When will the Xbox May 2021 GWG games be out?

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The May 2021 Games With Gold lineup has finally been revealed and you can check it out below.

Not only can you see which games are available for free throughout the month, we've got the info you need on when exactly they'll be available.


LATEST - May 2021 Lineup Revealed

The Games With Gold lineup for May 2021 has been revealed by Major Nelson on Twitter.

He has revealed the lineup via the official image, as he usually does each month. You can check it out below.

The list and the dates are:

  • Armello - May 1-15
  • Dungeon 3 - May 16-31
  • LEGO Batman - May 1-15 (Xbox 360)
  • Tropico 4 - May 16-31 (Xbox 360)

You will be able to pick up the first two games from this coming Saturday.


May 2021 GWG Announcement Time

First things first, let's talk about the Games With Gold announcement. These always take place at the same time each month so it's thankfully one aspect of this monthly event that we can predict with quite a lot of accuracy.

Xbox's Major Nelson always announced the next month's Games With Gold games on the last Tuesday of the month.

Xbox Games With Gold May 2021 Release Date
SO MUCH TO PLAY - Games With Gold always adds another four free games to your library every month

With this in mind, we're expecting the May 2021 Games With Gold announcement to drop on April 27th at 11:00 EST / 16:00 BST. As for the actual release of the May 2021 Games With Gold games... that's a little different.

Xbox Games With Gold Release Schedule

This is where things get a little confusing. The actual Games With Gold titles release in cannon throughout the month. There's a first half and a second-half if you like.


One Xbox One title always releases on the first of the month and then the second comes halfway through, but for a whole month. There are always two titles on offer, basically.

So, for May 2021... We're expecting one Xbox One title from May 1st until May 15th. Then, we're expecting another one to release on May 16th until June 15th. It's a little weird, but it works.

It works the same way for the Xbox 360 titles, except these, are usually only around for the month and don't stretch into the month after. For an idea of what we mean, you can check out last month's announcement below:

Predictions, Leaks, and More

At the moment, we don't have any solid leaks to throw your way regarding the May 2021 Games With Gold games release. However, we do have a couple of cheeky predictions to throw your way.

Firstly, as Resident Evil Village is right around the corner... We could be looking at another Resident Evil title coming to Games With Gold. Both Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 7 Biohazard are the two that we think we could see. Resident Evil 6 is... A controversial one, so we're hoping it isn't that.

Games With Gold May 2021 Release Date SSX
IT'S TRICKY! - Predicting a Games With Gold game can be pretty hard, right?

As for the Xbox 360 games, we're throwing a couple of classics out there. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, SSX, and Ninja Gaiden 2 are all games we want to see. We're not sure we'll see any of these, but we can hope, right?

We'll keep you updated on the latest leaks and rumours as and when they pop up.