Back 4 Blood, Destiny 2: Beyond Light on PC, and more come to Xbox Game Pass in October

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Xbox Game Pass October 2021

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What you need to know

  • Xbox Game Pass is constantly adding and removing games from the service, with announcements usually every few weeks.
  • The games coming to Xbox Game Pass in the first half of October have finally been revealed, and includes some excellent titles.
  • Back 4 Blood, TABS, and Destiny 2: Beyond Light for PC are all slated for an Xbox Game Pass release during Oct. 2021.

Xbox Game Pass has been traveling from strength to strength recently, and it shows no signs of slowing down as we enter the spookiest month of the year. Xbox has just revealed the games heading to Xbox Game Pass in Oct. 2021 (opens in new tab), and it should be a solid list for players. There are even a few appropriately themed games for this haunting time of year.

Highlights of this month's roundup of titles include Back 4 Blood, Destiny 2: Beyond Light for PC, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS) fully releasing, and much more. While not the busiest month for Xbox Game Pass we've seen for this year, some of these entries may still give the best Xbox Game Pass games a run for their money.

The titles here can heading anywhere Xbox Game Pass is available, including Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. Because of the sheer volume of titles, it can be hard to keep track of all the games coming to and leaving from Xbox Game Pass.

Coming soon

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

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS) (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Oct. 5

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator celebrates its full release after a successful run in the Game Preview program! Be the leader of wobblers from ancient lands, spooky places, and fantasy worlds. Watch them fight in simulations made with the wobbliest physics system ever created, make your own wobblers in the unit creator, or send your army off to fight your friends in multiplayer.

The Procession to Calvary (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Oct. 7

A Pythonesque adventure game in which you journey through a richly detailed landscape built from hundreds of Renaissance paintings. Embark on a quest as an unnamed heroine to hunt down the tyrant Heavenly Peter. Encounter a bizarre cast of characters, perplexing puzzles, and implausible scenarios.

Visage (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Oct. 7

Visage is a first-person psychological horror game. Explore a mysterious ever-changing house in a slow-paced, atmospheric world that combines both uncannily comforting and horrifyingly realistic environments and enjoy a genuinely terrifying experience.

Back 4 Blood (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Oct. 12

Back 4 Blood is a thrilling cooperative first-person shooter from the creators of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise. Experience the intense 4 player co-op narrative campaign, competitive multiplayer as human or Ridden, and frenetic gameplay that keeps you in the action.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — Oct. 12

A new power is born out of the ancient Pyramid ship above Europa's frozen frontier, and a dark empire has risen beneath, united under the banner of the Fallen Kell of Darkness, Eramis. Join your fellow Guardians and bring down the empire at any cost – even if it means wielding the Darkness itself.

Ring of Pain (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Oct. 14

Enter the Ring of Pain, a roguelike card crawler where encounters come to you. Each step around the ring is a dire decision. Go for the loot or backstab a creeping horror? Meet strange friends bearing gifts and treasure. Choose your gear wisely to survive and discover secrets.

The Riftbreaker (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Oct. 14

You are an elite scientist / commando inside an advanced Mecha-Suit. Enter a one-way portal to a distant planet with the purpose of building up a base that will allow travel back to Earth and further colonization. Build up your base, collect samples and research new inventions to survive.

The Good Life (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Oct. 15

Journalist Naomi Hayward is drowning in debt. Having accepted a request from The Morning Bell newspaper to "uncover the mystery of a small English town," Naomi finds herself far from her home in New York, in Rainy Woods, known as "the happiest place in the world."

Leaving soon

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

Leaving Oct. 15

  • Gonner2 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Heave Ho (PC)
  • Katana Zero (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Scourgebringer (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC)
  • The Swords of Ditto (PC)
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