Call Of Duty: Black Ops 6 Is Not A Day-One Game Pass Release For The New Tier

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Microsoft recently announced a price hike for Xbox Game Pass and a new tier of the popular subscription service. If you’re already signed up for the membership program, or are considering jumping in before Black Ops 6 comes to the catalog later this year, there are some key things to know.

To begin with, the new Game Pass tier, Game Pass Standard ($15/month), will not include Black Ops 6 or any of Microsoft’s other games as day-one launch titles. However, Game Pass Standard members still get access to a library of hundreds of games, along with perks like multiplayer access and discounts. And then there is a possibility of any and all of Microsoft’s first-party games coming to other Game Pass tiers eventually, we just know that it won’t be right away for Game Pass Standard.

Xbox Game Pass Core ($10/month) members also will not get access to Black Ops 6 at launch. If you’re an existing subscriber of Xbox Game Pass for console, you’ll be able to play Black Ops 6 at launch through your membership so long as you have automatic payments toggled on and remain a subscriber when Black Ops 6 comes out in October. This membership tier is not available for new subscribers any longer, however.

For Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ($20/month) members, they’ll get access to Black Ops 6 at launch, as will PC Game Pass subscribers ($12/month).

For more, be sure to check out GameSpot’s detailed breakdown of the new Game Pass membership tiers and all the related perks and benefits for each.

Black Ops 6 releases on October 25, and it’s expected to be among the best-selling titles of 2024. Player numbers could grow beyond normal levels, too, as a good number of people will no doubt play the game via Game Pass as opposed to buying it outright as they might have done with previous releases in past years. In addition to releasing on Xbox and PC, Black Ops 6 will come to PlayStation consoles.

Activision will share more details on Black Ops 6 during the Call of Duty Next event in August, so keep checking back with GameSpot for more.