Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is normally only $1 for the first month when new subscribers sign up. Right now, that deal is three times as good as new subscribers can get three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1. The deal is available now through the Microsoft Store.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate combines Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold into one subscription for a flat monthly fee. With the subscription, you get access to Xbox Game Pass for Xbox consoles, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming on mobile devices.
The whole package
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold combined
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate combines Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass into a single subscription. With it, you can play Xbox Game Pass titles on consoles, PCs, and supported mobile devices. It also allows you to play online with your friends.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate has over 100 games available that you can play on a wide range of devices. Right now, the best phones for Xbox Cloud Gaming are Android devices, but Microsoft is currently testing Xbox Cloud Gaming on iOS and Windows 10 PCs. Over time, you'll be able to play Xbox Game Pass titles on just about every device, making the subscription much more flexible.
While Microsoft no longer requires Xbox Live Gold to play free-to-play games online, you still need a subscription to play paid games online.
Once you sign up, make sure to check out our guide on the best Xbox Game Pass Games in May 2021 to get started.
Over the three months that you get of the service for just $1, make sure to start saving up Microsoft Rewards. You can use those points to get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for free.
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