“It all makes sense now”: Call of Duty Finally Hits Xbox Game Pass This Month in a Well-Timed Move to Placate the Price Hike Anger

Apparently, not all news is bad.

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  • It appears that the Xbox Game Pass will soon include Modern Warfare 3.
  • The service increased its price, but it seems to be starting to justify itself by adding games from the Call of Duty franchise.
  • It looks like this title will be available in the Ultimate catalog by the end of this month.
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Microsoft finally did what many people thought they would do: increase the price of Xbox Game Pass. The company confirmed this increase, and fans were not happy, especially since this increase came just before the launch of the new Call of Duty, which will be available day one in the service. 


However, it seems that this increase was not solely because of the title launching in October. According to rumors, Microsoft plans to add another major game from the franchise to the service soon. According to several reliable sources, Modern Warfare 3 will also be part of the service’s extensive catalog.

The Price Increase for Xbox Game Pass Seems Justified With the Addition of Another Call of Duty to the Service

Modern Warfare 3 is reported to be available on Game Pass soon.
Modern Warfare 3 is reported to be available on Game Pass soon. Image via Activision.

Despite being one of the most revolutionary services in gaming, its numerous price increases have led many players to abandon it. Xbox Game Pass has periodically increased its price, which fans do not like.


Games like Call of Duty raise the price again, making it almost impossible to pay that much per month. Fortunately, the company is soon trying to justify this with new title additions.

According to numerous major sources, such as well-known journalist Tom Henderson, Microsoft will add Modern Warfare 3 to the Game Pass catalog this month. This perfectly aligns with the price increase and makes the company’s decision more justifiable.

Players are beginning to see the reason behind the price increase.


Xbox Game Pass adds Activision titles.

When Black Ops 6 launches, it will be the second Call of Duty game added to this service in less than four months. According to Henderson, this will not be the only Activision game joining the service.

Activision Blizzard Is Beginning to Appear in the Xbox Identity, Along With Modern Warfare 3

Activision catalog is coming to Game Pass besides just Call of Duty titles.
Activision catalog is coming to Game Pass besides just Call of Duty titles. Image via Activision.

Henderson and a slightly older news report indicate that the service will add games such as Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy at the end of this month, coinciding with the announcement of price increases.


Xbox Game Pass is starting to justify its price increase with many new games added to the service. For now, it is unknown if Blizzard titles will also find their place on this game-filled platform.

Another rumored game, besides Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, is the remake of Tony Hawk Pro Skater, which could also arrive at the end of this month.

Various sources are solidifying these rumors, suggesting that Game Pass will receive a portion of the Activision catalog. Confirmations of this type instill in fans a sense of justification for the price hike, given the multitude of new games.


On October 25, Black Ops 6 will launch for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PC, and Xbox Game Pass. This strategy is risky for Microsoft because this franchise sold well without joining any of these services.

However, this could potentially benefit Game Pass, as it could lead to a significant increase in its user base. This is Microsoft’s primary objective, as its current user base has reached a saturation point.

What are your thoughts on these rumors? Let us know in the comments!


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