Best Black Friday 2020 Xbox Series X And Xbox One Deals
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Black Friday 2020 deals kicked off this weekend, including a ton of great deals on Xbox games and accessories. Retailers like GameStop, Best Buy, and Target already have plenty of deals available now, and Amazon, as usual, is price-matching a significant number of discounts. There are also a number of deals on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the subscription service that gets you Game Pass for console and PC, Xbox Live Gold, EA Access, and more for one monthly cost. While some of these deals are live now, others won't be available until later this week--the key start dates to know are below.
- GameStop: Early deals are available now. All deals will be live from November 25 to November 29
- Best Buy: Live now through November 29
- Walmart: November 25-29
- Target: Live now through November 28
- Amazon: Live now through November 27
If you're still looking to buy the Xbox Series X or S, some retailers will have stock on Black Friday. GameStop will have a limited number of Series X and S units available in stores, while Walmart will restock online sometime during the event. For more deals, take a look at roundup of the best Black Friday gaming deals.
$20 off on all Xbox wireless controllers
Xbox wireless controllers are $20 off at Best Buy during its Black Friday sale. This includes the latest model, which released alongside the new Xbox Series X and S consoles. In addition to the next-gen consoles, all of these controllers also work on Xbox One and PC.
3 months of Game Pass Ultimate for $20 (was $45)
Available November 27, but you can get Game Pass for $23 right now
GameStop holds the throne for best Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deal this year, though it's only available for a single day. November 27 is the only day you can claim this discount on three-month memberships. Best Buy, on the other hand, has three-month Game Pass Ultimate memberships for $23 until November 29. If you're a new subscriber, you'll want to claim your first month of Game Pass Ultimate for $1 and then redeem your three-month membership codes. For current subscribers, you can stack on multiple three-month memberships to extend your current subscription.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla for $48 (was $60)
Available November 25
GameStop will have the first major discount on Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the latest open-world game from Ubisoft that just released this month. This is a wonderful deal that will likely sell out.
10% off all Xbox gift cards
Xbox gift cards are a great gift, as the recipient can buy anything they want on the Xbox Store with them. That includes digital games and movies. If they own the Xbox Series S, it's an even better gift as the console can only play digital games.
Razer Wolverine Ultimate controller for $140 (was $160)
The Razer Wolverine Ultimate is a great alternative to Microsoft's Xbox Elite series 2 controller, thanks to its extra back buttons, remappable functions, and RGB lighting. It's down to $140 at GameStop during Black Friday.
Astro A40 TR wired gaming headset for $120 (was $150)
The Astro A40 TR wired gaming headset connects to any Xbox controller via its 3.5mm cable, and during Black Friday it's $120 at GameStop. Astro makes some of the better, higher-end gaming headsets, so this is quite the deal for the build and audio quality you're getting.
Astro MixAmp Pro TR for $100 (was $130)
You can use the Astro A40 TR gaming headset on its own, but if you'd like greater control over your volume and audio mix, then the MixAmp Pro TR is definitely worth getting. You plug it into your console via USB and then plug your headset's 3.5mm cable into the MixAmp. It's discounted to $100 during Black Friday.
Watch Dogs: Legion for $30 (was $60)
Watch Dogs: Legion isn't even a month old, but it's already discounted to $30 at multiple retailers. It's one of the best deals we've seen so far, and no matter what console you play on--Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S--you'll be able to play the best version your console can, thanks to Microsoft's Smart Delivery service.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time for $30 (was $60)
Available November 25
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time ignores everything released after the classic PlayStation titles and sets out on another platforming adventure. Fans of the originals will love Crash's excellent level design. You can pick it up for only $30 during Black Friday.
Gears 5 for $5 (was $30)
Gears 5 is one of the Xbox One's best games, but its Xbox Series X/S versions are far superior. You can play up to 120Hz in multiplayer on the new consoles, not mention 4K and 60Hz in the campaign. There's even a mode that lets you switch Marcus Fenix with Dave Bautista, WWE wrestler and star of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Gears Tactics for $30 (was $60)
Gears Tactics released on PC earlier this year, but now it's available on Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One. Like Watch Dogs: Legion, Gears Tactics is a brand-new release, so the fact that it's getting such a great deal is quite the surprise. You can snag this tactical-action game for only $30 at GameStop during Black Friday.
