form, the MercurySteam development team understood that the game’s unique proposition would attract a particular kind of player — one who wanted to experiment something beyond the more traditional formulas found in the genre. We have always maintained… Read more

Pumped BMX Pro Available Today on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass
Hello, Xbox Wire readers! We’re proud to announce that Pumped BMX Pro available now on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass. Pumped BMX Pro is a trick-based BMX game which has you riding and grinding your way through 60 levels of ever increasing difficulty, each with its own challenges and feats to complete… Read more

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Free Play Days: The Sims 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Fishing Sim World
Having trouble deciding what to play this weekend? Here’s this weekend’s Free Play Days event to help make it simple for you! Xbox Live Gold members can play The Sims 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Fishing Sim World for free as part of the Free Play Days event. Express your creativity with your Sims… Read more

39 Days to Mars Available Now on Xbox One
Pack your tea-cosy, oil your Penny-Farthing, and hold on to your Top Hat, because: 39 Days to Mars is out now on Xbox One! It’s been a long journey to get to this point, and after five years of development, hundreds of hours of play-testing, and thousands of hand-drawn sketches, it’s unbelievably exciting to see 39 Days to Mars launch on Xbox One… Read more

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A Plague Tale: Innocence Takes You Behind the Scenes in an Emotional New Webseries
A Plague Tale: Innocence, the new title from Asobo Studio, will release May 14 on Xbox One. You take the role of Amicia, a young girl in medieval France, navigating an infected and war-torn world while trying to protect her younger brother Hugo. Swarms of rats lurk in the dark while the mysterious Inquisition pursues them constantly… Read more

Play For Honor’s Wu Lin Faction for Free During the Weeklong Hero Trial
For Honor players who’ve held off on unlocking the four Heroes of the Wu Lin faction can see what they’ve been missing starting today on Xbox One, when a new Hero Trial will make them temporarily available for use on the battlefield. Xbox Live Gold members who already own For Honor on Xbox One will be able to play as the Tiandi… Read more

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Salt and Sanctuary and the Salt That Nearly Was
At long last, Salt and Sanctuary is coming to Xbox One! Our 2D souls-like of deadly monsters, labyrinthine dungeons, and shattered heroes may be our studio’s fourth big game, but it’s our first title to grace Xbox One. Over a decade ago, when the studio was just me, I was lucky enough to get my big break when I was awarded… Read more

The Full List of Crackdown 3 Achievements Revealed
The boom is nearly upon us, as Crackdown 3 will be releasing on Xbox One on February 15. We’ve taken good looks at everything from the single-player campaign to the over-the-top multiplayer of Wrecking Zone, but there’s one thing we haven’t revealed yet: the game’s achievements. On today’s episode of Inside Xbox… Read more

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Enjoy Great Discounts During the ID@Xbox Sports Spectacular Sale
In case you didn’t get enough excitement from this year’s big game, the ID@Xbox team has you covered. We have pulled together some of our favorite indie sports games and put them on sale! From now through February 11 you can save up to 60% on over 40 action packed sports games in the Indie Sports Spectacular sale… Read more

Crackdown 3 Wrecking Zone Technical Test Coming on February 7 for Xbox Insiders
We’re just a little over a week away from the launch of Crackdown 3, and we couldn’t be more excited for fans to dive back in to the over-the-top world of Crackdown that is coming to Xbox Game Pass on February 15. As the team moves full steam toward launch, we will be conducting a technical test of Wrecking Zone… Read more

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Inside Xbox February Episode News Recap
Today, on our February episode of Inside Xbox, we gave fans a closer look at the highly anticipated Xbox One exclusive Crackdown 3, talked to the creative talent behind Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, revealed new titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and de blob, unveiled a hot new Xbox One controller… Read more

Friends Play Free In Sea of Thieves February 6-13
Show your crew the ropes and set sail for adventure! Filled with thrills, spills and the best kind of shenanigans, few things in life are more enjoyable than crewing up with friends in Sea of Thieves. If you’ve never had the pleasure, then this is for you – over the coming week we’re letting every Sea of Thieves player invite three friends to join the fun… Read more

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Xbox Game Pass: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Crackdown 3, Pumped BMX Pro, and More in February
Hi, Xbox Game Pass friends! It’s time for another drop of games coming your way. In case you hadn’t already cried when you realized that your backlog of video games has grown that much larger, my apologies. And if you’re going to cry on the controller, make it player 2’s controller please. We’re taking you deep this time around… Read more

Kick Your Style up a Notch with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport Red Special Edition
Bring your ABXY game with the new Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport Red Special Edition. Whether you’re gearing up for a new Xbox Game Pass Quest or bringing some extra flair to your next Mixer stream, this vibrant, bold controller will make a statement. Inspired by the world of active wear and sports lifestyle, the Xbox Wireless Controller… Read more

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Become A Hero At Halo: Outpost Discovery
One of our favorite things about the Halo franchise are the many ways to experience its rich setting – from the games themselves to the dozens of novels, live-action and animated films, comics and more, that have been created and crafted over almost two decades. Today, we’re excited to give fans a brand-new way to experience and immerse themselves… Read more

Introducing Xbox Game Studios
At Xbox, we believe when everyone plays, we all win. It’s why we’re passionate about building a portfolio of games for players across console, PC and mobile. As we’ve expanded our focus beyond the console, the Xbox brand has also evolved from its original roots. Today, Xbox is our gaming brand across all devices, no matter how or where you want to play… Read more

Unleash Your Power with the Xbox One S Anthem Bundle
After being revealed at this weekend’s basketball game that featured two of the court’s biggest franchises and stars, Xbox partnered with publisher Electronic Arts to show off the Xbox One S Anthem Bundle. In Anthem, you will be able to assemble your high-tech, hand-crafted Javelin exosuit to explore vast ruins, battle deadly enemies and claim otherworldly artifacts… Read more

OpTic Gaming Makes Dramatic Run to Take Home Another Title
With a massive player pool, thousands of rabid cheering fans and some of the best Gears Esports gameplay ever, the Gears Pro Circuit Mexico City Open went down as a highlight for both players and fans alike. OpTic Gaming proved their championship mettle with a dramatic run that ended with taking down Denial Esports in a dominating fashion to claim the $200,000 prize pool… Read more