14 Apr 2021 11:09 AM +00:00

Microsoft Confirms Warzone and Destiny 2 Still Require Xbox Live Gold, Updates Incoming

After removing the Xbox Live Gold requirement for free-to-play titles for Xbox Insiders in advance of a platform-wide change soon, many have noticed that two of the biggest still won't work.

Call of Duty: Warzone and Destiny 2 still currently require an Xbox Gold Membership, and Microsoft has revealed that more updates are scheduled to remove those barriers.

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Microsoft Confirms Some Free-To-Play Games Still Require Xbox Live Gold, Updates Incoming

In the Xbox Insider release notes, Microsoft confirmed that they "are aware that some titles do not currently support the Free-to-Play multiplayer testing currently available in Preview."

"We are working with the studios as the titles require an update to support this service
change," the post continues.

The post also encourages players to report any other titles showing similar issues.

Microsoft drew justified criticism earlier this year when it revealed plans to increase the pricing of Xbox Live Gold, the membership tier that allows for online play.

With many facing job uncertainty in the midst of a pandemic but using gaming to connect with loved ones, Microsoft backed down to the backlash before also stating its intention to remove the Xbox Live Gold requirement for free-to-play games.

The underlying Xbox Live infrastructure has also been rebranded as Xbox Network.