Upgrade your Xbox Live Gold to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just £1

 

Microsoft have a bit of a deal on for those of you with an Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass for Console or Xbox Game Pass for PC. For just £1 you can upgrade your current subscription for your cumulative Gold and regular Game Pass lifetime to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, up to a limit of 36 months. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate usually costs £10.99 a month, so if you have already loaded your Xbox Live sub a year or two ahead you should be saving hundreds of pounds.

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate has both Live Gold and Game Pass, so if you only have one of these subscriptions you get a shed load of lovelyness for less than the price of a cup of coffee. If you don’t have any of the subscrptions it might be worth picking one up (Amazon have a few offers on at the moment) and then using the deal to upgrade.

To get the deal, click here. 

We don’t know exactly when Microsoft will be ending this offer, but their digital E3 sale ended last night and their promotions on physical games and consoles will be coming to an end on 23rd June. In other words, act fast!

If you’re still pondering, here’s a list of games available on the pass.

  • #IDARB (Xbox One)
  • 10 Second Ninja X (Xbox One)
  • Absolver
  • Abzu (Xbox One)
  • A Kingdom for Keflings (Xbox Live)
  • A World of Keflings (Xbox Live)
  • Age of Booty (Xbox Live)
  • Agents of Mayhem
  • Aftercharge (Xbox One)
  • Alien Isolation (Xbox One)
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Ashen (Xbox One)
  • Aven Colony (Xbox One)
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts (Xbox 360)
  • Banjo-Kazooie (Xbox Live)
  • Banjo-Tooie (Xbox Live)
  • Bard’s Gold (Xbox One)
  • Batman: Return to Arkham (Xbox One Enhanced) (Xbox 360)
  • Batman Arkham Knight
  • Bayonetta (Xbox 360)
  • Below (Xbox One)
  • Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 (Xbox Live)
  • BioShock (Xbox 360)
  • BioShock 2 (Xbox 360)
  • BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360)
  • Black Desert
  • Blood Bowl 2 (Xbox One)
  • Bomber Crew (Xbox One)
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Bound by Flame (Xbox 360)
  • Braid (Xbox Live)
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Xbox One)
  • Capcom Arcade Cabinet (Xbox Live)
  • Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 (Xbox One)
  • CastleStorm (Xbox Live)
  • ClusterTruck (Xbox One)
  • Cities: Skylines (Xbox One)
  • Comic Jumper (Xbox Live)
  • Comix Zone (Xbox Live)
  • Costume Quest 2 (Xbox One)
  • Crackdown 3 (Xbox One)
  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die (Xbox One)
  • Dandara (Xbox One)
  • Dark Void (Xbox 360)
  • Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (Xbox One)
  • Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition (Xbox One)
  • de Blob (Xbox One)
  • Dead by Daylight (from May 30)
  • De Blob 2 (Xbox 360)
  • Deadlight: Director’s Cut (Xbox One)
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition (Xbox One)
  • Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition (Xbox One)
  • Dead Rising 2 (Xbox One)
  • Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One)
  • Defense Grid (Xbox Live)
  • Defense Grid 2 (Xbox One)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Xbox One)
  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Xbox One)
  • Dig Dug (Xbox Live)
  • DiRT 4 (Xbox One)
  • Dirt Rally (Xbox One)
  • Disneyland Adventures (Xbox One)
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Xbox 360)
  • DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)
  • Doom 2016 (Xbox One)
  • Double Dragon Neon (Xbox Live)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Xbox Live)
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox 360)
  • Elder Scrolls Online (Xbox One)
  • Electronic Super Joy (Xbox One)
  • Euro Fishing (Xbox One)
  • F1 2015 (Xbox One)
  • F1 2018 (Xbox One, March 14th)
  • Fable Anniversary (Xbox 360)
  • Fable II (Xbox 360)
  • Fable 3 (Xbox 360)
  • Fallout 3 (Xbox 360)
  • Fallout 4 (Xbox One, March 14th)
  • Farming Simulator 15 (Xbox One)
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Final Fight: Double Impact (Xbox Live)
  • Flock! (Xbox Live)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One)
  • For the King
  • Full Metal Furies (from June 6)
