Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Best Deals to Renew Membership

Hi OZB community,

It looks like after all the stacking and conversions, my Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription is going to expire in 2 weeks time.

What is the best way to renew the XGP subscription? I remember that JB Hi-Fi used to have a buy 3 month get 3 free months but it looks like this has expired. Are there any 12 months options to save a bit of money?

Thanks in advance

Benny

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  • +1 vote

    Let it expire or forcefully cancel it.

    Get 1-3 years of Xbox Live Brazil (using VPN) and convert to GPU for $1.

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      Does one need a new account for this or the expired/cancelled will be okay?

      I've been topping up using eneba previous post. ie. Converting 12 months of EA to ultimate 4(?) months. $30-ish. Brazil VPN is cheaper option but wasn't sure about the whole expire/cancel situation.

      • +2 votes

        Does one need a new account for this or the expired/cancelled will be okay?

        No need for a new account.

        Some people have reported that the conversion cost $15.95 instead of $1 but in any case, THIS IS THE WAY.

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      Just did 2x12months of Xbox Gold Japan from G2A (~$40.30*2).
      Wasn't sure if the 12 months EAplay would convert properly so it'd be great for others to see if anyone can follow up.

  • +3 votes

    Buy 52 7-day passes from eneba.com

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    Does anyone know if the the gamepass available on HN website would work similar to Ultimate? (I don't need the added benefits of PC gaming)

    https://www.harveynorman.com.au/xbox-game-pass-electronic-vo...

    • +1 vote

      No - there's a significant and important difference - Console Game Pass does not include Xbox Live Gold, which you need to play most multiplayer games online (free-to-play games do not require Gold to play online).

      If you follow this guide for renewing an expired Game Pass/Xbox Live account, it's significantly cheaper to just get Game Pass Ultimate https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/579366

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        Thanks heaps for confirming. And yes I do require Xbox Live Gold so I will need Ultimate.

        I am thinking of just paying the monthly fee and hopefully a deal comes up with bonus free months etc.

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          Why not the Brazil option mentioned earlier?

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          Have read about the method previously mentioned, and while it may be annoying its one of the most cost effective methods. Brazil XBL via VPN then converting to GPU would be the cheapest on a new/expired account

          $1.56/week = $81.12/yr

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          Yeah have to agree with the other comments here. This is Ozb, the cheapest way is the best way, and it really isn't much effort.

          • +1 vote

            @tdth99: Well I will give it a go then, hopefully its not too hard

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              @PTG Benny: If you're not comfortable with getting an overseas Xbox Gold code (i.e. a Brazilian one from cdkeys.com), and using a VPN to redeem them:

              You can still grab two 12 month digital codes for Australia from JB for $80each
              Then each time you add the code at https://www.microsoft.com/redeem , turn on recurring billing (adds a free month), go to your account, turn it off, then add the next code with recurring billing (don't do this if you buy 3 years worth of Gold, as you can only stack 3 years at once).

              Then upgrade to Ultimate, and you'll at least have 26 months worth for $160ish. Not as cheap as an overseas Xbox Gold code, but still way cheaper than month by month.

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                @tdth99: Thanks heaps for this info. So what is the difference between the 12 month Xbox Live cards to the Ultimate cards. Does 1 month of Gold equal 1 month of Ultimate.

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                  @PTG Benny: The Ultimate cards will give you straight Game Pass Ultimate. However if you have an expired account (i.e no Game Pass, no Xbox Live), you can stack a bunch of Xbox Gold (which is cheaper), then choose to upgrade that to Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft will upgrade your entire time of Xbox Gold to Game Pass ultimate. So yes, in that case it does equal 1-1.

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    Hi @tdh99,
    thanks for this great information. My kid is telling me that if I cancel the subscription, he will loose all the games. Is that true? Is there any workaround?
    Thanks in advance,
    Niraj

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      Hi Niraj,
      If you cancel your subscription the games that are on game pass you will lose access to. You won’t lose the saved files but you would need to actually buy the games that you want. Is that what you mean?

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        Thanks for the reply. Yeah so if I resubscribe again on same xbox, i won't lose games is that correct?

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          Yes that is correct, whenever you decide to subscribe again to Xbox Game Pass you will have access to these games again, assuming that they haven't been removed from Game Pass that is.

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    anyone have issues buying on cdkeys? wont let my purchase go through. Also anyone tried MTC Game?

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    For the past couple of years I have just been cycling through the $1 month or three month deals, I have around 5 accounts and when my current subscription expires I just go through the accounts and usually there's a deal, if not just make a new account. You need to make sure the Home Xbox setting is on as it shares the subscription through all of your accounts on your Xbox, also remember to turn off auto renew. It is a bit tedious, but I get game pass ultimate for around $9 a year.