September is normally the month where things really pick up for video game releases, and when it comes to the Xbox One in particular, that certainly remains true in 2018. While the end of the month begins to tail off with some smaller, episodic titles, and another dosing of EA’s annual sports releases, the first couple of weeks pack some serious punch.
Just next week, players will receive digital content or updates to two of the largest multiplayer games about at the moment. Bungie will hope to hook players back into its shared-world shooter, Destiny 2, with the release of the Forsaken expansion. Packing in a new Raid level, additional story content, QoL improvements, and of course, plenty of new exotics, there’s ample reason to hop back into the sci-fi shooter action once more.
If you prefer your online shooters to be a little more grounded, however, then you’ll be pleased to know that developer Bluehole is finally officially releasing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One on the same day. Though it’s likely still not going to be absolutely perfect, players will be hoping it’s a sign of a more stable and optimized experience all-round compared to the state it initially hit Xbox’s Preview program last year.
Sept. 14 is also a fairly busy day, with hockey fans likely clamoring to get their hands on the latest tweaks and roster updates in EA’s NHL 19. Lara Croft also returns to our screens on the same day in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, as she attempts to save the world from a Mayan apocalypse. Expect stunning visuals, excellent voice acting, and a story to drive all that adventuring action along.
Finally, towards the tail-end of the month, fans of smaller, episodic, story-driven titles are in for a treat. DONTNOD’s Life Is Strange 2 hits the Xbox One on Sept. 27, meanwhile Telltale Games’ second episode of its final season of The Walking Dead drops just a couple of days before. Considering how episode one closed, we can’t wait to continue Clementine’s story.
Just for good measure, EA is squeezing in yet another of its annual sports releases into September in the form of FIFA 19 on Sept. 28. This year’s entry will feature another chapter of The Journey, the inclusion of the Champions League as a licensed competition, and some minor tweaks to gameplay to offer the definitive soccer experience.
You can check out all of the games coming to Xbox One in September 2018 below.
- Sept. 4 – Destiny 2: Forsaken
- Sept. 4 – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
- Sept. 4 – Super Street: The Game
- Sept. 7 – Immortal: Unchained
- Sept. 7 – NASCAR Heat 3
- Sept. 7 – NBA Live 19
- Sept. 11 – Dakar 18
- Sept. 11 – NBA 2K19
- Sept. 14 – NHL 19
- Sept. 14 – Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Sept. 23 – Paw Patrol: On a Roll
- Sept. 25 – Valkyria Chronicles 4
- Sept. 25 – The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode 2: Suffer the Children
- Sept. 27 – Life Is Strange 2 – Episode 1
- Sept. 28 – FIFA 19