  • Fuzion Frenzy (Xbox One)
  • Galaga Legions DX (Xbox Live)
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves (Xbox Live)
  • Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  • Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)
  • Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
  • Gears of War 4 (Xbox One)
  • Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Xbox One)
  • GRID 2 (Xbox 360)
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Xbox One)
  • Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)
  • Halo: Spartan Assault (Xbox One)
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox One)
  • Halo Wars: Definite Edition (Xbox One)
  • Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One)
  • Headlander (Xbox One)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Xbox One)
  • Hello Neighbor (Xbox One)
  • Hexic 2 (Xbox Live)
  • Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure (Xbox One)
  • Hitman Season 1 (Xbox One)
  • Hollow Knight Voidheart Edition
  • Homefront: The Revolution (Xbox One)
  • Hue (Xbox One)
  • Human Fall Flat (Xbox One)
  • Iron Brigade (Xbox Live)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us (Xbox 360)
  • InnerSpace (Xbox One)
  • Jetpac Refulled (Xbox Live)
  • Joe Danger: Special Edition (Xbox Live)
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie (Xbox Live)
  • Joy Ride Turbo (Xbox Live)
  • JumpJet Rex (Xbox One)
  • Just Cause 3 (Xbox One)
  • Just Cause 4 (Xbox One)
  • Kameo (Xbox 360)
  • Knight Squad (Xbox One)
  • Kingdom: New Lands (Xbox One)
  • King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match (Xbox Live)
  • Kingdom Two Crowns (Xbox One)
  • KYUB (Xbox One)
  • Laser League (Xbox One) – From May 10
  • Late Shift (Xbox One)
  • Layers of Fear (Xbox One)
  • LEGO Batman: The Videogame (Xbox 360)
  • LEGO Batman 2 (Xbox 360)
  • LEGO Batman 3
  • LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Xbox 360)
  • LEGO Movie Videogame
  • Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey (Xbox One)
  • Life is Strange Complete Edition
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 2 (Xbox One, April 24)
  • Limbo (Xbox One)
  • Lumo (Xbox One)
  • Mad Max (Xbox One)
  • Maldita Castilla EX – Cursed Castle (Xbox One)
  • Manual Samuel (Xbox One)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite (Xbox One)
  • Mass Effect (Xbox 360)
  • Massive Chalice (Xbox One)
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Xbox One)
  • Mega Coin Squad (Xbox One)
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes (Xbox One)
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection (Xbox One)
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Xbox One)
  • Mega Man 9 (Xbox Live Arcade)
  • Mega Man 10 (Xbox Live Arcade)
  • Metal Gear Survive
  • Metal Slug XX (Xbox Live Arcade)
  • Metal Slug 3 (Xbox Live)
  • Metro 2033 Redux (Xbox One)
  • Metro Exodus
  • Metro Last Light Redux (Xbox One)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Xbox One)
  • Minecraft (Xbox One)
  • Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine (Xbox 360)
  • Monday Night Combat (Xbox Live)
  • Monster Hunter: World (Xbox One, April 18)
  • Mortal Kombat X (Xbox One)
  • MotoGP 17 (Xbox One)
  • Ms. Splosion Man (Xbox Live)
  • Mutant Year Zero (Xbox One)
  • MX vs ATX Reflex (Xbox 360)
  • MXGP3
  • N+ (Xbox Live)
  • NBA 2K16 (Xbox One)
  • NBA 2K17 (Xbox One)
  • NBA Playgrounds (Xbox One)
  • NeoGeo Battle Coliseum (Xbox Live)
  • Next Up Hero (Xbox One)
  • Ninja Gaiden Black (original Xbox)
  • >Observer_ (Xbox One)
  • Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (Xbox One)
  • OlliOlli (Xbox One)
  • OnRush (Xbox One)
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (Xbox 360)
  • Operencia: The Stolen Sun (Xbox One)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Xbox One)
  • Outer Wilds (from May 30)
  • Outlast (Xbox One)
  • Overcooked (Xbox One)
  • Oxenfree (Xbox One)
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ (Xbox Live)
  • Pac-Man Museum (Xbox Live)
  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition (Xbox One)
  • Perfect Dark Zero (Xbox 360)
  • PES 2019 (Xbox One)
  • Pharaonic (Xbox One)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Xbox One)
  • Portal Knights (Xbox One)
  • Prey (Xbox One)
  • Pumped BMX+ (Xbox One)
  • Pumped BMX Pro (Xbox One)
  • Quantum Break (Xbox One)
  • Rage (Xbox 360)
  • ReCore Definitive Edition (Xbox One)
