Cheapest Xbox Game Pass deals: Best prices for July 2022

Xbox Game Pass at Gamescom 2018
Xbox Game Pass at Gamescom 2018 (Image credit: Matt Brown / Windows Central)

Xbox Game Pass is often described as one of the best deals in gaming — and rightly so. Microsoft's subscription offers incredible value, compounding hundreds of games in its digital library, all available for a flat monthly fee.

You can now find Game Pass on Xbox consoles, PCs, and even mobiles, plus an all-inclusive Ultimate tier that bundles various perks into one place. With all Microsoft titles included at launch, alongside other hit games, it's steadily becoming a must-have for the latest and greatest Xbox games. Plus, with the right know-how, saving on your Xbox Game Pass subscription is easy.

Today's best Xbox Game Pass deals

These are the best Xbox Game Pass deals out there, all offering a saving on the usual going rate. Limited-time promotions and codes from third-party retailers are your best opportunity to score a deal — though you can also save by buying a few months in bulk.

U.S. Xbox console and PC subscribers pay the same for Xbox Game Pass, providing access to the service and all the new Xbox Game Pass games on your preferred platform. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs a little extra, but includes both platforms, cloud gaming access, and other features.

Microsoft doesn't officially offer discounts on bulk Xbox Game Pass purchases, though third-party retailers regularly cut prices online. When looking for the best prices, there are still usually sizeable savings on either of the three plans.

Best Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals

Current Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals deliver a moderate saving on multiple-month subscriptions, as an easy way to save extra over regular monthly installments. Ultimate generally comes in one- and three-month codes, the latter providing a discount over purchasing directly through Microsoft.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate delivers incredible value, including all the games on Xbox consoles and PC, plus Xbox Live Gold. It also includes Xbox Cloud Gaming, unlocking full-fledged Xbox games on iOS and Android phones, Mac, and almost any other device with a web browser. EA Play also comes bundled too, with around 100 more EA-published games, available on Xbox and PC. Exclusive Game Pass perks unlock extended trials for Spotify, Discord, and Disney+ free of charge, plus exclusive rewards in popular games.

Best Xbox Game Pass deals

Those looking for an Xbox Game Pass subscription on Xbox One can purchase a standalone Xbox Game Pass subscription without the bloat of additional services. The standard Xbox Game Pass plan is platform-specific, with separate versions tied to console or PC. The version for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S has a rich library of over 200 games, including Microsoft titles from launch.

Xbox Game Pass for console usually costs $10 per month, but users can regularly secure hefty discounts on an entry-level plan. The best savings are tied up with several months in one transaction for long-term savings. The best Xbox Game Pass prices for Xbox follow:

One secret trick: The cheapest Xbox Game Pass deal out there in 2022

The best Xbox Game Pass deal in 2022 comes directly from Microsoft, although limited to new subscribers only, still yet to try its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. The lucrative deal allows newcomers to access up to 36 months of its Ultimate tier by investing a little as $1.

Microsoft has offered this deal for some time now, allowing Xbox Live Gold customers to "convert" their existing membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1/£1/€1. It translates any current months to the subscription at a 1:1 conversion ratio, with every remaining month of Xbox Live Gold on their account unlocking one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This conversion maxes out at 36 months for those with at least 36 months of Xbox Live Gold redeemed to their account.

Stocking up on Xbox Live Gold is the best way to leverage this deal, with discounted yearly codes a low-cost way to rack up your subscription, often found. It's the cheapest entry-point into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, saving hundreds over the usual $15 monthly rate, with access to all of the best Xbox Game Pass games. It won't work for those already subscribed to Ultimate, but it's the best option to get started in 2022. We've rounded up the best Xbox Live Gold discounts below, currently upgradable to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for those yet to try out the service.

Microsoft no longer sells bulk Xbox Live Gold memberships, meaning you won't find six-month or 12-month memberships via the Xbox Store. You can still find both via third-party retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and GameStop, including some at a discount below the usual RRP.

Is Xbox Game Pass worth it in 2022?

Our Xbox Game Pass review explains how the service is increasingly central to Microsoft's gaming vision, with new resources consistently invested in growing its value. That's seen Xbox Game Pass Ultimate swell into a powerhouse of content for cross-platform gaming, given offerings across Xbox consoles, PC, and even mobile devices. New partnerships contribute to this, with EA Play now a mainstay, coupled with limited-time promotions with video and music streaming firms.

The value of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate hugely depends on how you consume content, but the sheer volume of high-profile additions has made this a must-buy subscription, especially for Xbox owners hunting the best Xbox Game Pass games. The respective standalone plans for Xbox and PC also promise an extensive list of titles you won't find elsewhere, and with day-one inclusion of Microsoft-made titles, it soon proves its value. These Xbox Game Pass deals should make the decision a little easier, as the lowest prices right now.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.