Xbox Game Pass June 2023 Wave 2 Lineup


By: Jason Siu


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The Xbox Game Pass June 2023 Wave 2 lineup has been announced

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Xbox has announced the second wave of titles heading to Xbox Game Pass this month, now that all of Wave 1’s content has been added. Going live on June 22 are Need for Speed Unbound (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S via EA Play) and The Bookwalker (Console and PC). Need for Speed Unbound is the latest entry in the longtime street racing franchise, and was released on November 29, 2022. Meanwhile, The Bookwalker is a narrative adventure game where players take on the role of Etienne Quist, a writer turned thief who has the ability to dive into books. The Bookwalker is a day one release on Game Pass.

On June 27, Bramble: The Mountain King (Cloud, Console, and PC) and F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) will be available. Bramble: The Mountain King is a grim adventure taking place in a world inspired by dark, Nordic fables. In it, players will travel the twisted land of Bramble in an attempt to rescue their sister. F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch is a Metroidvania adventure set in Torch City. Play as a tough rabbit trying to fight back against the Machine Legion.

Two days later, on June 29, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Console and PC) will join the lineup. A farming sim game set in a charming village surrounded by nature, players will return after many years to restore their late grandfather’s farm to its former glory.

Two games for early July have also been announced: Arcade Paradise (Console and PC) joins Xbox Game Pass on July 3, while Sword and Fairy: Together Forever (Console and PC) will be added July 5. The former is a 1990’s-fueled retro arcade adventure, while the latter is a fantasy action-adventure RPG.

Xbox also announced DLC and game updates that are available starting today. Fallout 76: Once in a Blue Moon adds new Cryptids threatening the Blue Ridge Caravan Company, while Halo Infinite’s Season 4: Infection has begun. This Season introduces Halo Infinite’s Career Rank system with enhanced weapon model customization and the return of the iconic Infection game mode. Finally, The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom expansion is available today and Xbox Game Pass members get 10% off.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers get the following perks:

  • DC Universe 90-day free trial
  • Hi-Fi Rush: Teamplay Costume Pack
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Slayer Mount
  • Battlefield 2042: New Dawn Field Kit

Lastly, these are the following games that are leaving Xbox Game Pass on June 30:

  • DJMax Respect V (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Empire of Sin (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Matchpoint – Tennis Championships (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Olija (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Omori (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Road 96 (Cloud, Console, and PC)

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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