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. We wrapped up the best available on Xbox One in 2018.

★ Featured favorite

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.

$60 at Amazon

Future warfare

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Evolving the hit shooter franchise, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 fully embraces its multiplayer strengths. Blackout battle royale steals the spotlight, while zombies and competitive modes further expand its offerings.

$58 at Amazon

Epic royale

Fortnite

Fortnite's ground-breaking success is no easy feat, dropping 100 players into tense last-man-standing encounters. With over 200 million players and counting, don't miss this accessible, free-to-play shooter.

Free at Microsoft

Tactical response

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

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.

$31 at Amazon

Fight to win

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PUBG is accredited for kickstarting battle royale's modern success, in part due to its unprecedented open-world gunplay. It's a little clunky on Xbox One, but it's still a tour de force of suspenseful action.

$17 at Microsoft

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.

$34 at Amazon

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.

$32 at Amazon

Fight for justice

Tom Clancy's The Division

The loot-scattered streets of post-plague New York are now home to a content-rich role-playing title. With a promising sequel on the horizon, The Division is a cooperative shooter worth the return.

$20 at Amazon

All-out action

Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4 is the latest entry in Microsoft's iconic franchise, packing competitive multiplayer, alongside co-op campaign and Horde mode. It's a great all-rounder for online play, no matter your style.

$30 at Amazon

Galactic battles

Star Wars Battlefront II

Despite Star Wars Battlefront II's deserved loot crate controversy, EA has hugely improved its shooter since 2017. After a year of free updates, it's an ideal casual multiplayer title, especially for series fans.

$30 at Amazon

We recently crowned Battlefield V the best multiplayer shooter of 2018, delivering the franchise's best experience via fluid large-scale warfare. Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is an equally content-rich alternative, doubling down on multiplayer across competitive and cooperative modes. However, with Xbox One shooters generally stronger than ever, there's guaranteed fun across all these picks.

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