Xbox Game Pass - Prices, Games, Ultimate: All information about the service
The Xbox Game Pass is becoming more and more a must-have service for every Xbox owner. In our FAQ we answer the most important questions.
The Xbox Game Pass has developed into one of the most important services for the Xbox One since its release in 2017 and also plays a decisive role in the Xbox generation with Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, which started in 2020.
We have put together this FAQ for all those who do not know exactly what the (Xbox) Game Pass is, what it can do and / or have other questions about Microsoft service. Among other things, we deal with the following topics:
Costs and prices
Termination of Service
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Note: This article will be updated regularly.Game Pass: Basics العاب تحميل What is the Game Pass? Game Pass is a paid service that gives you access to more than 100 games for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and the original Xbox. You can load and play these on your console without restrictions after taking out a subscription. What does Game Pass Ultimate mean? The Game Pass Ultimate combines the Game Pass with Xbox Live Gold for a slightly higher monthly price. In addition to access to the Game Pass library, Ultimate gives you other advantages such as participating in online multiplayer, voice chats with other players or the Games with Gold, for which you can get all the others here. With the Game Pass Ultimate you also have access to the PC Game Pass and there accordingly to PC titles, which you can of course not play on the console but on a computer. Additional benefits in the Ultimate subscription The xCloud service has been included in Game Pass Ultimate since September 2020 , with which you can stream Xbox games to mobile devices (smartphones and tablets, initially only on the Android platform). xCloud is free for Ultimate subscribers. And since November 2020, the Game Pass library has provided additional games exclusively for Ultimate subscribers. Thanks to a deal with Electronic Arts, you will have access to all the games in the EA Play program since November 10, 2020. What are the Game Pass conditions? In addition to a current Xbox console, you need a Microsoft account for the Xbox Game Pass , which you can either create via the corresponding website or create on your console when you start it for the first time. The account is also valid for other Microsoft services and is used, for example, to set and change payment methods. Game Pass: costs and prices What are the costs of the Game Pass? Game Pass is a paid service, so you have to pay a fee. The cycle is usually monthly, there are different prices for Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate: Game Pass: 9.99 euros per month Game Pass Ultimate: 12.99 euros per month There are also "multi-month packages" (eg 3 months or 6 months) for correspondingly higher package prices. Test phase and introductory offers If you want to try the Game Pass, you can play the service free of charge for 14 days as a non-subscriber . There are also regularly attractive introductory offers, for around one euro per month. These offers apply exclusively to new customers. Where can I get the Game Pass? In local shops you can get coupon cards with a code, which you can then redeem in the store area of your Xbox. You can also complete Game Pass directly from your console. Simply switch to the corresponding area of the dashboard and follow the instructions under "Subscribe". Activating the Game Pass is generally done quickly. How can I pay for the Game Pass? If you buy the Game Pass via your console, you can choose between different payment methods: Credit card Paypal Direct debit Store credit Game Pass: Games What games are in the Xbox Game Pass? Over 100 selected titles are already available for download in Game Pass, and Microsoft is expanding the library every month. In-house titles from day 1: Microsoft is committed to making its own "big" titles available in Game Pass from release day, so subscribers don't have to buy games like Halo: Infinite or Forza Horizon 4 at full price. Basically there are no restrictions on which games can be included in the Game Pass. Current highlights in the service include: Batman: Arkham Knight Doom Eternal Forza Horizon 4 Gears 5 Halo: The Master Chief Collection Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Minecraft No Man's Sky Ori and the Will of the Wisps Overcooked 2 Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition The Outer Worlds The Witcher 3 Where can I see which games are currently in the Game Pass program? To get an overview of the games currently included in the service, there are several options. Microsoft's Game Pass website Game Pass section on the Xbox dashboard Free mobile app for iOS and Android Will all games stay in the Game Pass permanently? No, individual titles also leave the service at regular intervals. You can see which exactly these are in the Game Pass app. Games that are removed from the service can only continue to be played afterwards if you purchase them. How can I download and manage Game Pass games? Games included in the service are marked accordingly in the Xbox Store so that you can recognize them quickly. You can then download the games to your hard drive as normal and manage them in your "My games and apps" area. Quick access: If you want to quickly see which Game Pass games you currently have (installed) in your library, you should select the "Game Pass" section in your games area. Can I also play Game Pass games online? Offline multiplayer (e.g. via split screen) is possible with Game Pass games without additional effort. For online multiplayer, however, you need an Xbox Live account or the Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Game Pass: termination How can I cancel the Game Pass? If you don't feel like using the service anymore, you should cancel the Game Pass so that the service is no longer automatically extended. In general, Xbox Game Pass can be canceled at any time. That's how it works: Open the Microsoft account management and log in with your account Select "Services and Subscriptions" in the top menu bar and select "Game Pass". Then click on "Manage". You can view your payment settings under "Payment and Billing". Select the item "Deactivate automatic renewal". Confirm the item "Confirm termination" in the window that now opens. Finished! Your Xbox Game Pass subscription has now been canceled. Can I continue to use my Game Pass games after canceling? No, it doesn't work. You can still see the titles in your "My Games and Apps" area of the dashboard, but you can no longer start the games. This will only work again if you take out a subscription again. More questions about Game Pass Can I share my Game Pass subscription with others? That's fine. The prerequisite for this, however, is that the profiles of the players who also want to use Xbox Game Pass are on the console that you have set as the Xbox home console. All profiles on this console are automatically approved for the Game Pass subscription. What about the Game Pass quests? The quest system rewards players who complete challenges within games included in the Game Pass. Microsoft Rewards points are available as a reward. What is Microsoft Rewards? A bonus program in which you collect points, which you can then exchange for rewards such as Xbox credit, gold extensions or consoles and tablets. Anyone who is registered with Game Pass and is a participant in the Rewards program can take part. This is how it works: You can view the various quest challenges in the corresponding member area. There is also a corresponding rewards app that shows you the progress. In February 2020 Microsoft revised the quests system. There are now significantly more quests, tasks that you can complete per day, weekly or monthly, and you are not limited to certain games.
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