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

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It's September 22 and that means in less than 10 days time, Microsoft should release a new batch of free Games with Gold games for subscribed to download and enjoy.

At present, the company is yet to reveal what games they're making free for the month of October 2020.


But that hasn't stopped fans searching and predicting what could come next.

As a reminder to those who might have only just picked up an Xbox One console, Xbox Live subscribers are able to download four free games a month.

Two from the Xbox One era of games and another two classic backward compatible titles.

This usually includes two Xbox 360 games, but every now and again Microsoft throw a curveball with an original Xbox game.

As September begins to close out, naturally people are wondering when these new October freebies will get announced. Thankfully, we're here to help clear up any of that confusion.

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When are Games with Gold October 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 September 2020

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 Tom Clancy's The Division, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, de Blob 2 (Xbox 360) and Armed and Dangerous (Original Xbox).

At the time of writing, the Xbox 360 title de Blob 2 is no longer available. You've missed out on that one folks.


But you can still download the other three games up until the dates posted on the official Xbox blog. So mark these dates in your calendar:

  • Tom Clancy’s The Division - Available September 1 to 30 on Xbox One
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 - Available September 16 to October 15 on Xbox One
  • Armed and Dangerous - Available September 16 to 30 on Xbox One & Xbox 360

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