Microsoft is giving away a free PC game pass to recent Halo gamers

Master Chief is impressed with Microsoft's latest Game Pass deal to boost subscriptions.

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Microsoft is currently running a big promotion for PC game pass. New subscribers who recently played one of the company’s big Fall 2021 releases get three months of free access to the service’s Netflix-like library of games. It’s also a great time, because the PC side of Game Pass is currently offering a lot of new stuff.

You can check if you are eligible for the offer on the Microsoft website (PC Game Pass normally costs $10 per month), but here are the main criteria you need to meet:

  • Not a former Game Pass subscriber
  • Cheek Infinite Halo, Forza Horizon 5or Age of Empires IV on PC between launch and February 28, 2022
  • Were signed in to your Microsoft account when you played

An important point to mention is that this agreement applies even to people who have only played Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer mode. If you fall into this bucket, which was huge considering the game peaked at over 250,000 concurrent players on Steam alone when the mode is released, you have three months to play fantastic PC games.

Recently launched highlights include the Evocator Zelda-to like Tunictop-down immersive simulation Weird Westand southern gothic point and click adventure game norco. All three are top contenders for the Game of the Year shortlist. And of course, PC Game Pass, like its Xbox counterpart, includes all of Microsoft’s first-party series, recently acquired franchises, and EA Play’s PC library.

Here are some other highlights from the 418 games list:

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • combat technology
  • Crusader Kings III
  • dead cells
  • The gate of death
  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Gorgoa
  • underworld
  • hollow knight
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • Outer Wildlands
  • Spelunky 2
  • kill the arrow
  • Tetris effect
  • Yakuza: like a dragon

While PC Game Pass has generally lacked some of the biggest names on the Xbox version, its library has definitely grown in parity over the past year. According to a recent reportGame Pass is also supposed to get a Family Sharing plan soon, which would allow people in the same household to easily play games from the same account.