Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Vigor for free on Xbox One during Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days! Experience an excellent opportunity to face the harsh-yet-beautiful backdrop of post-war Norway. The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, August 8 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Sunday, August 11 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
With the recent release of the massive 0.9 Update: Aid, there has never been a better time to jump into Vigor and start building your Shelter amid a fallen society. The latest update improved the overall shooting experience and movement and brought additions like weapons skins, story challenges, daily challenges, achievements, gestures, Outlander’s Store, customizations, spectator mode, and new lobby.
Last but not least, you can become a savior by donating food to the not-so-lucky via the Charity Box where you can work up your Outlander savior rank in the leaderboard. For a detailed breakdown, check out the recent Update 0.9 blog here on Xbox Wire.
If you enjoy the Free Weekend, you can opt to continue playing by purchasing the Founder’s Pack. This grants you immediate access to Vigor and exclusive items only available during the Xbox Game Preview. Remember it’s one of the last chances for these rewards as Vigor will become free-to-play this Summer.
Anyone wanting to try this shoot ‘n’ loot before its Summer release can download Vigor today by clicking on the Gold Member area on the home dashboard or directly from the Microsoft Store.
Will you be able to endure the unforgiving lands of post-war Norway? There’s only one way to find out! See you in post-war Norway, Outlanders!
During this weekend’s Free Play Days event, you can ball out in arcade style street ball, go off-roading in bikes and ATVs, and scavenge your way across a post-war Norway. There’s no shortage of fun and action that Xbox Live Gold members can immerse themselves in with NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, MX vs ATV All Out, and Vigor. The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, March 21 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. PT. You can find and install the games here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One.
The games are also available for purchase so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game during the event.
- NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 ($29.99 SRP) at 50% off (Gold discount through 3/25): $15.00
- MX vs ATV All Out ($49.99 SRP) at 67% off (Gold discount through 4/1): $16.50
- Vigor (in Xbox Game Preview) ($19.99 SRP)
Arcade-style basketball is back with NBA 2K Playgrounds 2! Take street ballin’ to the next level featuring a huge roster of current players and NBA legends. NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 hosts a variety of new features including three-point contests, tons of new players with more continuously added and new playgrounds including the most recent Safe Schools for Alex court! Pick your players, get ready to jam, and Ball Without Limits!
From the biggest name in off-road racing, Rainbow Studios, comes the biggest off-road racing game: MX vs ATV All Out! Players will start on their own rider compound, just like the pros, and train to compete with the biggest pros in motocross. MX vs ATV All Out features bikes, ATV’s and UTV’s for the most complete off-road racing experience. Game modes include Supercross, Nationals, Opencross, Waypoint, Tag racing and more. Split-screen and 16-player online multiplayer options plus the opportunity to upgrade and tune your look from your vehicle to your gear!
Vigor (in Xbox Game Preview)
In Vigor, explore the beautiful landscapes of post-war Norway, scavenge for loot amongst other Outlanders in tense map-based encounters and start rebuilding your safe haven amidst a fallen civilization.
Don’t miss out on this Free Play Day weekend! Learn more about Free Play Days here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire to find out about future Free Play Days and all the latest news on Xbox.
Following an info-rich X018 event with a ton of announcements, we’re releasing some new Xbox One features that start rolling out today. The November 2018 Xbox Update adds new ways to play some of your favorite games with mouse and keyboard support, more console interaction with Xbox Skill updates, listen to your favorite songs with the new Amazon Music app, and the ability to find your games faster than ever via improved Search. Here’s a rundown of what’s new:
Mouse and Keyboard Support for Xbox One
As revealed by Phil Spencer on the September episode of Inside Xbox, the November update brings mouse and keyboard support to Xbox One! With support for mouse and keyboard, developers can now choose to add mouse and keyboard support for their games on Xbox One. This enables both developers and players with more choice on how they want to play.
Announced at X018, Fortnite will be one of the first titles to support mouse and keyboard input, matchmaking players using the same input together with one another to ensure a fair and fun experience for everyone. Fortnite’s support for keyboard and mouse launches alongside previously announced Warframe via today’s update, with Bomber Crew, Deep Rock Galactic, Strange Brigade, Vermintide 2, War Thunder and X-Morph Defense adding support in November, and Children of Morta, DayZ, Minion Master, Moonlighter, Vigor, Warface, and Wargroove adding support in the future.
Additionally, we’re partnering with Razer to offer gamers a premiere mouse and keyboard experience through an all new Razer-created ‘Designed for Xbox’ mouse and keyboard. Built from the ground up for gaming on Xbox One and Windows 10, it will come equipped with a dedicated Xbox key, and support for the new Xbox Dynamic Lighting capability – enabling immersive game-controlled lighting effects.
Try out mouse and keyboard in some of your favorite games today and be sure to tune into CES in January to learn more about the ‘Designed for Xbox’ mouse and keyboard coming from Razer.
Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa Updates
Launched in the U.S. last month, the Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa allows gamers to get more done using just their voice. This feature will continue to grow and improve over time, based on fan feedback. Coming this week, we have the first set of updates:
*Alexa Beta for the U.K. (EN-GB): The Xbox Skill for Alexa is now in Beta for all Xbox gamers in the U.K. with the addition of U.K. English voice recognition. To get started with Alexa, just say, “Alexa, open Xbox.”
*Cortana improvements: In the U.S, the Xbox Skill for Cortana becomes easier to use. Cortana will automatically discover and pair your Xbox, so there’s no need to login. Just say “Hey Cortana, pair my Xbox” to any Cortana device (mobile phone or Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker). Try your favorite commands, like “Hey Cortana, start Netflix” or “Hey Cortana, pause my Xbox.” Get started with the latest Cortana on Android or Cortana on iOS app this week.
*New Commands added: In response to fan feedback, we’re adding a few new commands to both the Cortana and Alexa skill. Now, you have the ability to fully close a game or app via “Quit [game or app name]” or use your assistant as a controller with our new navigation mode. This lets you use your voice to hit the “A” button or navigate around your console (e.g. up, down, left, right, A button, B button). Just say “Start navigation mode” or “Press [button name]” to try it out!
Amazon Music app comes to Xbox One
Amazon Music is launching a brand-new app for Xbox One in the U.S. on Nov. 14th, with availability in more countries coming soon. The Amazon Music app for Xbox enables Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers to stream more than 50 million songs and thousands of playlists and stations through their Xbox One family of devices. Prime members can also use the app to stream more than two million songs and hundreds of playlists and stations at no additional cost to their membership with Prime Music. Download the new Amazon Music app from the Store today!
We’re expanding search to include results from Xbox Assist and games you have “Ready to Install” or currently own as part of your memberships, including Xbox Game Pass, EA Access, and more! This makes it easier than ever to find the game you are looking for and start playing.
These updates are available because of the Xbox Insiders who have helped shape these features, so big thanks to all of you for your valuable input. If you’d like to help create the future of Xbox and get access to early features, download the Xbox Insider Hub app on your Xbox One or Windows 10 PC today. You can also visit the Xbox Insider Blog here for the latest release notes and to learn more. Enjoy the November 2018 Xbox Update and happy gaming!