  • Resident Evil (Xbox One)
  • Resident Evil 0 (Xbox One)
  • Resident Evil 5 (Xbox One, April 25)
  • Resident Evil 6 (Xbox One)
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Xbox One)
  • Rime (Xbox One)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One)
  • Riptide Renegade GP (Xbox One)
  • Robocraft Infinity (Xbox One)
  • Roundabout (Xbox One)
  • Ruiner (Xbox One)
  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One)
  • Sacred 3 (Xbox 360)
  • Sacred Citadel (Xbox Live)
  • Saints Row The Third (Xbox 360)
  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell (Xbox One)
  • Saints Row IV: Re-Elected (Xbox One)
  • Sam and Max Beyond Time and Space (Xbox Live)
  • Sam and Max Save the World (Xbox 360)
  • Samurai Showdown 2 (Xbox Live)
  • ScreamRide (Xbox One)
  • Sea of Thieves (Xbox One, from March 20)
  • SEGA Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd and Co (Xbox Live)
  • SEGA Vintage Collection: Golden Axe (Xbox Live)
  • SEGA Vintage Collection: Monster World (Xbox Live)
  • SEGA Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage (Xbox Live)
  • Shadow Complex Remastered (Xbox One)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One)
  • Shadow Warrior 1 (Xbox One)
  • Shadow Warrior 2 (Xbox One)
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (Xbox One)
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Xbox One)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter (Xbox One)
  • Strange Brigade (Xbox One)
  • Sky Force Anniversary (Xbox One)
  • Sky Force Reloaded(Xbox One)
  • Sonic and Knuckles (Xbox Live)
  • Sonic CD (Xbox Live)
  • Soulcalibur (Xbox Live)
  • Soulcalibur 2 HD (Xbox Live)
  • So Many Me (Xbox One)
  • Snake Pass (Xbox One)
  • Spelunky (Xbox Live)
  • Split/Second (Xbox 360)
  • Spintires: Mudrunner (Xbox One)
  • Splosion Man (Xbox Live)
  • Stacking (Xbox Live)
  • State of Decay (Xbox One)
  • State of Decay 2 (Xbox One) – From May 22
  • Steredenn (Xbox One)
  • Strider (Xbox One)
  • Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One)
  • Superhot (from June 6)
  • Super Lucky’s Tale (Xbox One)
  • Supermarket Shriek (Xbox One)
  • Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings (Xbox One)
  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (Xbox 360)
  • Super Time Force (Xbox One)
  • Surviving Mars
  • Tacoma
  • Tecmo Bowl Throwback (Xbox Live Arcade)
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Xbox 360)
  • Terraria (Xbox One)
  • theHunter: Call of the Wild (Xbox One)
  • The Banner Saga
  • The Banner Saga 2 (from June 6)
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (Xbox One)
  • The Bridge (Xbox One)
  • The Bug Butcher (Xbox One)
  • The Division (Xbox One)
  • The Escapists (Xbox One)
  • The Escapists: The Walking Dead (Xbox One)
  • The Flame in the Flood (Xbox One)
  • The Final Station (Xbox One)
  • The Gardens Between (Xbox One)
  • The Golf Club (Xbox One)
  • The Golf Club 2 (Xbox One)
  • The Maw (Xbox Live)
  • The Surge
  • The Swapper (Xbox One)
  • The Technomancer (Xbox One)
  • Thief of Thieves Season One (Xbox One)
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones (Xbox One)
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
  • Tower of Guns (Xbox One)
  • Toy Soldiers (Xbox Live)
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War (Xbox Live)
  • Ultratron (Xbox One)
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Xbox 360)
  • Unmechanical: Extended (Xbox One)
  • Vampyr (Xbox One)
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (Xbox Live)
  • Viva Pinata (Xbox 360)
  • Vita Pinata: Trouble in Paradise (Xbox 360)
  • Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (Xbox One)
  • Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season (Xbox One)
  • Walking Dead: Michonne (Xbox One)
  • Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Xbox One, April 18)
  • Wargroove
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (Xbox One)
  • Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut (Xbox One)
  • We Happy Few
  • Westerado: Double Barreled (Xbox One)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Xbox One)
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order (Xbox One)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap (Xbox One)
  • WRC 5: World Rally Championship (Xbox One)
  • WWE 2K16 (Xbox One)
  • XCOM: Enemy Within (Xbox 360)
  • Zoo Tycoon Ultimate Animal Collection (Xbox One)
  • Zombie Army Trilogy (Xbox One)

