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Best Xbox One Games with St. Patrick's Day Tie-ins

Whether draped in green or with beer in-hand, St. Patrick's Day soon lies ahead on March 17. The Irish holiday also extends into the world of Xbox One gaming, with limited-time celebrations already slated for top titles. We've rounded up the St. Patrick's Day games you should play this jubilant weekend and we'll continue to update if more events are announced.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (opens in new tab)

Lucky shot

Black Ops 4 is going all-in this St Patrick's Day, kicking off a two-week "Shamrock & Awe" event spanning its core modes. It puts Irish twists on Blackout, Zombies, and multiplayer, and you can get crates with limited-time themed gear.

Fortnite (opens in new tab)

Green makeover

Fortnite is seemingly shaking up battle royale mode with "Going Green," its recently-leaked St Patrick's Day event. Tied to its color-coded tiered loot system, the mode will restrict players to green Uncommon drops, with exclusive items also up for grabs. Expect official confirmation in the days ahead.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (opens in new tab)

Tactical style

Score a lucky charm with Rainbow Six Siege's St Patrick's Day festivities until March 19. Winning five multiplayer rounds of the hit tactical shooter will net Ubisoft Club members the "Fourth Shamrock" universal charm for all weapons.

World of Tanks: Mercenaries (opens in new tab)

Go for gold

Rule the battlefield with the "Luck of the Irish" event for World of Tanks from March 15 to 17. Every 10 wins with these beastly machines reward one randomized loot drop, with up to 100,000 Silver currency on the table.

While St. Patrick's Day celebrations are far from common, some top Xbox One titles are onboard for 2019. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (opens in new tab) leads the charge with its Shamrock & Awe lineup, altering all aspects of an already impressive multiplayer shooter. Epic battle royale, Fortnite (opens in new tab) is also poised for a dedicated mode, guaranteed to shake up its last-man-standing gameplay.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.