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Valheim and More are Coming to Game Pass this September

Xbox Games With Gold September 2022 Wave 2

We’re halfway through the month which means it’s time for the second wave of September Game Pass games.

Some, in fact, are already here. After a year of PlayStation 5 exclusivity, time-looping action game Deathloop has hit the Xbox Series X|S. We adored it when it launched last year and this September it joins Game Pass, with an extended ending, there’s no reason not to dive in.

The superb Hardspace: Shipbreaker is also out on Xbox Series X|S, and sees you hacking up spaceships in zero gravity. Without a union. What could possibly go wrong? Apart from being fired into space, asphyxiating in the void, being squished by high-speed debris.. absolutely nothing.

Aside from these two titles, the following are arriving over the next week and a bit. You don’t have to grab them right now, unlike Xbox Games With Gold titles but they could leave Game Pass later.

  • SpiderHeck (Console and PC) – September 22th
  • Beacon Pines (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 22th
  • Slime Rancher 2 (Game Preview) (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) – September 22th
  • Moonscars (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 27th
  • Grounded – Full Release (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 27th
  • Let’s Build A Zoo (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 29th
  • Valheim (Game Preview) (PC) – September 29th

Of these titles, Beacon Pines, Slime Rancher 2, SpiderHeck and Moonscars are all Day One releases. Grounded has been on Game Pass as a Game Preview title but this September 27th sees the game’s final release.

Games Leaving Xbox Game Pass in September

However, as one door opens another must close (we’re reliably informed that’s how airlocks work), these titles are leaving Game Pass this September 30th:

  • AI: The Somnium Files (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Astria Ascending (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Dandy Ace (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Dirt 4 (PC) EA Play
  • Dirt Rally (PC) EA Play
  • Going Under (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Lemnis Gate (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Slime Rancher (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Subnautica: Below Zero (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • The Procession to Calvary (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Unsighted (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Visage (Cloud, Console, and PC)

And don’t forget about September’s first wave of Game Pass games, which includes the ridiculously excellent Metal: Hellsinger.

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Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.