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Existing & New Users of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Receive 3 Months Discord Nitro, 1 Month EA Access Free

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Xbox has just announced the following benefits for existing and new Gamepass Ultimate users:

  • 1 Month free EA access
  • 3 Months free Discord Nitro

If you don't have gamepass already then this can be combined with their current promo for 3 months of Gamepass Ultimate for $1. INSANE value.

https://www.xbox.com/en-AU/xbox-game-pass

To claim these offers on your console, just go to your dashboard and you will see a notification to claim your gift. From there you can join EA access and scan a QR code/enter a link to get your Discord Nitro. Both offers seem to default to auto-renewal, so be sure to turn this off.

For PC Only users I'm still looking for confirmation on how to get the codes. There are reports of some people contacting Xbox support and receiving their codes, and others are saying they were told codes will be messaged/emailed out.

BONUS: EXTRA 2 MONTHS GAME PASS ULTIMATE FREE. I'm not sure if this part was intentional, but once I signed into Discord with my Nitro activated I received a free 3 months of Xbox Game Pass in the Discord gift menu, which converted to 2 months of Game Pass Ultimate when I redeemed it to my account. I was already an existing game pass member.

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  • +17 votes

    Best value in gaming ever just keeps on improving.

    Witcher III to be added soon too.

    • +2 votes

      Yep! Unfortunately it looks like the 6 months Spotify is for US/UK customers only, so I've removed that from the post :(

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        Can you cancel within the 3 months and not continue the subscription?

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          Yes.

          You just cancel the renewal, not the membership, so do it right after you join.

          GamePass membership will just have an expiry date 3 months from now.

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      Looks like Witcher 3 will be console only though :(

      • +1 vote

        Console has hdr.

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        Any idea if this will be goty edition? Might sell my copy now…

  • +1 vote

    Does this automatically get applied to existing users?

    • +2 votes

      Yeah I can't find a way to do this or any information explaining how to access the new features as an existing user.

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        To claim these offers on your console, just go to your dashboard and you will see a notification to claim your gift. From there you can join EA access and scan a QR code/enter a link to get your Discord Nitro. I'm not sure how else it can be claimed at the moment.

        • +3 votes

          Im using this deal for PC games, do you know how to redeem gifts while using PC?

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          On console, it appears you only get 2 months of Discord Nitro.

  • +12 votes

    Xbox has been killing it recently.
    New additions announced today coming to Game Pass:

    • Rage 2
    • Witcher 3
    • Bleeding Edge
    • Final Fantasy franchise
    • Yakuza franchise
    • Halo Reach
    • Age of Empires II
    • +1 vote

      And My Friend Pedro is coming next month

  • +4 votes

    I actually bought a month of EA Access this morning, so I could trial Jedi: Fallen Order, turns out there is no trial so I cancelled and got a full refund.

  • +1 vote

    Anyone know if it's possible to claim without an xbox?

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      Just follow the link and sign in with a Microsoft account eg I used my main email which is @hotmail

  • +10 votes

    Anyone figure out how on the PC?

    • -1 vote

      I just followed op's link and it worked fine

      • +4 votes

        I'm an existing Ultimate Pass subscriber and I logged in on the page but I don't see an option to claim any of these. Post should probably be updated.
        Ultimate pass holders also don't get the 3 months for $1 promo :(

        • +2 votes

          Yeah, same for me. My current sub expired tomorrow and I was offered 3 months for $21.95. So i resubbed but cannot see anywhere to claim discord or EA codes.

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            @cittris: Hmm dunno. I haven't been subscribed since it first game to PC and it let me resubscribe for $1. Maybe let your sub lapse and see if you can resub for a buck?

          • +1 vote

            @cittris: Keep refreshing the dashboard, it swaps between diff ads

    • +5 votes

      Contact Xbox Support using this link, following these steps:

      1. Click any option like "Xbox One"
      2. Click "see other options" then any option like "Charges on my account"
      3. Click "show contract options"
      4. Click "chat with Xbox Support"

      They'll manually send you a link within 72 hours. Here's my transcript with support:

      My name is mcpower.

      Hi, mcpower! I can see here that you are trying to claim your Game Pass Ultimate perks but you are on a PC. Correct?

      Correct.

      Got it! Currently offers can only be claimed on Xbox console Store. With regard to users who are on PC, we will need to collect information from you and our supervisors will be the one to send you an email on how to claim the perks on your end. Is that okay with you?

      [details about the code being sent to me]

      Awesome! No worries, we will be sending you an email about this matter. You may check your email from time to time within 24-72 hours. 😊

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        I tried this way and I got what you got! they'll send me the codes, unlike yesterdays "not available in Australia" they said, call I made to support last night, even though its all over the Aussie pages.

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        Just had another chat with support - need to wait "10 business days" after the promotion starts / GPU signup date (whichever is later) - which looks like 2nd of December…

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    Thanks OP.

  • +2 votes

    Awesome, just resubscribed, thanks! How do I activate the Nitro?

