Xbox has announced its second wave of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in May. We’ve already seen Trek to Yomi, NHL 22, and Loot River coming to Game Pass in the first half of the month, and now games like Sniper Elite 5, Vampire Survivors, Jurassic World Evolution 2, Pacman Museum+, and more are coming to the Game Pass next week.
More games are expected to come to the service soon, including Assassin’s Creed Origins, but since it’s been confirmed not to be showing up in May, you should probably expect it in June instead. For now, here’s everything coming to Game Pass so far this month. (ICYMI, Sony has also announced some of the games that are also coming for the new PS Plus)
Sniper Elite 5 will be available in Game Pass on May 26th
The award-winning shooter series returns with Sniper Elite 5 and will be available on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC users on day one of release. Experience sniping and tactical third-person combat with a ferocious x-ray kill cam that can still capture some stunning footage.
Everything Coming to Xbox Game Pass in May 2022
- Loot River — Available now
- Citizen Sleeper (Console, PC, Cloud) – Available now
- Trek to Yomi (Console, PC, Cloud) – Available now
- Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition (Console, PC, Cloud) – Available now
- Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (Console, PC, Cloud) — Available now
- This War Of Mine: Final Cut (Console, PC, Cloud) – Available Now
- NHL 22 (EA Play) (Console) – Available now
- Her Story (PC) ID@Xbox — Available now
- Jurassic World Evolution 2 (Cloud, Console and PC) – Available now
- Little Witch in the Woods (Game Preview) (Console and PC) ID@Xbox — Available now
- Skate (Cloud) EA Play — Available now
- Umurangi Generation Special Edition (Cloud, Console and PC) ID@Xbox – available now
- Farming Simulator 22 (Cloud, Console and PC) – May 19th
- Vampire Survivors (PC) ID@Xbox – May 19th
- Floppy Knights (Console, PC) – May 24th
- Hardspace: Shipbreaker (PC) – May 24th
- Sniper Elite 5 (Console, PC) – May 26th
- Pac-Man Museum+ (Console, PC) – May 27th
- Cricket 22 (PC) ID@Xbox – May 27th
Jurassic World Evolution 2 is available now on Xbox Game Pass
“While it lacks the level of customization and management depth of Frontier’s other excellent park builders, Planet Coaster and Planet Zoo, seeing these prehistoric beasts eye-to-eye from one of those stylish ’90s tour jeeps has never been more enticing. ” – IGN reviewed Jurassic World: Evolution 2 last year and gave it a 7/10.
Vampire Survivors is coming to Xbox Game Pass on May 19th
Don’t underestimate this game just for its graphics, it’s an addictive and wild ride that can cause serious game chaos once you get into the later stages of a session.
Everything leaving Xbox Game Pass this month
Here’s everything Xbox has confirmed it’s leaving Xbox Game Pass in May. This includes Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition, which leaves the service on May 10th. Notable games also leaving the service at the end of the month include Resident Evil 7, NHL 20 and Superhot. Check out all the other games leaving Game Pass below.
Departure May 10th
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition (Cloud and Console)
Departure May 15th
- Enter The Gungeon (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Console and PC)
- Remnant: From the Ashes (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Steep (cloud and console)
- The Catch: Carp and Coarse (Cloud, Console and PC)
- The Wild at Heart (Cloud, Console and PC)
Departure May 31st
- EA Sports NHL 20 (Console)
- Farming Simulator 19 (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Knockout City (Console and PC) EA Play
- Resident Evil 7 Biohazard (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest (PC)
- Superhot Mind Control Delete (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Yes Your Grace (Cloud, Console and PC)
First off, your Game Pass subscription got to currently not active – I repeat, you got to not have an active Game Pass for this to work. Once you are sure, proceed to the next step.
Next, you need to invest in Xbox Live Gold worth up to 3 years. You can easily buy 12-month Xbox Live Gold codes from Amazon or other retailers, which cost $60/£50 depending on your region.
I recommend stacking 2 years of Xbox Live Gold
The maximum stack amount for gold subscriptions is 36 months (costs $180), everything beyond that is lost. To ensure security for those who currently have a Gold membership, I recommend sticking with the 2 year value only (costs $120/£100).
Well, here’s the fun part. Once you’ve redeemed these codes and stacked your Xbox Live Gold membership to your liking, you can convert that time into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at a 1:1 ratio.
Go to the Xbox Live Gold upgrade page and convert the paid time directly to Game Pass Ultimate. If you’ve never used the upgrade feature before, it costs $1/£1 (total cost is $121/£101). If you’ve already used this, the upgrade will cost $14.99 / £10.99 instead.
In total, you pay a maximum of $135 for 2 years of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (instead of $359). If you manage to do a 3-year conversion, you’ll pay at most $195 instead (instead of $539). Now there is a big discount. When you’re done, just make sure you turn off auto-renewal too.
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