Best free Microsoft Teams backgrounds – video game edition: Tons of options from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5, and more

Rabia Noureen

By now, for many of us, video conferencing has become an essential part of our daily life, whether for socializing or for work-related reasons. Whatever the reason is, there is no need for others to look at a boring blank wall behind you, seeing you stuck inside your pyjamas, or tolerate your kids wandering in the same room. Let’s spice things up a bit.

Besides our recent collection of free virtual backgrounds for Microsoft Teams, you can also download backgrounds from some of the upcoming games for the Xbox Series X announced last week including Bright Memory: Infinite, Dirt 5, Bloodlines 2, Second Extinction, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and more. But before we dive into the background images, we invite you to check out how to add your own custom Teams backgrounds on Windows and macOS.

Best Video Game Backgrounds For Microsoft Teams

If you are looking for ways to impress your colleagues and friends with your exciting Microsoft Teams background images, read on for our top video game backgrounds for Microsoft Teams:

Bright Memory: Infinite

Bright Memory: Infinite background image

Bright Memory: Infinite is one of the most impressive-looking games shipping on Xbox Series X, and Microsoft Teams users can already place themselves inside the combo-heavy action world. Just step into the fast-paced world an agent of The Supernatural Science Research Organization and convince your colleagues that the year is 2036.

Download Bright Memory: Infinite Backgrounds

Dirt 5

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This Dirt 5 backdrop will definitely force anyone to think that you are going for a drive all the way to race through extreme conditions and dynamic routes. Now anyone on Microsoft Teams can assume to be racing with various off-road vehicles around the globe including China, Arizona, Greece, and New York.

Download Dirt 5 Backgrounds here

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 custom background images

In case you find yourself stuck in an intense Teams’ meeting or failing to respond to a difficult question pointed at you, we got you covered. Any time your boss asks something you don’t know, get an image of werewolves, vampires, or demons behind you. However, be prepared to find people staring at your screen without listening to what you have just said.

Download Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Backgrounds


Scorn custom background images

If you’re like us and spend most of your time playing horror adventure games, why not let Scorn takeover your Microsoft Teams meetings as a virtual background. These stills would not only let your co-workers explore the fascinating world of Scorn, but will instantly set you apart from other participants in your daily meetings.

Download Scorn Backgrounds

Second Extinction

Second Extinction custom background images

Is your room a mess right now? Trick your friends into thinking that you are teaming up with them to battle mutated dinosaurs in Second Extinction. This background image will indicate that undead creatures have taken over the world and you need to kill them as they approach your team.

Download Second Extinction Backgrounds

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

If the stay at home orders have left you feeling a bit trapped into your room’s four walls, consider escaping into the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. This background from the game will put you in the role of Eivor, a Viking raider, and clan leader.

Download Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Backgrounds

The Ascent

The Ascent background image

Watching wonderful creatures from across the galaxy sounds pretty much fun, so why not trying to spend some time there yourself? Find a background from the game that makes it look like you are on one of many planets across the galaxy, far away from this coronavirus-infected planet.

Download The Ascent Backgrounds

Call of the Sea

Even though very few people are travelling right now, it doesn’t mean that you are denied of virtual trips. Microsoft Teams will let you add the Call Of the Sea background images to serve as your calming background. Just be prepared for an expedition across the high seas to search for Norah’s missing husband “Harry”.

Download Call Of The Sea Backgrounds

Let us know your favorite Teams backgrounds

The Custom background in Microsoft Teams is a pretty interesting solution for your boredom, especially when you find yourself working from home for a long time. Your virtual meetings could be a lot more fun if you start weekly background contests to motivate your team. Sounds good? Tag @onmsft on Twitter to show us your favorite Microsoft Teams background which has won the weekly contest, and be sure to stay tuned to OnMSFT as we continue to explore Microsoft Teams backgrounds options.