Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks for December 2023: Discord Nitro, Fallout 76, and all benefits

Xbox Game Pass at Gamescom 2018
(Image credit: Future)

As the name suggests, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the ultimate, online premium subscription service for Xbox consoles. This service has many features that enhance the users' experience of the Xbox platform like the ability to freely download and play hundreds of Xbox games for a limited time. Gain access to exclusive deals and discounts that will help you save tons of money when purchasing games. And play Xbox games on the go through your mobile devices thanks to Xbox Cloud Gaming, all for a small monthly fee.

There are so many more benefits to subscribing to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. One of which is one of the more underappreciated aspects of the service — Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks. Every month, subscribers will be rewarded with Perks that contain in-game items and free access to the premium features of third-party apps.

The list of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks on offer changes from month to month. So, we have decided to compile a list of all Game Pass Perks currently available and update it when new Perks arrive. This way, you can keep up to date on the latest Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks and grab them at your leisure.

What are Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks?

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks can best be described as free downloadable content provided by Microsoft as a reward for those who subscribe to the service. These Perks can take the form of in-game items like player costumes, weapon skins, playable characters, or even in-game currency that can be used to purchase content from the in-game stores.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks aren't just for video games; they also apply to third-party apps. For example, some Perks can grant you temporary free access to the premium features of a third-party app like Discord or Spotify, which generally require you to pay a separate monthly fee to access.

There are some caveats when obtaining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks. For starters, the Perks are only available on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. If you only have a free or an Xbox Live Gold account or are only subscribed to Game Pass PC or Game Pass Console, you will need to upgrade it to an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate account to claim the Perks.

Secondly, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks are available for a limited time, so you will need to claim the Perks before the time limit on them expires. Once you have claimed a Perk, you then receive a grace period in which you must redeem the Perk's code before the appointed deadline. And thirdly, you will need to own the game or app the Perks are associated with before you can use them.

How do I claim Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks?

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

There are multiple methods where you can claim Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks. The first is by signing into your Xbox home console, scrolling down the home page, and opening up the Game Pass menu. Then, you will need to click on the "Perks" option, where the list of Game Pass Perks resides. Select and click on the Perk you want, and then you will see a screen where you can grab the Perk's code by clicking on the "Claim" option. Finally, you will then be taken to the Microsoft Store, where you can redeem the code and download it to your console.

The second method is by opening the Xbox Game Pass app on your tablet or smartphone, clicking on your profile, and seeing the list of Perks at the top. Then click on the Perk you want, press the "Claim" button, and you will be given a code that must be entered on the Microsoft Store via your home Xbox console or PC to redeem the content. Do note that some Perks might be unavailable on the mobile app.

The third method is to open up your Xbox app on your Windows PC. On the top left-hand corner, click on "Game Pass" to open up the Game Pass menu to see "Perks" in the middle of the screen. Click on that, and you will access the list of Perks where you can select the Perk you want, claim the code, and then redeem it in the Microsoft Store app.

Do note that when claiming a Perk for a third-party app, you will be given a link that takes you directly to the website for the associated app, where you can redeem the benefits of the Perk.

List of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks

Below is the complete list of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks currently available and their deadlines and grace periods. New Perks are added on an irregular schedule from month to month, so we will be on the lookout for these additional Perks to ensure you don't miss out on these free rewards.

Discord Nitro (free three months of Nitro) — Claim by December 30, 2023, and redeem by December 31, 2023

(Image credit: Discord)

Discord is one of the most popular voice and text messaging apps that goes hand-in-hand with gaming. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is currently offering a limited-timed Perk which gains you access to a free three-month trial of Discord Nitro.

Discord Nitro is a premium version of Discord and it features a ton of special benefits compared to the regular version. This app includes an increased upload capacity of 100MB so you can share higher quality videos and image files, a wider library of emojis, boosted server performance, the ability to stream at HD quality through screenshare, and much more.

Fallout 76 (5th Birthday Bundle) — Claim by December 17, 2023, and redeem by December 24, 2023

(Image credit: Bethesda Game Studios)

Fallout 76 is an MMORPG that allows players to band together in parties, explore the vast wilderness of the Fallout universe, and embark on all kinds of post-apocalyptic adventures. Celebrate the 5th anniversary of Fallout 76 with the 5th Birthday Bundle.

This Perk bundle contains a Vault Boy Fireworks Stand, an American Bowling Alley Lane, a 5th Anniversary Vault Boy Photomode Frame, a Vault-Tec Quilt, a VTU Graduation Cap, and a Vault Boy Commemorative Lamp.

There are two separate valid versions for the 5th Birthday Bundle and they can only be claimed once per their respective platform: one for the Xbox consoles (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One) and one for PC. 

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis (December Member Monthly Bonus) — Claim and redeem by January 2, 2023

(Image credit: SEGA)

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is an MMORPG where you take on the role of warriors called ARKS and defend the plant of Halpha from mysterious alien monsters known as DOLLS. 

Stock up on supplies for future battles with the December Member Monthly Bonus Perk. This Perk will give you five N-Half Scape Dolls to revive yourself if you fall in battle and 50 Photo Chunks to augment the strength of your weapons and units.

This Perk is available for the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC versions of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis and can only be claimed once per account. Be aware that this Perk is unavailable in Belgium, Japan, the Netherlands, and South Korea.

KartRider: Drift (Lucci Loot Pack) — Claim by January 29, 2024, and redeem by February 5, 2024

(Image credit: Nexon America)

KartRider: Drift is a free-to-play competitive racing game where eight players create karts and use them to win first place in adrenaline-pumping, racing tournaments. Purchase new karts and more by grabbing the KartRider: Drift Lucci Look Pack.

This Perk pack contains 14,000 Lucci coins that you can spend on purchasing in-game items like new karts, outfits, stickers, and more.

This Perk is available for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One versions of KartRider: Drift and can only be claimed once per account.

What Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks will you take?

The free items and codes from these Perks is just the tip of the digital iceberg when comes to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate's benefits. With this list, we hope we have informed you of these bonus rewards, so you can claim extra content for the best Xbox Game Pass games on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Windows PC.


Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

With the power of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can experience hundreds of the greatest video games at a meager monthly cost. This subscription service is too good to miss out for any gamer, whether they want AAA blockbuster extravaganzas or artistic, thought-provoking indie treasures.

Buy from: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Amazon

Alexander Cope

Alexander Cope is a gaming veteran of 30-plus years, primarily covering PC and Xbox games here on Windows Central. Gaming since the 8-bit era, Alexander's expertise revolves around gaming guides and news, with a particular focus on Japanese titles from the likes of Elden Ring to Final Fantasy. Alexander is always on deck to help our readers conquer the industry's most difficult games — when he can pry himself away from Monster Hunter that is!