Get locked and loaded with these multiplayer shooters for Xbox One!

From the inception of Xbox Live, guns and action have always been at the forefront of its lineup. Kickstarted with the release of Halo 2 and followed by over a decade of online multiplayer – shooters are among the biggest genres available on the console today. Now, with a further push to include online services, it's harder than ever to pick the best games from the crowd. These are our favorite online multiplayer shooters currently available on the Xbox One.

Battlefield 1

Throwing players into the brutal trenches of World War 1, Battlefield 1 is the ultimate sandbox for expansive multiplayer warfare. Although the complete package is a great overall experience, it's clear that online play still lies at the heart of DICE's flagship shooter franchise.

With the opportunity to charge into the battle on horseback, command a tank squad or even pilot a gigantic zeppelin, Battlefield 1 offers a wide variety of play styles in its multiplayer. Paired with support for 64 players, there's an unrivaled sense of scale and diversity in each of the game's conflicts. Battlefield 1 revives the brutality of The Great War like no other, making for one of Electronic Arts' best packages to date.

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Titanfall 2

Putting speed and fluidity at the forefront of its gameplay, Titanfall 2 thrives mostly as a result of its core mechanics. Outfitted with a jump kit and range of parkour abilities, players have the freedom to freely traverse multiplayer maps with ease. After earning your own mechanized exo-suit known as a "Titan," you'll have to learn your equipment to survive on Titanfall 2's battlegrounds.

Titanfall 2 is one of the many games which have disconnected from a season pass model, in favor of regular free updates with new content. After the first game was harmed by paid expansions, this approach ensures an active pool of players way after launch.

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Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4 fully embraces the dynamic of multiplayer gameplay, offering online experiences across all aspects of its package. While its player-on-player "Versus" mode provides a classic competitive multiplayer experience, its Story and Horde modes still offer tense cooperative experiences with friends. Through a wide variety of modes, maps, and weapons, Gears of War 4 can offer an unmatched amount of content for a single price.

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Overwatch

From the moment it dropped back in mid-2016, Overwatch instantly garnered a passionate following across the globe. With a diverse range of characters each offering their own unique abilities, the game provides a complex but balanced multiplayer ecosystem, which seamlessly comes together in a single experience.

With free updates fuelling its community after launch, an effective cosmetic loot system has quickly become its main source of Overwatch's income. Now, a steady flow of multiplayer maps and playable characters are added to its roster, helping grow the game's following into the tens of millions. Blizzard has hit a high note once again – only this time in the first-person shooter space.

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege

Although it launched with a slew of issues, Rainbow Six: Siege has managed to build up a large player base in the years that followed. Based around the concept of "Attackers" and "Defenders," one team must hold out inside a building, while the opposition attempts to breach and secure an objective. Strategy and planning are key, with a single concept making for one of the most immersive multiplayer shooters this generation.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

Following a shift to fast-paced combat in recent years, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is the definitive way to revisit a classic shooter, which arguably shaped the genre for years to come. Featuring the same maps and modes available at the original game's launch, this remastered package revives the magic which gave the Call of Duty series the stature it has today.

While the remaster has seen its fair share of controversies, the game still stands out as an excellent revisit to one of the best entries to the series. However, in order to access the remaster, you'll need to pay out for the premium "Legacy" edition of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

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Destiny

From the original creators of Halo, Destiny offers an interconnected online shooter experience with heavy influences from popular roleplaying games. Through its Story, Strikes, Raids and competitive "Crucible" multiplayer, the game offers a huge amount of content for all types of shooter fan. During each of the modes you'll be rewarded with various rewards and loot, which all contribute to a single overarching character.

Following four major expansion packs which skewed the franchise's direction, the complete Destiny package now offers a huge amount of content to play with. Available as a part of "Destiny: The Collection," there's no reason to skip out before the release of its successor later in 2017.

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Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2

Although shooters have traditionally been tailored to a more mature audience, Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is a family-friendly alternative fit for any gamer. Taking influence from Electronic Arts' previous multiplayer endeavors, the game provides deep class-based gameplay across its varied range of modes. This makes a huge roster of both plants and zombies to choose from, each with their own abilities to skew gameplay.

While Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is available for purchase as a standalone package, the game can also be accessed via an EA Access subscription – an all-in-one pass to EA-published games.

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Halo 5: Guardians

As one of Microsoft's flagship video game franchises, Halo 5: Guardians offers a complete arena multiplayer experience tailored for the competitive scene. Designed with eSports in mind, the game offers a balanced playfield across its ranked multiplayer playlists. For those looking for more casual play, the expansive conflicts of Warzone and Big Team Battle offer non-stop action in a more relaxed setting.

This installment in the franchise also ditches paid DLC, in return for free regular content drops. Although this free content flow is coming to an end, you can still expect more maps and game modes from the library of community-created Forge content.

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Which are your favorite experiences?

Which are your favorite multiplayer shooter games for Xbox One? Know a title you think should be on this list? Let us know in the comments section and we'll consider them in a future update!