How to Get Xbox Game Pass for Free (or cheap)

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Ash Ash (362)
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Xbox Game Pass lets you access over 100 popular titles on both the Xbox One console and PC. It works just like a movie streaming platform, but with video games. Members pay a monthly subscription fee in exchange for access to the game library.

If you're looking for totally unlimited access to Xbox Game Pass—I'm afraid you're out of luck. The only way to get a free subscription is to take advantage of trials. There are also special bundles that offer Game Pass access at a discounted rate. These deals can save you some serious money, so be sure to check them all out.

[Updated for 2022]

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Free Xbox Game Pass Trial

The easiest way to get nearly free access to Xbox Game Pass is to sign up as a new customer. The first two weeks of Xbox Game Pass are only $1. You can always cancel before the trial is over to avoid incurring any further charges.

How to get a $1, 14-day trial

  1. Visit the Xbox Game Pass website.
  2. Click Join Now.
  3. Follow the prompts to select a plan and create an account.

You will be prompted for payment information. You'll only be charged the initial dollar, however, if you cancel the trial in time.

Microsoft Rewards Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft Rewards is a free program users can sign up for to complete tasks in exchange for points. These points can be exchanged for a variety of reward options, one of which includes an Xbox Game Pass.

How to get free Xbox Game Pass with Microsoft Rewards

  1. Log into your Microsoft account or register for one if you haven't already.
  2. Go to the Microsoft Rewards page.
  3. Earn points by searching with Bing and completing tasks.
  4. Redeem the points for a free Xbox Game Pass.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 1 Dollar

The best Game Pass deal at the moment is for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This service is usually sold for $44.99 for 3 months of access. You can get Ultimate right now for 98% off.

How to get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1

  1. Visit the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate webpage.
  2. Click Join.
  3. Follow the prompts to create an account and sign up for a plan. You can always cancel your subscription before the next quarterly payment goes through.

This package will include three full months of unlimited access to Xbox Game Pass. It comes with an Xbox Gold membership and so much more than just a free trial to Game Pass. This is easily the best bargain of the whole list.

If you want more free stuff, check out our guides on how to get free services.

Ending your membership with Microsoft.
Ash Ash (362)
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For a monthly fee, Xbox Game Pass grants you access to a library of games. If you're looking to cancel your subscription—we're not here to judge.