Xbox has been long-considered the home of shooters, first shaped by its pioneering Xbox Live network atop the Halo franchise. This persists today, with most major entries to the genre thriving on Microsoft's flagship console. Grab your gun, find some ammo, and take aim; these are the best Xbox One shooter titles in 2019.

★ Editor's Choice

Apex Legends

Kicking off 2019 with its surprise release, Electronic Arts enters the battle royale genre with this free-to-play shooter. From the team behind Titanfall, Apex Legends delivers perfected last-man-standing gameplay, backed by strong core mechanics and playable heroes. While still in its early days, it's already the hottest battle royale on the block.

Free at Microsoft

Future warfare

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Evolving the hit shooter franchise, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 fully embraces its multiplayer strengths. Blackout battle royale steals the spotlight, while zombies and competitive modes further expand its offerings.

$38 at Amazon

Epic royale


Fornite Battle Royale is dominating gaming across the globe, dropping 100 players into tense last-man-standing encounters. It's a universally accessible shooter, only aided by its free-to-play model.

Free at Microsoft

All-out action

Battlefield V

Battlefield V is the best WW2-themed shooter today, with stunning visuals and explosive, dynamic combat. It revamps the formula with a bigger emphasis on squad-based play and resources, alongside a "Firestorm" battle royale mode in 2019 for free.

$35 at Amazon

Alone in space


Prey represents a convergence of Deus Ex's RPG shooter combat, Bioshock's tense atmosphere, and Half Life's theoretical science-heavy plot. If you're a fan of any of those games, Prey can't be missed.

$20 at Amazon

Unleash hell


Send demons back to hell with this fast-paced return of the classic arcade shooter. Leveraging tight gunplay, gore-filled takedowns, and crazy firepower, DOOM will always satisfy that shooter itch.

$14 at Amazon

Tactical response

Rainbow Six Siege

The popularity of Ubisoft's tactical shooter has skyrocketed, putting strategy and forethought at the heart of its gameplay. With strong core mechanics and regular free content, you won't want to overlook this competitive FPS.

$20 at Amazon

Fight to win

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PUBG is accredited for kickstarting battle royale's modern success, in part due to its unprecedented open-world gunplay. It's a little clunky on Xbox One, but it's still a tour de force of suspenseful action.

$15 at Microsoft

Relive a classic

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Rounding up over a decade of Master Chief, this all-inclusive bundle packs the best of Halo. Upgraded for Xbox One X, experience all campaigns and multiplayer in 4K and HDR.

$30 at Amazon

Fun for all


Blizzard's expertise prevails in this hit shooter, featuring a fun cast of diverse and balanced heroes. It's easy to pick up, with depth to reward long-term players, simply among today's most gratifying multiplayer titles.

$32 at Amazon

With countless shooters for Xbox One, these are the nine that can't be missed. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is one of 2018's top shooter releases so far, stringing together battle royale, competitive multiplayer, and cooperative play. For those who play alone, Bethesda's single-player lineup of DOOM and Prey is sure to satisfy.

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