Most games these days have a multiplayer component, and if you aren't connected you're missing out on some vital stuff. Keep your membership going with this Xbox Live Gold 12-month card on sale for $49.99 at Newegg. Just use the code SSBRAA23 during checkout to knock $10 off the price. The card is $60 without the code, which is the normal price for a year of Xbox Live Gold. This is one of Newegg's Shell Shocker deals, which means the code will expire at the end of the day.
Xbox Live Gold is the primary way to play multiplayer games online when you're playing games on Xbox. It has been for years of course, but there are new changes coming all the time. One subscription gives you multiplayer access to all of your games, and that includes more than just player-on-player action. Play co-op games with others like in the new Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Engage in Horde Mode in Gears of War with friends. There's a lot you can do online that isn't just Call of Duty multiplayer.
This subscription is also how you gain access to Xbox Games with Gold, which releases several new games for free every month. There are some great games you can pick up at no cost to you. It's a great way to try some new stuff and branch out a bit from your comfort zone, too. Plus you can get some exclusive discounts on everything from new games to downloadable content.
There have been a lot of changes to Xbox Live Gold recently for better and worse. One of the biggest changes is that free-to-play games are now free to play online even without Gold. That includes some titles like Fortnite and Smite and some other really popular games.
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