Forza Horizon 4 for $20 (was $50)
Forza Horizon 4 is one of the best racing games you can play right now, and its Xbox Series X and S versions are excellent. The visuals are beautiful, and the racing is fast. There are also a lot of different vehicles you can unlock and drive, making this an excellent game for car enthusiasts. During Black Friday, GameStop is discounting it to $20.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps for $13 (was $30)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a beautiful platformer that will definitely pull at your heartstrings. It's playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, but the next-gen consoles have some special modes that let you play in 120Hz or even a downsampled 6K resolution on the Series X. It's a gorgeous game that looks even better on the new consoles, and you can buy it for only $13 during Black Friday.
Star Wars Squadrons for $17 (was $40)
For those who've always wanted to pilot an X-Wing or TIE Fighter, Star Wars Squadrons is for you. The action game lets you fly some of Star Wars' most iconic ships in the middle of galactic dogfights. It features a single-player campaign and online multiplayer, and you can jump in for only $17 during GameStop's Black Friday sale.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 for $25 (was $40)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 released back in September, effectively reviving a classic series. It's a great throwback to the original two games, featuring all of the skaters and levels. It sees its first big discount during Black Friday, bringing the game down to $25 at Target.
Doom Eternal for $17 (was $60)
Doom Eternal continues the fast-paced action and bloodshed that was started in Doom (2016). It adds a number of new tools to the Doom Slayer's arsenal, including shoulder-mounted weapons and the Crucible sword. These new weapons add even more ways to kill demons, but there's also quite a bit of platforming and secrets, both of which are fun to engage with. For Black Friday, GameStop is discounting it to $17.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot for $20 (was $40)
Available November 25
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot puts you in the shoes of the series' lovable protagonist, Goku. You'll play through all of Dragon Ball Z's sagas from the Saiyan Saga right through the Buu Saga. Once you're done with that, there's DLC that'll let you play through the first two sagas of Dragon Ball Super. Dragon Ball fans will get a huge kick out of this action-RPG, especially at $20 during Black Friday.
Borderlands 3 for $10 (was $30)
Borderlands 3 released last year and proved to be a fun, content-filled RPG shooter. It's going to get a free next-gen upgrade in the near future, so if you want to get in on all of the looting and shooting, Black Friday is a great chance to pick it up for only $10 at GameStop.
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection for $25 (was $50)
Mortal Kombat 11 is one of the best fighting games out there right now, and developer NetherRealm Studios has done a great job of supporting it. Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection compiles all of the DLC fighters except Kombat Pack 3, which releases November 17. You can pick this up for only $25 during Black Friday and then buy the DLC to complete the package. Mortal Kombat 11 also comes with a free next-gen upgrade for Xbox Series X and S.
FIFA 21 for $27 (was $60)
The FIFA series rarely falters, and FIFA 21 is no different. This year's entry makes meaningful changes to passing and player responsiveness as well as adding more modes to the FIFA Street-like Volta Football. GameStop is selling FIFA 21 for only $27 during Black Friday.
NBA 2K21 for $27 (was $60)
NBA 2K21 is the same game basketball fans know and love, but this time, it adds a WNBA MyPlayer mode as well as tweaks to the Pro Stick and The Neighborhood. For Black Friday, it's $27 at GameStop.
PGA Tour 2K21 for $27 (was $60)
PGA Tour 2K21 is the first game 2K has branded as part of 2K Sports, and thankfully, it's a great first outing. Following several titles from The Golf Club series, PGA Tour 2K21 brings an excellent game of golf with 15 real PGA Tour courses and tournaments. It's $27 during Black Friday at GameStop.
Madden NFL 21 for $27 (was $60)
This year's football game adds The Yard, a new arcade-y mode that's great in short bursts. It's one of the best additions in recent years, and if you want to snag Madden NFL 21 on the cheap, then you can do so for $27 at GameStop.