How to get Xbox Game Pass for cheap on PC - Dexerto

How to get Xbox Game Pass for cheap on PC

Published: 17/Aug/2019 20:44 Updated: 17/Aug/2019 21:20

by Brent Koepp


Microsoft‘s Game Pass was officially announced for PC at E3 2019. With over 100 titles, the Netflix-style service is massively popular. Here’s how you can get it for extremely cheap.

Game Pass first launched in June 2017 for the Xbox One game console. It quickly became a hit with fans as it was the first subscription service on console to offer a Netflix-style library for players to choose from. 

At E3 in June 2019, the major publisher announced that they were bringing the service over to PC.  For a limited time starting August 17, Game Pass has dropped in price. Here are the details.

How to get Game Pass for cheap

Usually priced at $4.99, the monthly subscription cost has been given an 80% price drop, and is now $1. The three month subscription that normally goes for $14.99 has a limited time price of $4.99.

While Microsoft’s site doesn’t specify when the price drop will end for the single month, it does say ‘17 days left’ by the three month subscription. It should also be noted, the site lists it as an “introductory price” which means those already with Game Pass shouldn’t be able to stack it on to their current sub. 

Pixabay / MicrosoftSnap the deal up quick.

While Xbox One has over 250 games due to the inclusion of Xbox and 360 titles, the PC version still boosts over 100 titles currently. Considering it only costs a dollar to try the service out, it’s a lot of games to have access to for cheap.

Some of the most noteworthy games currently on the Game Pass are Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, and Metro Exodus. It should also be pointed out that the Pass also offers you a discounted price on the games that are not included.

It works similarly to Netflix, except you aren’t streaming and you can download the titles. But it’s works the same way in that the subscription gets you access to a library that gets updated.

Like the popular streaming service, Game Pass cycles out older titles, but will constantly update and add new games to the library. Microsoft will also often add its latest AAA published titles, making it a great way to not pay $60 for new games. 

Pixabay / MicrosoftGame Pass gives PC players access to over 100 titles.

The deal is a great option for newcomers to the Microsoft service to try out games they’re on the fence about purchasing.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends fixes annoying Rampart & Treasure Pack bugs in Dec 1 patch

Published: 1/Dec/2020 20:51 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 20:54

by Bill Cooney


Apex Legends devs have rolled out fixes for frustrating Season 7 bugs that makes players face an infinite loading screen and a separate glitch causing Rampart’s turret not to stick to the Trident.

Treasure packs returned to Apex for Season 7, as a way to keep the battle pass interesting and give players something to come back and search for every single day, if you don’t get trapped, that is.

The packs have become a significant part of Apex matches since players don’t want to miss one and fall behind on completing the set and miss out on some cosmetics.

For some though, the packs have caused major issues during Season 7 though, as a bug would randomly lock them in a loading screen.

An Apex Legends treasure pack
Treasure Packs were introduced in Apex Legends season 6, and now they’ve caused quite the headache.

That wasn’t all throwing players off. Rampart mains also found that, while it was advertised in the Season 7 trailer, the legend’s turret wouldn’t always stick to the new Trident vehicles.

Both of these bugs have definitely been getting under players’ skin, but the good news is Respawn have rolled out a fix for both issues that will hopefully put an end to the incoveniences.

“As an FYI, we’ve deployed a small patch to re-enable the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident as well as provide a fix for players who are getting stuck on certain menu pages,” Apex wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1.

This means that once you log in following the update, treasure packs should no longer get you caught in a loop, and Rampart can once again fire Sheila atop the Trident.

Previous reports claimed that another update had been rolled out to try and fix the treasure pack glitch already, but if you’ve been on Apex’s Reddit recently you’ll see still numerous posts of people still encountering it, and a similar issue with getting stuck on the main loading screen as well.

Despite a few bumps like this along the way, Season 7 has generally been well-received by the Apex community, so hopefully, this patch takes care of these issues for good and let us get back to playing.