Microsoft has offered the best gaming features of their Xbox Series X and S to Windows 11. Windows 11 will mark a new revolution to the game’s world with incredible Auto HDR, DirectStorage, and the Xbox Game Pass features. All of them were previously parts of the latest Xbox Consoles, which have freely shipped to Windows 11 without extra charges.
Most of the games on PCs were using Standard Dynamics Range (SDR) but Windows 11 has changed it forever by automatically enabling the High Dynamics Range (Auto HDR) for all the games. The HDR will enhance the brightness and colors to the richness and depth of the image.
Whereas, DirectStorage technology with NVMe SSD will mark the fastest loading and performance improvements to the games. The DirectStorage Optimized Technology will load the game’s assets to the Graphics Card without throttling the CPU.
The Xbox Game Pass is one of the best initiatives to enable the hundreds of PC games for Windows 11 users at a reasonable membership fee. The Xbox app has been integrated with Windows 11 to let users enjoy the most powerful gaming experience ever.
Now, comes our list of the best free-to-play games for Windows 11 across all the genres. We went through the data of the most played games and have listed them in their popularity order. Before we begin the list just be aware of the addictive games and their rewards which have trapped millions of users into their gameplay.
Minecraft is the best game to create our own virtual world across Windows 11 or 10 PCs, Android, iOS, tablets, Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation consoles. Also, explore the 3D infinite structures build by millions of players to get the raw materials, tools, and items. The players can team up with friends to fight with opponents mobs and players.
Minecraft is freely available on the Microsoft Store of Windows 11. Further, it consists of multiple gaming modes such as Survival mode, Hardcore mode, Creative mode, Adventure mode, and Spectator mode. We have covered all the information about the gameplay and the steps to download and play Minecraft for free on Windows 11.
The Valorant is the first-person shooting game played between two teams of five players each. The Valorant was released by the Riot Games, creators of the most popular MOBA the Leagues of Legends. It’s freely available to download from the Riot Games Client and the Epic Games Store for Windows 11 and 10.
The Riot Games is known for its best Anti-cheat Vanguard Tools to blocks the hackers and cheaters in the game. The Vanguard also requires the TPM 2.0 chip and the Secure Boot support to run Valorant on Windows 11.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the best survival game by Krafton. The players take a jump from the flying airplane on their selected map in the team of the squad, duo, or solo to find the weapons, tools, and first-aids to kill other players and keep themselves alive till last to win the Chicken Dinner.
The PUBG: Battlegrounds offers various maps, modes, and even training to give the best gameplay to the users. It has gone viral since it’s a free-to-play release for Android and iOS. Now, PUBG is also free to play a game for Windows 11 users on Steam.
Fortnite is the most creative battle royale game available on all the platforms such as Windows, MAC, iOS, Android, Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation. The Epic Games has kept it free to play since beginning to attract over 125 million users in less than a year after a release.
Fortnite can be downloaded for free from the Epic Game Store on Windows 11. The users can additionally pay for their favorite costumes, weapon skins, and the battle pass over each season.
Asphalt 9: Legends
The free games list can’t be completed without the Asphalt racing game by Gameloft Barcelona. As the name suggests, Asphalt 9: Legends is the ninth game in the series. The Gameloft has improved all the aspects from the much faster cars, controls, autopilots, nitro, and race modes to the peak.
There are over 149 cars divided into five different classes of D, C, B, A, and S. The car can be upgraded to its new capability with a new star and the boosters. The Windows 11 user can enjoy the different tracks with online multiplayer racing. The Asphalt 9 Legends is freely available on Microsoft Store.
The Counter-Strike is the very first shooting game for Windows, played between two teams of terrorists and counter-terrorists. Each game offers a mission to each team either blast the bomb, assassination or take the hostages. The opponent teams will counter by defusing the bomb, escort missions, and rescuing the hostages.
There are four main titles namely Counter-Strike, Condition Zero, Source, and Global Offensive under the series. Over a million players still enjoy the Counter-Strike on their PCs. The Windows 11 user can download Counter-Strike for free of cost from Steam.
Dota 2 is a sequel to one of the best MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games the Defense of the Ancients (DotA). Each player is assigned with their favorite hero with special capabilities and power. Each game is played on a map divided into separate bases between the two teams of five players each.
Dota 2 is also a popular esports game worth millions of dollars in prize pools and worldwide media coverage. It’s a free-to-play game on steam for Windows 11 and 10 devices.
Leagues of Legends
From the inspiration of the Dota and Warcraft III, Riot Games published the Leagues of Legends. It is one of the first free-to-play games for both Windows and MAC. This MOBA Leagues of Legends also divides the tens players into two teams of five players with a champion character to defend their base on the map by combating the opponents.
With a long lifespan and the largest esports viewers of over 100 million registered users, Leagues of Legends is also played by Windows 11 users. Further, it has also made its way into many music albums, videos, comics, animated series, and a mobile version.
Apex Legends is the battle royale game of three players squads, twenty teams, and default characters with different power. It’s absolutely free for all the users on Windows 11/10 and consoles except for in-game purchases to customize characters and weapons.
Each team member must select the unique character from the 19 available characters. One player must be assigned as a jumpmaster to land together on a map to fight and win against 19 teams.
The Destiny 2 is the massively role-playing multiplayer online game (MMO) for Windows, Xbox, PlayStation, and Stadia. The player may master themselves to strike, dungeons, or raid to join their favorite clans with the most popular players. Destiny 2 supports both player versus environment (PvE) and player versus player (PvP) game modes.
The Destiny 2 was released with the pay-to-play model and then Bungie converted it into a free-to-play model after acquiring it from Activision.
The Rocket League is a soccer game with rocket-powered cars. It supports both the single-player and multiplayer modes with the objective of hitting a ball into the opponent’s goalpost. The sixteen players game on a ground specially built for the cars to battle in the team of eight players each to score points.
If you are a fan of soccer and cars then Rocket League will be the best fit for your entertainment. The Rocket League is available on the Epic Games for Windows 11 and Windows 10 users. It also supports cross-platform multiplayer gameplay across Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, MAC, Linux, and Nintendo.