What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate was previously only available to Xbox Insiders.
- You can purchase three months for $15 through Best Buy right now.
- After that you'll be charged $15 a month through Microsoft.
- Just go to Best Buy and pick it up.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate combines Xbox Game Pass for consoles, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Live Gold into one complete package. There are rumors that it will also include access to "Project xCloud" game streaming when it's available later this year, but that hasn't been confirmed yet.
Right now, there's a promotion going on that can allows you to get three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $15 on Best Buy. Considering that the $1 upgrade from Microsoft is over, this is the next best option. Keep in mind that this deal is limited to one code per customer.
If you don't purchase this, then you'll have to pay $15 a month for the service through the company. In a few months when retailers like Amazon offer discounts on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you should stock up so you don't have to pay $15 a month.
Best of the best
Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over a hundred games for one monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also adds Xbox Live Gold to the package so you can play online with your friends.
Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories
Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.
PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One ($15 at Amazon)
This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.
ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub ($19 at Amazon)
This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.
Controller Gear stand ($13 at Amazon)
Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.