    • +1 vote

      If you have an Xbox console you can redeem it from your dashboard, you'll have a claim gift button. Still trying to confirm how to redeem from PC.

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    if i get the ultimate pass, can i use that ea access on pc, cause i was gunna get it for the new star wars game, getting even more gamepass time is just an awesome deal if i can pull that off

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    Interesting. I'm keen to see if Discord will still grant me 2 months extra of Ultimate even though I'm already a member.

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      That didn't work for me. Although I didn't have discord linked to my Xbox when I activated nitro which could be the problem

  • +1 vote

    Also on PC and a current ultimate member and this isn't working on PC

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    I'm thinking i need to be on my PC with the xbox app to see the codes.
    At least that's what it suggests on the Discord website.
    https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/articles/36003534449...

    • +3 votes

      That page only mentions using the discord app when you are an existing Nitro subscriber. Anyway I checked on my PC Xbox app and there's nothing there about this.

  • +6 votes

    To those waiting on PC only, we might get a code emailed:
    https://imgur.com/a/RwzXjHG

    found on https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/dwgjli/claim_your_...

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    edit: nvm

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    Love gamepass. When someone recommends a good game to try, what I do first now is to search on gamepass, and yep, it's there

    • -1 vote

      Red Dead Redemption 2, is it there?

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        ok, I should revise that to usually :D. But even the first RDR is not there, might be some exclusive deal

      • +4 votes

        Microsoft would have to cough up a lot of money to make that happen. Heck, even GTA5 isn't there and it's technically a last gen game.

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          Yeah they'd never get Rockstar games. At least not current ones.

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    Cheers, just redeemed the one month EA access trial

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    Checked the T&Cs and both need to be redeemed by 6 January 2020, which is good because I won't play anything on EA Access in the next few weeks, but might have time over Christmas/new year.

    Shame no Spotify for Aus. Very disappointing.

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    no sign of 3 months extra game pass for me yet..
    oh NM.. have to get it..

    Now just need to find out how to turn off auto renew for Nitro….

  • +5 votes

    Great freebies.
    Should include Origin Access 1-month free instead of just Xbox #PCMasterRace

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    This is outstanding value, I really want to redeem it but I have such a huge backlog and no time, it'd probably just expire :(

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      Same… but it's not like I use everything I buy from Ozbargain the first place :(

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    When i sign in it's $15.95 and not $1, not sure if it's due to my existing sub?

    PC

    • +1 vote

      $1 is for new subs only, the gifts are for existing

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    Does anyone know how long this is valid for? I'm about to go on holiday for 2 weeks. Wondering if I can wait until I get back to activate.

    • +1 vote

      You're fine.

      The EA Access one needs to be activated by something like 4 Jan.

      I'm holding off on that until December as I have leave over Christmas.

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        Thanks.

  • +1 vote

    Drats I signed up for the 1 Month for $1 yesterday and now can't get the 3 months lol

  • +7 votes

    OK, so I wasn't a Discord Nitro subscriber.

    I used the three months code to get Discord Nitro.

    When I logged into Discord, there was a bar across the top congratulating me, and telling me I had three month free Game Pass access for being a Nitro subscriber.

    The Discord in-app redemption gives you the choice of a redemption code for 3 months XGP or 3 months XGPPC. I took the XGPPC code.

    I'm already a XGPU subscriber, I figured I'd try redeeming the code anyway…

    boom 3 months XGPPC = 2 months free XGPU.

    • +7 votes

      And to think I wasn't going to bother with the Discord Nitro thing.

      My subscription is already paid up halfway into 2021. I'm starting to think Microsoft is just trying to get everyone to have GamePass already when it's time to choose between Xbox2/PS5 next Christmas.

    • +1 vote

      I wasn't going to bother 'til I saw your comment. That worked for me too! I had to login to Discord on a PC to get it, but it worked.

      • +2 votes

        Worked for me on PC too. Thanks for the suggestion!

    • +1 vote

      How'd you get the Nitro code mate?

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      Legend. Had to shut down discord and re-open it and boom, there it was.

      As an existing XGPU subscriber, has anyone had the problem redeeming Nitro via the QR code that Discord only gives 2 months instead of 3 months?

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        Yes, but I think it's actually just weird wording. It gives you the first month for free and adds a credit so your first two renewals are free.

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          No it's 3 months of plain old GamePass ($10.95/m), if you already have an Ultimate($15.95/m) account you get 2 months of that instead.

          About the same value.

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            @KentT: No, they are referring to the 3 months of Nitro, which is provided to you as a QR code.

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    Great post, everything worked as expected. Got 2 months Ultimate pass and used the EA Access to download the NFS Heat 10 hour trial.

    Remember to cancel those EA and Discord auto-renewals peeps!

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    To add, if you're already a Discord Nitro subscriber, you can redeem 3 months of Xbox Game Pass, expiring March 31, 2020. I'm not sure if you have to be a yearly subscriber or be subscribed to the US$10 per month one though.