Source: Postabargain / Eurogamer

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6 Comments

  1. I saw this the other day and people pointed out all sorts of weird terms attached to it.

    You can only have 36 months of the ultimate game pass, but you can have more than 36 months of the normal one, or Gold. Anything over 36 months vanishes if you upgrade for £1.

    And you can’t convert back afterwards. Ever. So if you decide you don’t want to keep paying £11 a month and just want to buy a year of Gold, you’re screwed. You’ll get 4 months of Ultimate instead for your 12 months.

    Then again, if you bought 3 years of Gold now, at full price, and then paid your extra quid, you’d save £244.67 over the 3 years. Which might be enough to put off worrying about it for a while.

    • Nope.

      The offer, the 1:1 exchange of gold or xgp for xgp ultimate, is limited to 36 months, not the subscription itself.

      You can absolutely change back after. Just turn off auto renew and buy a gold sub.

      The terms are pretty simple.

      • No, the 36 months is the maximum Ultimate subscription you’re allowed, as it says “The maximum time that can be applied to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate plan is 36-months”

        It also says “Any time over that will no longer remain in your account after you upgrade.”

        And then there’s “All conversions to Ultimate are final: Once converted, you cannot re-convert your Ultimate membership back to a previous membership”

        That’s from the FAQ at https://www.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-game-pass

        Note that’s not the special offer page.

        The only issue is if that means you can’t convert to ultimate and then turn those months back into gold, or if it means your entire membership is now stuck on Ultimate.

        It’s certainly not clear which they actually mean there. But it’s MS, and they’ve got a history of being vague at times and everyone assuming they meant the good thing when they really mean “the good thing for MS”.

      • Yes, there’s a hard 36 month limit to Game Pass in all forms and it affects this promotion. Just read the T&Cs (it’s not that hidden) and decide if that’s for you. It’s going to be a pretty extreme edge case for someone to have more than three years of these combined. If you do have a lot of Game Pass saved up alongside Gold, the benefits to Ultimate are minimal.

        As for reverting to Gold, you can do this once the time of Ultimate has expired – turn off auto-renew and then buy a fresh Gold sub after it’s finished. Given that this is a 1:1 conversion in terms of time, there’s no reason to switch back while that Ultimate sub runs its course.

  2. When you go to apply this it’s £1 for the 1st month then £10.99 every month following until the subscription end, which as people have pointed out also can’t be cancelled, be careful guys, Microsoft is trying to pull a fast one

    • No, that’s incorrect. If you convert your subscription, you will not be charged until you’ve reached the end of that time. By default recurring billing will then take over and charge you monthly, but only after all your existing time is used up.

      You can visit https://account.microsoft.com/services and log in to see when you will next be charged through recurring billing. You can also turn off recurring billing, at which point you will be told very clearly “Your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will not be charged again. You’ll lose access on [date].”

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