Xbox Game Pass October 2021 free games: what’s coming and leaving soon

Xbox Game Pass' October 2021 lineup will start a season of big day one releases

Some of Back 4 Blood's cleaners can be seen fending off zombies.

The Xbox Game Pass October 2021 games are beginning to be revealed and include a number of big day one releases, adding significant value to the service. Alongside, these new games for October 2021, a few games will also be leaving the service.

This month we see Turtle Rock’s Back 4 Blood finally hit shelves and the service, launching into Game Pass on day one. The co-op, zombie shooter has received positive feedback in its recent beta and excitement for the game has never been stronger. On top of that, subscribers to Game Pass for PC will get access to Age of Empires IV when it launches at the end of the month, which is the latest entry in the beloved strategy franchise.

In this guide, we will go over everything you need to know about Xbox Game Pass in October 2021, touching on the games coming to the service on console, PC, and Cloud.

Take a look at the changes coming to Game Pass in October 2021 that we know about right now:


These games have been confirmed to be coming to Xbox Game Pass in October 2021 so far:

  • Phoenix Point – October 1 (Console)
  • Back 4 Blood – October 12 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • The Riftbreaker – October 14 (Console, PC)
  • The Good Life – October 15 (Console)
  • Age Of Empires IV – October 27 (PC, Cloud)

More games will be announced in the first week of October, so stay tuned!


Microsoft hasn’t announced which games will be removed in October, but we can expect around half a dozen games to be removed over the course of the month.

That covers all you need to know about Xbox Game Pass’ October 2021 line-up. Stay tuned for next month’s list of games when Microsoft announces them.

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