Xbox Games With Gold November 2020 Countdown: When Will Major Nelson Reveal Next free Xbox Games?

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The games are here!


Xbox fans can get the following games over the course of November, although there's no Xbox Series X/S title as we'd hoped:

  • Aragami: Shadow Edition - November 1 - November 30
  • SwimSanity! - November 16 - December 15
  • Full Spectrum Warrior - November 1 - November 15 (Original Xbox)
  • LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures - November 16 - November 30 (Xbox 360)

Our advice? Don't sleep on Aragami, and while Full Spectrum Warrior is an old title, it's well worth trying.

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It's almost the end of October, which means two things: not only is Halloween almost upon us, but November's Games With Gold will be announced very soon.

The service is a nifty bonus for anyone subscribed to Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and offers four monthly games for users to download.

Usually formed of two Xbox One games and two Backward Compatibility titles, could Microsoft switch things up with the Xbox Series S/X consoles launching in just a couple of weeks?


After all, Sony already added a PlayStation 5 game to their Plus lineup.

Here's all we know so far.

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When are Games with Gold November free games revealed?

Unlike Sony PlayStation and the PS Plus subscription, Microsoft's equivalent service doesn't have a set time or day for reveals.

With Sony, it's quite simple. The PS Plus games are revealed on the final Wednesday of a month and go live on the first Tuesday. 

Team Xbox has a slightly more carefree approach. They definitely go live on the Xbox Store on the first day of the month, but as for when they're revealed, well there's little logic to dictate when it's announced.


Major Nelson, the Director of Programming for Xbox Live, typically announces the news (if it doesn't leak beforehand), but he tends to do it, whenever he pleases.

In the past, we've seen the games with gold reveal in all manner of days and times. Sometimes even on the weekend out of hours.

Recent months have seen these announcements come further towards the back end of the month. But again, there's nothing set in stone. 

Unfortunately, it could be fans who are left waiting until the close of the week before the information is shared.

That's because Major Nelson's announcements have been getting later and later in the month these past 6 months.

To save you repeatedly clicking refresh on Major Nelson's Twitter feed in the hopes that something shows, you could set up Twitter notifications. 

For now, here's a quick reminder of what games are available currently, so you can make sure to download them before they're removed from the service at the end of September.


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Games With Gold October 2020 Games

As with every month, make sure you don't overlook the existing selection of free Xbox Games with Gold titles.

The new games made available in September included Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut, Maid of Sker, Sphynx and the Cursed Mummy (original Xbox) and Costume Quest (Xbox 360).

At the time of writing, you can grab Slayaway Camp and Costume Quest up until October 31, so hop to it!

  • Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut - October 1 to 31
  • Maid of Sker - October 16 to November 15
  • Sphynx And The Cursed Mummy - Available October 1 to 15
  • Costume Quest - Available October 16 to 31

So make sure you get them downloaded and added to your account before time runs out!