New Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks will reward members free DLC and in-game content

Laurent Giret

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the premium tier for Microsoft’s game subscription service, is getting some nice bonuses starting today. Microsoft has just announced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks, which will give members a regular selection of free exclusive game content.

“Our members have told us they love discovering new games but they also want new in-game content. Through Perks, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will now regularly receive new benefits including DLC, in-game content and more – all free and included with membership,” Microsoft said today.

Starting today, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can enjoy the following Perks for free:

  • Phantasy Star Online 2: Subscribers in the US and Canada can claim a special content bundle with “unique emotes, in-game cosmetics including an Xbox jacket, a gold ticket Mission Pass and in-game currency with a Meseta Crystal.”
  • World of Tanks: Mercenaries: Three powerful tanks will be available for the free-to-play
  • Sea of Thieves: A free Ori-inspired Ancestral Sails, Figurehead, Hull, and Flag to customize your ship
  • Smite: A bundle including five Gods, special character skins and voice packs for the MOBA game.

To claim these free perks, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will need to check out the Xbox Game Pass tab on Xbox One, the Xbox beta app on Windows 10, or the Xbox Game Pass mobile app for iOS and Android. Overall, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks are not too different from the Twitch Prime rewards that Amazon offers to Prime members every month. As you can see, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks are not restricted to games in the Xbox Game Pass catalog, with Phantasy Star Online 2, World of Tanks, and Smite all being free-to-play games.

Anyway, these monthly bonuses are a great way to push more gamers to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. New subscribers can pay just $1 for their first month of subscription before the price goes up to $14.99/month. “We’ll announce new Perks in the future alongside updates to the Xbox Game Pass catalog, so stay tuned,” the Xbox team said today.