From Ghost Recon Breakpoint to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to The Outer Worlds, here is a list of Xbox One games releasing in October 2019.
It’s hard to believe that we’re nearing the end of September, but as we prepare to turn the calendar page to October, there’s a lot to look forward to next month.
Traditionally, October marks the start of the “busy” season for game releases, but it seems many publishers are pushing off their blockbusters until early 2020. Still, there’s quite a bit to look forward to in October on Xbox One.
Here are some of the big game releases for Xbox One coming in October 2019. Keep in mind, these aren’t all of the games, just some of the bigger, blockbuster titles.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep – October 1
Technically, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is an expansion to Bungie’s first-person shooter, but it’s going to be massive in scale. Shadowkeep will feature a “full campaign,” two new PvE strike missions and three new PvP Crucible maps. The story will see Guardians return to the Moon, which has been expanded in size and features all sorts of exciting new areas to explore — including the new Nightmares enemy faction.
Alongside Shadowkeep is Destiny 2: New Light, a free-to-play version that features all of the content from the base game as well as content from the first two expansions (Curse of Osiris and Warmind).
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint – October 4
Ghost Recon Breakpoint is an open-world, tactical shooter from Ubisoft. It acts as a narrative sequel to 2017’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, taking players to the fictional island of Aurora where they must investigate the use of Skell Technology.
If you enjoyed Ghost Recon Wildlands, odds are Ghost Recon Breakpoint will be right up your alley.
Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville – October 18
Officially announced in September, fans don’t have to wait long for Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, the latest installment in EA’s wonderfully addicting third-person shooter. The game will feature 20 playable classes, six of which are new to the franchise, as well as the ability for teammates with the same class to combine forms when fighting. Like other shooters, Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville features multiple game modes, including PvE zones for those who prefer cooperative gameplay.
WWE 2K20 – October 22
The latest installment of Visual Concepts annual wrestling game puts the focus on the Four Horsewomen of the WWE (Bayley, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch). Over the past year or so, the rivalry between these four have grown into an incredible storyline and it’ll no doubt be exciting to re-experience this. With this new emphasis, it’s no surprise that WWE 2K20 also features a female MyCareer story (in addition to a male story) for the first time ever in the franchise.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – October 25
For the 16th entry in the Call of Duty series, Activision is going back to its roots with Modern Warfare, a soft reboot of one of the most beloved sub-series in the franchise. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sees the return of a traditional single-player campaign that Infinity Ward says focuses on realism and moral consequences of war — an emphasis that many have argued is in direct contrast with the multiplayer sandbox nature of the game.
Let’s be honest, though, most people are buying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for its multiplayer experience and for the first time ever in the franchise, the game will support cross-platform multiplayer. The traditional season pass has also been scrapped, so players can expect free post-launch content. Multiple betas for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s multiplayer have been hosted over the past few weeks, so hopefully you had a chance to dive in before its release.
The Outer Worlds – October 25
Easily my most anticipated game, possibly even of the year, The Outer Worlds is a sci-fi role-player game from developer Obsidian Entertainment. Need I say more? One of the industry’s most renowned studios — developers of Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and more —are taking us to space in an alternate future where corporations rule the galaxy. While I’ve yet to actually play it, The Outer Worlds sounds incredibly promising and ambitious, especially as it pertains to player choice throughout the game.
Some other notable Xbox One game releases in October 2019 include:
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered (Oct. 4)
- Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (Oct. 8)
- Indivisible (Oct. 8)
- Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Oct. 8)
- Grid (Oct. 8)
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD (Oct. 29)
Which Xbox One games are you most excited to play in October?