Microsoft recently announced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a new subscription service that bundles Xbox Game Pass (for console and PC) and Xbox Live Gold for $ 14.99 a month. This saves you $ 15 per month compared to a separate payment for these services.
If you'd like to give it a try, there's a promotion that gives you a one-month trial of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $ 1. Before you redeem it, however, you should know it's possible to save a lot of money on Game Pass Ultimate for the next three years with the trial.
With Microsoft, Xbox players can order prepaid Xbox Live Gold for up to 36 months. Turning on the $ 1 trial for a limited time will automatically convert future months into the more expensive Game Pass Ultimate, saving you hundreds of dollars. For a measure of how much money you can save, it costs about $ 180 for three years of Xbox Live Gold. If you add the $ 1 action, you'll receive Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for about $ 181 for three years. If you paid the full $ 14.99 per month for Game Pass Ultimate, you would pay nearly 540 for those three years Cost US dollars.
It is worth noting that this is a one off offer. If you've already used the offer to get one month for $ 1 (unfortunately your hand is getting bigger), you took your chance to convert Xbox Live Gold to Game Pass Ultimate. But if you have not used it yet, here's how to get the most out of your money.
How to Convert Your XBL Service to Game Pass Ultimate
- To participate in this free conversion, you must first enter You must purchase an Xbox Live Gold subscription (assuming you do not have one). Microsoft is likely to stop selling Xbox Live Gold at some point as it causes players to buy Game Pass Ultimate. However, you can still buy digital codes for the service in three, six, or twelve-month increments on Amazon.
- The next step is to enable the Xbox Live Gold codes in your account, either through the Microsoft website or directly from your Xbox One console. Microsoft states that the terms of this promotion can be changed. Therefore, I would do this sooner than later, as there is no indication when the conversion of Xbox Live Gold to Game Pass Ultimate will stop.
- Now you can safely use the $ 1 Game Pass Ultimate Trial. Once you've redeemed the offer, clicking the Services & Subscriptions tab on the Microsoft website will display a similar picture as above.
In my case, I did not know the strategy described above, so I paid more than I could, but at least I have Game Pass Ultimate for a few months now. (I'm having subscription issues with subscription services that are not Spotify or Hulu, so I only redeemed Xbox Live Gold for three months.) We hope that this action will add value.
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