Microsoft accidentally confirms Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will be a day one Xbox Game Pass release


Microsoft appears to have accidentally revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will be available on Xbox Game Pass on its release day. The Verge reporter Tom Warren shared a post on Twitter showing a notification from the Xbox Game Pass app announcing the inclusion of Black Ops 6 on the subscription service.

The notification, which was sent to users of the Xbox Game Pass app on both iPhone and Android devices, stated, “Just announced: Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is coming to Game Pass on day one later this year!” The notification also included a link to an unpublished blog post on, which is currently inaccessible.

While the notification was likely sent out prematurely, it suggests that an official announcement from Microsoft and Activision may be imminent. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Microsoft had decided to bring the next major Call of Duty title to Game Pass before the game’s official reveal. This move would mark the first time a game in the Call of Duty series is included in Game Pass.


Additionally, there have been reports of Microsoft considering a potential price increase for Xbox Game Pass, although no final decisions have been made yet. This decision could also impact the future inclusion of Call of Duty titles in Game Pass.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 was announced recently and is the latest installment in the popular first-person shooter franchise. A full reveal is scheduled during the Call of Duty Direct presentation on June 9, following the Xbox Games Showcase. This presentation is expected to provide more details about the game, including gameplay, characters, setting, and more.