Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, everything you need to know about the definitive Microsoft service

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Announced in April by Inside Xbox and made available in June, the new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate program takes Microsoft's popular service to the next level.

But what is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

One of the big demands made by subscribers was to have the ability to take out a single subscription that includes both Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold.

This is exactly what Xbox Game Pass Ultimate does on both Xbox One consoles and PC (in this case it's still in Beta). This allows subscribers to get all the benefits of both programs.



Vantaggi Xbox Live Gold:

In addition to allowing you to play online, the additional benefits of having an active Xbox Live Gold membership are:

  • The ability to download four free games each month via Games with Gold (two Xbox One titles and two Xbox 360 titles)
  • Additional weekly discounts on many titles.

Xbox Game Pass Benefits:

Xbox Game Pass gives you unlimited access to a catalog of over 100 games compatible with Xbox One and Xbox 360 (for a list of all games visit: Xbox Game Pass), as well as giving you a 20% discount on Xbox One game purchases and a 10% discount on all related add-ons for any game belonging to the Xbox Game program Pass.

How much does Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cost?

€ 12,99 per month, but regional prices may vary. As a special bonus for new subscribers, the subscription price is € 1 for the first month. If you are a resident of the United States, you will also get Spotify Premium.



Where is the service available?

Service, in Xbox One version, is currently available in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, countries Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea (PC game plan not available), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey (PC game plan not available), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.

As for the PC versionXbox Game Pass PC Games plan is currently available in the following countries: Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, Greece , Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, United States, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan , Turkey, Hungary.

How can I get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

On Xbox One by going to Store> Subscriptions. From the web by going to Xbox Game Pass.

Since when is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate available?

After an early access program for Xbox Insider subscribers, Microsoft has officially begun the rollout of the service starting from June 9 2019.

What happens to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass memberships after signing up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

When you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass will merge with the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate plan. So if you decide to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and are subscribed to Live Gold and / or Game Pass, all remaining prepaid months will turn into Ultimate subscription months: For example, if you have 6 active Gold months and 4 Game Pass months , by paying 1 € (or the cost to be paid at the first registration), the 6 months + 4 + 1 will become 11 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (up to a maximum of 36 months).



With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, can I continue to redeem Live Gold and Game Pass codes?

After joining the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate plan, you can continue to redeem your Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass codes. These codes will automatically convert to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with a ratio based on the ERP (Estimated Retail Price) of those codes.

Get:

1 month of Gold - 20 days of Ultimate

3 months of Gold - 50 days of Ultimate (1+ months)

6 months of Gold - 79 days of Ultimate (2+ months)

12 months of Gold - 4 months of Ultimate

24 months of Gold - 8 months of Ultimate

1 month of Xbox Game Pass (Console Games) - 20 days of Ultimate

3 months of Xbox Game Pass (Console Games) - 2 months of Ultimate

6 months of Xbox Game Pass (Console games) - 4 months of Ultimate

12 months of Xbox Game Pass (Console games) - 5 months of Ultimate

24 months of Xbox Game Pass (Console games) - 10 months of Ultimate

1 month of Xbox Game Pass for PC - 20 days of Ultimate

How can I cancel my Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership?

You can cancel your subscription at any time. Please note, any prepaid time upgrade cannot be converted back to Xbox Live Gold or other Xbox Game Pass plans.

In detail:

Go to the Services and Subscriptions page of your Microsoft account. Select Payment & Billing under the subscription you want to manage, then select Cancel. If you don't see the subscription, make sure you're signed in to the correct Microsoft account for that subscription. Follow the onscreen instructions: If recurring billing is turned on, you will see an option to end your subscription on the expiration date, which will turn off recurring billing. There may also be an option to terminate your subscription immediately, depending on your subscription status. If recurring billing is turned off, a message will confirm that the subscription has already been paid up to the expiration date. If your subscription has expired or suspended, you must pay the expired balance before canceling.



Need more help canceling your Xbox subscription?
If you are having trouble canceling your Xbox subscription, please review the following information before contacting support.

I was still charged for the Xbox subscription after canceling.

If you were billed after canceling your Xbox subscription, this probably indicates that you had a pending balance for the current subscription time when you turned off recurring billing. If you have canceled your subscription, you will not be charged again.

I don't see any Xbox subscriptions when I sign in, but I'm still billed for that.

If you don't see any subscriptions listed when you sign in to your account, make sure you're signed in with the correct Microsoft account. If you are not sure which Microsoft account you are using for your Xbox subscription, use the lost account solution or the lost password solution.

I'm paying for another person's subscription

If you're paying for someone else's Xbox subscription, you can't cancel it. The Microsoft account owner must follow the steps in the “How to cancel Xbox subscription online” section to cancel the subscription.

Can I share Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

Yes. By setting the console as “home”, the subscription will be shared with any profile connected to the console. Furthermore, the subscription, being linked to your Xbox profile, can be used on any Xbox console or PC with Windows 10.

How long will the games be available in the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate catalog?

Access will be unlimited until the end of the subscription or until the game is removed from the catalog.

In conclusion

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a service that we believe every Xbox One owner should subscribe to. It includes all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, gives you unlimited access to over 100 games that are updated periodically, and new exclusives like Gears 5, State of Decay 2 and more are available on release day. Last but not least, subscribers can access exclusive offers and discounts of up to 20% off games in the Xbox Game Pass library and up to 10% off add-on games and related consumables. The price of € 12,99 per month is more than justified, as the package offered by Microsoft is currently the most complete that can be had in the gaming landscape. If you are not convinced, we remind you that for € 1 you can sign up and try the service to see if it is right for you or not.

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