What you need to know
- A few more games are leaving Xbox Game Pass "soon."
- Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is quite possibly the biggest.
- The game along with two others may leave towards the end of July.
- You can get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) for $1.
Updated July 3, 2019: Aside from Aftercharge, The Lego Movie Video Game, and Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Dandara, Dead Rising 2, Hitman: Season 1, Metal Slug XX, Defense Grid: The Awakening, Hexic 2, and Iron Brigade will also leave the service in July.
Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's game subscription service along the lines of Netflix. For one monthly price, you gain access to over 200 titles. However, as with any such service, certain games leave from time to time. At the end of this month, a handful of games will no longer be available.
According to the Xbox Game Pass app on iOS, Aftercharge, The Lego Movie Video Game, and Warhammer: Vermintide 2, will leave the service "soon." Usually, games leave at the end of the month, so expect a similar date this time around. Out of all of these, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 will be missed the most because it's a thrilling first-person melee action game. More games will also be added to Xbox Game Pass soon, so hopefully, those will outweigh this loss.
There's a promotion going on through the Microsoft Store which lets you upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – which includes Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Live Gold – for $1. Amazon is also selling a three-month subscription for $20.
Best of the best
Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold in one
Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over a hundred games for one monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also adds Xbox Live Gold to the package so you can play online with your friends. You can either get a one-month trial for $1 from the Microsoft Store or a three-month subscription for $20 through Amazon.
Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories
Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.
PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One (opens in new tab) ($15 at Amazon)
This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.
ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub (opens in new tab) ($19 at Amazon)
This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.
Controller Gear stand (opens in new tab) ($13 at Amazon)
Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
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