Best Xbox One Multiplayer Shooters Windows Central 2021
With online gaming steadily on the rise, multiplayer shooters are among the go-to titles, with leading franchises topping charts worldwide. Dubbed the home of console shooters, Xbox features dozens of hits, merging explosive combat with gripping skill-based gunplay.
- ★ Editor's Choice: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
- Modern conflict: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- Droppin' in: Apex Legends
- Relive a classic: Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Fight for justice: Tom Clancy's The Division 2
- Epic royale: Fortnite
- Chase the light: Destiny 2: Forsaken
- Unfiltered action: Gears 5
- Fun for all: Overwatch
- All-out warfare: Battlefield V
★ Editor's Choice: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeStaff favorite
The popularity of Ubisoft's tactical shooter has skyrocketed, putting strategy and forethought at the heart of its gameplay. With strong core mechanics and regular free content, don't overlook this competitive FPS.
Modern conflict: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Evolving the hit shooter franchise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fully embraces its multiplayer strengths. Traditional arena modes return, Gunfight promotes two-versus-two duels, and the new Ground War mode fits 64 players into massive vistas. The king is back and better than ever.
Droppin' in: Apex Legends
Kicking off last year with its surprise release, Electronic Arts and Respawn entered the battle royale genre with this free-to-play shooter. From the initial drop to final kill, Apex Legends delivers perfected last-man-standing action crafted by the Titanfall team.
Relive a classic: Halo: The Master Chief Collection
This complete bundle packs the best of Halo, featuring over 100 maps over five separate multiplayer sandboxes. Recently upgraded for Xbox One X, experience Halo's legendary multiplayer in 4K, HDR, and buttery-smooth 60 FPS.
Fight for justice: Tom Clancy's The Division 2
After an outbreak sweeps the U.S. streets, agents of The Division rise to maintain order. Fight back rival factions across this shared open world, uncovering the secrets of Washington D.C. and chasing that next drop of high-level loot.
Epic royale: Fortnite
Fortnite's ground-breaking success is no easy feat, dropping 100 players into tense last-man-standing encounters. With over hundreds of millions of players and counting, don't miss this accessible, free-to-play shooter.
Chase the light: Destiny 2: Forsaken
Two years of outstanding support have shaped Destiny 2 into a rewarding shooter brimming with online content. From the creators of Halo, players get unmatched gunplay and deep role-playing lie at heart, with continued expansions satisfying all types.
Unfiltered action: Gears 5
Gears 5 is the latest entry in Microsoft's iconic franchise, packing co-op campaign, competitive multiplayer, Horde, and the new high-stakes Escape mode. It's a great all-rounder for online play, no matter your style.
Fun for all: Overwatch
Blizzard's expertise prevails in this hit shooter, featuring a fun cast of diverse and balanced heroes. It's easy to pick up, with depth to reward long-term players, simply among today's most gratifying multiplayer titles.
All-out warfare: Battlefield V
Battlefield V is EA's latest and greatest shooter, shifting to the turmoil of the Second World War. While retaining the signature class-based combat of predecessors, further refinements deliver a smoother, competitive experience, capturing the awe of large-scale warfare.
Get armed and ready
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has secured our top slot for Xbox One multiplayer shooters, now midway through its fourth year of post-launch updates. The title nails a balance of tactical yet punishing encounters, backed by a growing roster of playable Operators and intertwined gadgets. Despite a steep learning curve, just a few hours can leave you hooked.
The long-established titan of arena warfare returns, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare delivering the franchise's best with fluid iteration upon its sandbox. Countless weapons and vehicles decimate its locales, portraying the full scale of current-day conflict with an arcade twist.
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