Best Cyber Monday Game Deals With Free Xbox Series X Upgrades

You can find plenty of Cyber Monday deals on Xbox One games, but some of them offer free Xbox Series X/S upgrades.

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Cyber Monday 2020 features a ton of Xbox One titles, but new Xbox Series X|S owners are in luck. A number of Xbox games with Cyber Monday 2020 discounts include free upgrades to the Series X|S versions. Even if you haven't been able to pick up an Xbox Series X or Series S yet or are planning on getting one down the road, these Cyber Monday deals are worth checking out.

Some of these games support Microsoft's Smart Delivery system, while others (including those from EA) have their own specific upgrade paths. But the bottom line is the same: You can get buy cheap Xbox One games right now and get a fancy next-gen version for free. In the case of EA's games, it's time-limited, but you have until well into 2021 before the free upgrade offer expires.

Meanwhile, a pair of recent Ubisoft releases--Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion--are discounted right now, while first-party Microsoft games like Gears 5 and EA Sports games like Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 are as well.

In the case of Smart Delivery games, the system auto-detects your hardware and serves up the version of the game optimized for it. That means that when you insert an upgradeable Xbox One disc into your Xbox Series X, it will just download any patches needed to enhance your experience. However, one thing to be aware of is that, without a disc drive in the Series S, the deals on physical games won't do you any good. But fortunately, the Xbox Live Black Friday sale is live with discounts on numerous digital games.

If you're looking for more deals, check out the best Xbox game deals for Cyber Monday 2020. The biggest sale week of the year also brings a number of excellent great deals on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, PS5 and PS4 game deals, and Nintendo Switch games. We've also rounded up the Cyber Monday gaming deals across all platforms.

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