  • +4 votes

    For PC Users:

    I've contacted Microsoft Support about it, and they said "the promotion bonus can only be redeemed on console".

    In order to redeem the codes for PC, they also claimed they will need to my xbox gamertag and email address to escalate the issue to their higher tier,
    as a PC gamer (not xbox gamer). However he didn't give me the estimated timeframe.

    I guess it's much better off redeem it through xbox consoles if available till they have a proper solution for that at this stage.

  • +3 votes

    for pc users, here is the reply I got from xbox support:

    Thank you for confirming your awesome gamertag.
    So here's the thing, upon checking your account here on my end. I can see here that you're perfectly eligible for the promotion. And no worries all you have to do is to sit back, relax and just wait for 10 business days for the codes to be sent on your xbox messaging center.
    And I can assure you that you will get the code for it for you to enjoy our service. How does that sound?

    you will also receive it on your e-mail. :)

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    Signed up myself and my daughter to Gamepass Ultimate for $1 yesterday. Haven't been able to find the notification to claim the gift on either account. Tried 2 different consoles.

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      I logged in, and went to the screen to the right after the initial load.

      There was a tile for EA Access that had the deal.

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        Thanks. Will try that and report back.

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          No luck.

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            @syousef: Ok so they finally appeared on both my account and my daughters.

            My daughter's was uneventful but on mine I almost missed out on the 3 month Xbox code after signup to Nitro. I was signed into discord in multiple locations (desktop + mobile browser in desktop mode + mobile app). Only one showed the 3 month Xbox gift immediately after I signed up for Nitro, I wasn't able to display it on the other browsers. So I think if you don't take it up right away, it might be hard or impossible to claim it later.

            So those who haven't got the code, trying again later isn't a waste of time. Or at least it wasn't for me.

            I've set a reminder to unsub from Discord Nitro after my next 2 months credit are used. If you unsub immediately you only get the current month. Not loving that I have to leave my credit card details on there. Maybe I should have gone with Paypal. I guess I can change that now if I want.

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              @syousef:

              If you unsub immediately you only get the current month.

              For some reason it was showing me that it'd charge me in December, rather than in Feb as stated at sign up.

              Since I'm unlikely to use Discord I cancelled straight away at that point - not worth the effort of trying to clarify with Customer Support somewhere.

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                @Xenocaust: It showed the same for me but it also says there are 2 months credit directly below.

                Since Discord removed the games library I really don't what the incentive for getting Nitro is. Animated avatars??? Seriously? GTFO. I'll still keep it since having it is better than not if there are any other freebies given away.

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      Me too. Looked everywhere.

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    I've signed up but I can't seem to find the "Discord Gift" on my xbox dashboard. Looked everywhere…

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      I had a tile for EA Access showing a deal.

      Following that gave an option for Discord.

      I redeemed Discord without redeeming the EA Access.

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        I signed up and downloaded EA Access but still cannot see any mention of Discord

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          On the left hand side of the screen with the details for EA Access there is a link for Discord - at least that's where I found it.

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            @Xenocaust: Nevermind it was just the EA Access App download option. No free code for that either…

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              @anonymous888: I logged into my Xbox and went to the tab on the right, which I think was Game Pass.

              On there I found a tile for EA Access which had the promotion.

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    Can't seem to get the 2 months game pass to work… I have the tile with the offer, but when I click it I just get "you have no gifts"… Will have to try again later

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      Worked via browser login instead of the app.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP. Got 2 months game pass ultimate.

    Just an FYI on how to cancel the nitro discord auto renewal:

    • PC: settings icon > subscriptions > manage nitro (or whatever it says)
    • Discord app: settings icon > manage nitro

    You can also go to the 'billing' tab to remove your paypal or card info from your account.

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      From my Mac OS app I can only cancel the nitro subscription and because it is billed monthly and your account is credited if you cancel you are only going to get one month of nitro can you confirm this?

      Maybe my platforms Application is different

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        Yep mine said my nitro subscription will end December 15 because I cancelled it.

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    Redeemed the Discord Nitro sub and got another two months of GPU out of it, so I'm all good until December next year. I think I'll sit on the EA Access sub, though, since it doesn't look like they've added much since I last used a free trial. Looks like the offer is valid until January 6th.

  • +1 vote

    You won't be able to use EA Access on PC. EA Access is the console version, where as on PC it is Origin Access and are separate

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    Just wondering to all the PC players out their, Have you updated your windows 10 to the latest to be able to play about half the games the pass offers? I am wondering of if you have had any issues with it, I think its 1903 is the latest.

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      I havent run into any issues playing games. My Windows is nearly always on the most up to date version

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      It was a huge PITA to get 1903 to install properly on my main machine. Now I have issues with the Xbox app being rubbish and crashing or installing games very slowly compared to my console.

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    Just claimed my Nitro free. But not getting the Game Pass gift from discord in the iOS discord app.

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      Same, I logged into PC and it has the tile with the offer, but when you follow it,there's nothing there…

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        Yep used PC app and the tile showed. My code showed up.