Xbox Game Pass adds Valheim, Deathloop, Slime Rancher 2, and more this month

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Xbox has unveiled its next Game Pass additions, including Deathloop, Hardspace: Shipbreaker, Slime Rancher 2, Valheim, and more.

Later today, on September 20, Deathloop and Hardspace: Shipbreaker will both be finally joining the ever-expanding Xbox Game Pass line-up. Whereas Deathloop is coming to PC, cloud, and Xbox consoles, though, Hardspace: Shipbreaker is skipping out on the cloud launch, arriving only on new-gen Xbox consoles and PC.

Next, three new games are joining the service on Thursday, September 22. These would be couch co-op brawler SpiderHeck, narrative adventure game Beacon Pines, and the great Slime Rancher 2. While the former two will be coming to consoles and PC, Slime Rancher 2 will only debut on new-gen Xbox consoles in Xbox's Preview program.

Just five days later, on September 27, the 2D action-packed Moonscars, and the full launch of adventure game Grounded will be debuting on Xbox Game Pass. Two days after that, on September 29, the line-up bows out with the simulation game Let's Build A Zoo, and co-op action-adventure game Valheim (on PC only).

Xbox owners have been waiting over a year to get their hands on Deathloop, which launched in September 2021 for PC and PS5 players, despite being developed by an Xbox-owned studio. Since the Microsoft buyout of Bethesda came deep into Deathloop's development, however, it's not a surprise that the game wasn't there for Xbox players on day one, and still had a timed exclusivity deal in place.

Check out our full Deathloop walkthrough guide for help puzzling your way around the incredibly tricky island of Blackreef, as well as some Deathloop tips for more on the spot advice. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.