How to get the most bang for your buck by upgrading to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Kareem Anderson

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There is a little bit of math that goes into getting the most out of Microsoft’s recently announced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, but if done properly, current regular Game Pass holders could see more for about a third less the normal amount.

After Microsoft unveiled its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription offering the internet does what it does best and began picking over the details with a fine-toothed comb and long behold, we find out that Game Pass Ultimate will convert subscribers current/remaining Xbox Live or Game Pass months at a 1:1 ratio.

Meaning, for Xbox gamers who have already purchased a certain amount of Xbox Live Gold such as 36 months, upgrading to Ultimate means they continue to keep the months but at one-third of the cost.

The offer was too good for fans to sit on their hands waiting for confirmation, so some have already begun implementing the conversion and are receiving some substantial benefits.

As @swiftonsecurity has pointed out, Microsoft is forgoing upfront cost to score a big subscription payday and in doing so, some gamers could get up to three years of gaming on both an Xbox and PC for roughly $1.