Cheap Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: How to get half-price subscription

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The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription brings together all of Microsoft's gaming services. It is possible to subscribe to it for a ridiculous price, thanks to a conversion offer.





Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the best subscription offered by Microsoft for gamers. A trick validated by Microsoft allows you to take advantage of it at a low price, for less than 5 euros per month. It is the ideal offer to accompany the Xbox Series X or the Xbox Series S.


Le Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Let us first recall what the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers. This subscription officially marketed at 12,99 euros per month includes several offers.



  • Xbox Game Pass for console: unlimited access to over 100 games for download on Xbox One, Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X;
  • The PC Game Pass: it brings together another catalog of more than 100 games to download on Windows 10 or Windows 11;
  • Xbox Cloud gaming: more than 100 console games available in streaming on smartphone, tablet, PC and from the web on iPhone, iPad and Mac;
  • Xbox Live Gold, which allows online console play and offers free games each month;
  • The EA Play subscription, which includes old EA games and 10 hours of trial on new titles;
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate "benefits" that offer add-ons, consumables or partner offers.

The list of games integrated into Xbox Game Pass evolves every month with new games added, and sometimes games removed, as Netflix does with movies and series. In all, more than 350 games are included, divided between the PC and the Xbox.


In particular, we find Xbox Game Studio games at the same time as their box release, such as Flight Simulator, Psychonauts 2, Ori And The Will of The Wisps, Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite or soon Starfield and Redfall, but also video games. rather important third-party editors like Outriders, Football Manager 2022, or even Back 4 Blood, again as soon as they come out.



The "advantages" have been designed to integrate bonuses or DLC usually paid for in the games, with for example beginner's packs for Smite or Warframe, or even items for the World of Tanks game. Microsoft also regularly offers partner offers, sometimes including months of subscriptions to other services like Spotify Premium.

Thanks to a trick allowed by the firm, this subscription at 12,99 euros can spend less than 5 euros per month.

The trick: a very advantageous conversion rate

Let's start by saying that this trick was featured on the Xbox official blog, and was explicitly mentioned in the Xbox Game Pass FAQ on the Microsoft official site until the end of this month. year 2020. It is quite simple to understand: Microsoft offers players who already have an Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass subscription, with prepaid months, to be able to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and see their existing subscription time converted to the new service.

Where this is very advantageous is that the conversion rate applied at the time of subscription is 1 month for 1 month, within the limit of 36 months. In other words, you can for example take 24 months of Xbox Live Gold, then subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and get 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

The official Microsoft FAQ specified this trick until December 2020 //

Microsoft gave the following example in its FAQ: if a player already has 3 months of Xbox Live Gold when subscribing to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, this subscription becomes 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. As we said, the subscription conversion rate is no longer specified in the FAQ today.

Please note, this offer is only available for accounts without a current Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.. If you already have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, the conversion rate applied is not the same. You must therefore store up to a maximum of months of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, before subscribing, or wait for your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription to be terminated.

Once subscribed, the conversion rate is much less interesting // Source: screenshot

How to get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for less

Xbox Live Gold is officially billed at 59,99 euros for 1 year, compared to 156 euros for 12 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, we therefore save nearly 100 euros per year thanks to this trick. Here are the steps to follow.

Before proceeding, remember that this technique does not work which if you don't have a current Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. If you are already subscribed to this plan, then Microsoft practices a more traditional conversion and much less interesting.

If you don't have a subscription, or if you only have Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Classic (on PC, or Xbox), you can continue.

  • Order up to 36 months of Xbox Live Gold subscription.
  • Activate prepaid Xbox Live Gold card (s) on Microsoft account.
    • Be sure to refuse any months offered if and only if you expect to reach precisely 36 months
  • The Xbox Live Gold subscription should then show up on the Microsoft account.
  • Sign up for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

When subscribing to Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft will confirm that it will convert subscription time to the new service. The dedicated Microsoft account page makes sure of this. Once completed, the Xbox Live Gold subscription will show “Subscription converted to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate,” while the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription shows long term expiration. It is also on this page that you can cancel the automatic billing of the subscription, in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises after the prepaid period.

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Answers to frequently asked questions

Is this trick authorized by Microsoft?

Yes, Microsoft advertised it on their official US Xbox blog, encouraging gamers to purchase Xbox Live Gold before taking out Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership for a discounted price.

Is this tip still valid?

At 24 December 2021, this trick still works. However, the conversion rate is no longer explained in the official FAQ of Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass site. So you have to look at the latest testimonials, in the comments section of the article, to make sure that the trick still works.

Obviously, we'll update this article if in the future the trick should no longer work.

I have already been a Game Pass Ultimate subscriber or have already taken advantage of a tip or a trial offer

As long as your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription is no longer active, this tip is valid. If for example you were subscribed for 3 months from January to March 2020, you can take advantage of this tip. If you have subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for 1 month at 1 euro in June 2019, this is also possible.

The only condition is not to have an active Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

I have already used the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offer at 1 euro

The offer to subscribe to 1 euro for one or more months to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is completely independent of the conversion trick that we present here. If you have already benefited from a 1 euro subscription, which is only reserved for first subscriptions, you can still take advantage of the three-year conversion trick, as long as your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription has expired. .

Instead of paying $ 1 to convert 3 years of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions, you'll need to pay $ 12,99. The trick remains very interesting even taking this additional cost into account.

Will Microsoft end this trick?

This method allows you to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for 3 years at a reduced price. There is a good chance that sooner or later Microsoft will remove this option. The firm has also started to withdraw 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription cards from sale and no longer specifies the conversion rate in its FAQ.

What if I already have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription?

Converting from Xbox Live Gold to Game Pass Ultimate is only interesting if your account does not have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

To check your subscription, go to your Microsoft account settings, under "services and subscription". If your subscription expires in less than a few months, perhaps the best bet is to remove the automatic renewal and wait for the end of the subscription before using the method described in this guide.

Does this work if I already have an Xbox Game Pass subscription?

If you subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass for console, at 9,99 euros per month, or the PC Game Pass, also at 9,99 euros per month, then the trick works. Only people who already subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cannot take advantage of this advantageous conversion rate.

Please note, if you have a current month subscription, you will not be able to accumulate 36 months of Xbox Live Gold membership by using three 12 month cards. Once you have reached 25 months of subscription (1 month and twice 12 months) you will not be able to use an additional 12-month card, which would make you exceed the 36-month limit. You can either use cards with less months, or you can wait until your Xbox Game Pass month subscription expires.

I've accepted free months and can't redeem the last 12 month card at Xbox Live Gold

When you activate a 12-month card for Xbox Live Gold, Microsoft may give you an additional month for free. It is important not to accept it in order to be able to accumulate up to 36 months of subscription, the maximum allowed by Microsoft. If you've accepted this free month, we recommend that you contact Xbox Support to have it removed from your account.

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