Destiny 2, Halo 3: ODST, and more join Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Cloud Gaming in September

Xbox Game Pass September 2020
Xbox Game Pass September 2020 (Image credit: Xbox)

What you need to know

  • Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's Netflix-like subscription for games on Xbox consoles and PC's.
  • The service adds more games every single month to keep things feeling fresh.
  • This month, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is also adding Xbox Cloud Gaming for Android devices.
  • Destiny 2, Halo 3: ODST, and more join the Xbox Game Pass ranks in the second half of September.

We're now heading into the second half of September, and that means the second announcement of games coming soon to Xbox Game Pass. Things are a little different this time around though, as from here on out these monthly lists will also include games coming to Project xCloud, now known as Xbox Cloud Gaming, through your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Incoming games include Destiny 2, including both Forsaken and Shadowkeep expansions, Halo 3: ODST, and more.

Also, there are a handful of games set to leave the service, so make sure and play any you're interested in before they're gone.

Coming soon

You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:

Company of Heroes (PC) - September 17

The follow-up to the highest rated RTS of all time, Company of Heroes 2 is an acclaimed blend of strategy and tactics will test players' knowledge of real-world combat. Now with five armies included to play with in multiplayer and two single-player campaigns. Cover, line of sight, armor, and fully destructible environments all must be considered to lead your troops to victory.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep & Forsaken (Cloud & Xbox) - September 22

Dive into the world of Destiny 2 to experience responsive first-person shooter combat filled with stylish finishers and devastating Super abilities. Create your Guardian and explore the mysteries of the solar system while collecting powerful gear to customize your look and playstyle. Brave challenging co-op missions, compete with other Guardians in a variety of PvP modes, and experience a cinematic sci-fi story throughout both the Forsaken and Shadowkeep expansions. You decide your legend.

Halo 3: ODST (Cloud & PC) - September 22

Play as an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper (ODST) and explore the war-ravaged streets of New Mombasa as you attempt to piece together the Covenant's motivations for invading the city. As an ODST, you don't have the firepower or the overshields to go head-to-head with Elites, Brutes, and Hunters – so use stealth and hit-and-run tactics to eliminate threats and sneak behind enemy lines. That's not all though, as ODST Firefight is joining The Master Chief Collection on console and PC for the first time, with online matchmaking, dedicated servers, and new custom game modes! Grab some friends and hop into the fan-favorite mode as you take out wave after wave of Covenant invaders across 10 legacy maps.

Night in the Woods (Cloud, Xbox, & PC) - September 24

Join college dropout Mae Borowski as she returns home to the crumbling former mining town of Possum Springs, seeking to resume her aimless former life and reconnect with the friends she left behind. But things aren't the same. Home seems different now and her friends have grown and changed. Leaves are falling and the wind is growing colder. Strange things are happening as the light fades.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (Cloud & Xbox) - September 24

Sequel to the critically acclaimed Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Fight together with your friends against the forces of Chaos and Skaven in this epic 4-player co-op game set in the Warhammer Fantasy Battles world. Vermintide 2 expands the intense first-person combat with a brand-new enemy faction, 15 new career paths, talent trees, new weapons, an improved loot system, and more.

Leaving soon

You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass below:

September 30

  • Bad North (Xbox & PC)
  • DiRT Rally 2.0 (Xbox & PC)
  • Dishonored 2 (Xbox & PC)
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta (Xbox)
  • Westerado: Double Barreled (Xbox)
  • Yooka-Laylee (Xbox)

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