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?
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?
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.
Crunchyroll (seventy-five days of Premium) — Claim by October 20, 2023, and redeem by October 27, 2023
Crunchyroll is an online streaming service that broadcasts anime ranging from classic shows like One Piece, Dragon Ball, and Cowboy Bebop to modern day hits like My Hero Academia, Attacks on Titan, Spy X Family, Demon Slayer. Crunchyroll is teaming up with Xbox to give gamers a chance to obtain a free perk that grants seventy-five day access to Crunchyroll Premium.
With Crunchyroll Premium, you will be able to watch your favorite anime without being interrupted by ads, download episodes to view later offline, watch new episodes shortly after they have aired in Japan, gain access to digital manga, stream anime on four devices simultaneously, and more.
Discord Nitro (free three months of Nitro) — Claim by December 30, 2023, and redeem by December 31, 2023
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.
Naraka: Bladepoint (Season 9 Perks Bundle) — Claim by Sept. 19, 2023, and redeem by Sept. 26, 2023.
Naraka: Blackpoint is a battle royale focused purely on melee combat and has the players assume the roles of warriors, demons, and demigods of Eastern mythology and battle in an epic war for dominance. Season 9 has begun for Naraka: Bladepoint and brings with it the Season 9 Perks Bundle which includes legendary skins, EXP boosts, season treasures, Xbox-exclusive headgear, and more.
This Perk is available for the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC versions of Naraka: Bladepoint and can only be claimed once per account.
PUBG: Battlegrounds (2023 Summer Pack) — Claim by Sept. 19, 2023, and redeem by Sept. 26, 2023.
PUBG: Battlegrounds is a battle royale game where a hundred players are dropped into a warzone and scavenge any weapons they can get their hands on to kill off the opposition in order to become the last man standing. Get ready for the summer heat with the PUBG: Battlegrounds 2023 Summer Pack.
This Perk pack contains a Floral Yukata, five Hunter's Chests, five Hunter's Keys, and eighty Contraband Coupons.
This Perk is available for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One of PUBG: Battlegrounds and can only be claimed once per account.
Super Animal Royale (Season 8 Perks Pack) — Claim by September 19, 2023, and redeem by September 26, 2023.
Super Animal Royale is a top-down, 2D battle royale where animals are pitted against each other to see which one survives and comes out on top as the ultimate apex predator. Outfit your critters with stylish outfits and weapons with the Super Animal Royale (Season 8 Perks Pack.
This Perk pack contains a Green & Black Jersey, Green & Black Silenced Pistol, Green & Black Minigun, and Dogna's Green & Black Butterfly Gun.
This Perk is available for the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC versions of Super Animal Royale and can only be claimed once per account.
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis (September Member Monthly Bonus) — Claim and redeem by October 3, 2023
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 SeptemberMember 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.
EA Sports UFC 4 (Champion Fighter Customization Bundle) — Claim and redeem by October 5, 2023, and redeem by October 12, 2023.
EA Sports UFC 4 is a fighting game where you get to create a grizzled MMA fighter and fight your way through tournaments to become the greatest fighter of all time. Personalize your custom-made character and unlock legendary fighters with EA Sports UFC 4's Champion Fighter Customization Bundle.
This Perk Bundle grants access to Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury as playable characters, and gifts players the Kumite and Backyard Customization Packs.
This Perk is available for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One versions of EA Sports UFC 4 and can only be claimed once per account.
Minecraft (Three month subscription to Minecraft Realms) — Claim by October 5, 2023, and redeem by October 12, 2023.
Minecraft is one of the world's most famous sandbox games, where gamers of all ages come together to create fantastical worlds and battle ferocious creatures. Grab three months of free access to Minecraft Realms and host cloud-based servers for your friends to play in with the Minecraft Realms Plus Subscription Perk.
This Perk requires Minecraft Bedrock Edition installed and payment method to redeem. Subscription will continue automatically at the regular membership rate once the promotional period ends, unless cancelled. Existing Bedrock Realms subscribers within the last six months are not allowed to claim this Perk.
This Perk is available for the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC versions of Minecraft and can only be claimed once per account.
Apex Legends (Resurrection Supercharge Pack) — Claim by October 9, 2023, and redeem by October 16, 2023.
Apex is a free-to-play battle royale where assassins, cutthroat killers, and mercenaries across the galaxy fight in a lethal contest where only one man walks away alive and wins fame, fortune, and glory. Customize your favorite firearms with the Juiced Up Weapon Charm.
This Perk is available for EA Play Members and Xbox Game Pass subscribers. It is valid for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One versions of Apex Legends and can only be claimed once per account.
World of Warships: Legends (Prince of the Seas Pack) — Claim and redeem by October 10, 2023
World of Warships: Legends is a free-to-play, multiplayer-focused naval-combat game where your goal is to sink enemies using heavily armed battleships. Send your enemies to kingdom come with the World of Warships: Legends Prince of the Seas Pack.
This Perk pack contains a Soviet Tier III Premium battleship called Knyaz, a Japanese Tier II Premium cruiser called Katori, five days of Premium Account access, one Insignia, five Promotion Orders, fifteen European camouflages, fifteen Type 4 camouflages, twenty Common Ship XP Boosters, twenty Common Credit Boosters, twenty Common Commander XP Boosters, twenty Common Global XP Boosters, and twenty Common Battle Boosters
This perk is available for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One versions of World of Warships: Legends and can only be claimed once per account.
Overwatch 2: Invasion (New Heroes Starter Pack) — Claim by October 10, 2023, and redeem by October 17, 2023
Overwatch 2 is a competitive multiplayer hero-shooter where players as a group of superheroes called Overwatch and defend the world from natural disasters, terrorists, and supervillains. Get a head start on the new Invasion update with Overwatch 2: Invasion New Heroes Starter Pack.
This Perk pack grants players instant access to Sojourn, Junker Queen, Kiriko, Ramratta, Lifeweaver, and Illari. In addition, this pack also contains one Legendary Skin and other cosmetic items for the aforementioned heroes.
This perk is available for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One versions of Overwatch 2 and can only be claimed once per account.
Fallout 76 (Lunchtime Bundle) — Claim by October 17, 2023, and redeem by October 24, 2023.
Fallout 76 is a popular MMORPG where players get to band together as Vault Dwellers and explore the vast Wasteland of the Fallout universe. Pack essential supplies for your adventures with Fallout 76 Lunchtime Bundle.
This Perk bundle contains Perk Packs, Repair Kits, Carry Weight Boosters, Lunchboxes, and Scout Banners.
There two seperate valid versions for the Lunchtime 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.
KartRider: Drift (Lucci Loot Pack) — Claim by November 13, 2023, and redeem by November 20, 2023.
KartRider: Drift is a free-to-play competitive racing game where eight players challenge each other in exciting online-only races using player-customized karts. Get a leg up on the competition by using 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.
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