Xbox Game Pass Adds Two Games This Week
Rocket League and Vermintide 2 join the catalog.
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Two more games are being added to the Xbox Game Pass library this week, the first of which is out now. Psyonix's hit soccer-with-cars game Rocket League is now available in the subscription service catalog, while Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is coming on July 11. [Update: Vermintide 2 is also out now.]
To celebrate the Game Pass launch, Psyonix is offering discounts on some Rocket League DLC. For example, Rocket League's Fast & Furious '70 Dodge Charger R/T is on sale, while the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batmobile and the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future are also marked down to $1.80 instead of $2.
As with the PS4 and Switch editions of Rocket League, the Xbox One version has cars exclusive to it in the form of the Halo Warthog and the Armadillo from Gears of War. You can see these cars in the image above.
Rocket League has been a massive success, and its release into the Xbox Game Pass library will surely help player figures grow higher still. The game is unquestionably popular and has made a lot of money, but Rocket League 2 may never happen.
As for the other new Game Pass title, Vermintide 2, it is much newer, having released in March 2018. The first-person hack-and-slash game has been compared to Left 4 Dead, with GameSpot at one point calling it "Left 4 Dead 3 in the Warhammer universe."
For more on Xbox Game Pass, check out this roundup of all the games in the library. The service costs $10/month in the US, which is on top of the $60/year Xbox Live Gold subscription. All of Microsoft's first-party games are released into the catalog day-and-date, and this will include Gears 5 and Halo Infinite.
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