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Changes to Xbox Live Gold

Starting April 21, online multiplayer for free-to-play Xbox games will no longer require a paid subscription

ONLINE FREE-TO-PLAY GOES FREE FOR ALL

Effective April 21, all Xbox players can access online multiplayer at no charge for a library of over 50 free-to-play games, as well as free game demos and betas that support online multiplayer.

To make it easier for everyone to find and connect with other gamers, we are unlocking two other Xbox Live Gold features, "Looking for Groups" and "Party," for all Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles.

There is a rich library of over 50 free-to-play games you can download and play with all your friends, regardless of their membership.

This change happens automatically. Additional details about this change can be found here.

Need to update, manage or cancel your current Xbox Live Gold subscription? Visit the Microsoft Services & subscriptions page and follow the instructions for how to make changes to your account. Learn more about available options in the FAQ.

Yes, we're offering a one-time option for Xbox Live Gold members who only use their subscription for free-to-play games to immediately cancel and receive a credit based on their remaining time.
Xbox Live Gold credit request
Here are the requirements for a credit:
Limit one credit per person.
If you're a current Xbox Live Gold subscriber who purchased your subscription on or before April 21, 2021, you're eligible for a credit based on the remaining time on your subscription. But you must submit your request on or before June 1, 2021.
If you purchased an Xbox Live Gold code on or before April 21, 2021, you can redeem it on or before May 5, 2021 to be eligible for a credit based on the remaining time on the code. Limit one code per person. Xbox Live Gold code redemptions that occur after May 5, 2021 are not eligible for a credit and will make you ineligible for any Gold credit through this process. Redemption of more than one Xbox Live Gold code between April 21 and May 5 will also make you ineligible for any Gold credit through this process.
If you purchased an Xbox Live Gold code in addition to an active Xbox Live Gold subscription, your credit options are limited to a Microsoft account credit or payment to a PayPal account.
Credit requests will not be accepted after June 1, 2021.
Only paid Xbox Live Gold subscriptions and codes are eligible. Free, trial, and other promotional subscriptions and codes are not eligible.
Xbox reserves the right to request additional information to verify eligibility and reserves the right to deny credits.
Credits are only available in locales that support Xbox Live Gold.
Xbox supported countries/regions
The credit amount is based on two factors: today's Xbox Live Gold prices at the Xbox digital store in your region and the amount of time remaining before your Xbox Live Gold subscription expires:
At less than 31 days, the credit will be $0.33 USD for each day remaining
At between 31 and 90 days, the credit will be $0.28 USD for each day remaining
At between 91 and 180 days, the credit will be $0.22 USD for each day remaining
At 180 days or more, the credit will be $0.16 USD for each day remaining
For example, if you have 20 days left on your subscription at the time you ask for a credit, you'll be credited $6.60 USD. If you have 75 days left, your credit will be $21.00 USD. If you have 135 days left, your credit will be $29.70 USD. And if you have 200 days left, your credit will be $32.00 USD.
All rates above are provided as USD. Rates in your locale may vary.


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List of games that matter the most to parents:

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Wish they had included R* games like GTA Online and Read Dead Online.

R* recently patched out the ability to get a griefer free solo public lobby in GTA, so I've been playing RDO. Neither are really worth paying dues to MS for IMO.
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Is there any reason to keep Xbox Live Gold vs the refund?
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Can you still convert Xbox gold into game pass with this change? We just got an Xbox and I was planning to do that.
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Wish they had included R* games like GTA Online and Read Dead Online.

R* recently patched out the ability to get a griefer free solo public lobby in GTA, so I've been playing RDO. Neither are really worth paying dues to MS for IMO.
Neither of those are free to play, so why would they include them?
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Any idea if we choose to use the credit applied to our account before a certain date?
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Woah. Was expecting for this to be some sort of gimmick, but Warzone, Apex, rocket league, and fortnite are included! All very popular games.
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