If you want to enjoy everything the Xbox One has to offer, including multiplayer online gaming, you'll need an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Microsoft charges a hefty £50 ($60, AU$80) for a 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscription but we've found it much cheaper elsewhere.
To lighten the load on your wallet, we've shopped around to score you the cheapest Xbox Live Gold memberships and Game Passes. Read on and we'll show you where to find the biggest discounts on an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
There is a flurry of deals around right now, thanks to approaching sales such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So, whether you're due to renew your Xbox Live subscription or about to sign up for the first time, don't reach for your bank card until you've checked out our hand-picked deals. Let the multiplayer savings commence!
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Xbox Live Gold benefits
If you want to play all of the top Xbox multiplayer games online, you need an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Without it, you won't be able to enjoy competitive bouts in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or join a 12-player race in Forza Horizon 4.
Xbox Live Gold also gets you up to four free games each month – two for Xbox One and two for Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 games are backwards compatible, so you can play them on an Xbox One. Compared to PlayStation Plus, which only gets you two games per month, Xbox Live Gold is superb value for money.
The benefits also include up to 75% off in the Microsoft Store, meaning you can pick up some of the hottest add-ons and games at a fraction of their usual price – without leaving your sofa.
When you factor in all the perks, an Xbox Live Gold subscription is a no-brainer – especially if you opt for a 12-month subscription. It means a bigger upfront outlay, but you stand to make some seriously juicy savings over the course of the year.
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Best Xbox Live Gold deals
The best-value way to get Xbox Live Gold is to stump up for a 12 month subscription. Microsoft charges £50 / $60 / AU$80 per year. However, you can also opt to pay £18 for 3 months or £7 for one month.
We're confident we can beat those prices and have shopped around and spotted some serious discounts on Xbox Live Gold memberships...
Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription deals
Get a 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription for
Microsoft charges a penny shy of £50 for a yearly Xbox Live Gold subscription, but head over to online retailer CDKeys and you can grab one for only £39.99 – a saving of £10.View Deal
Xbox Live Gold 3-month subscription deals
Get an Xbox Live Gold 3-month subscription for
Fancy saving up to 20% with a quarterly subscription? CDKeys offers the cheapest 3 month UK membership. (Note: you might spot the odd 'cheaper' deal online, but beware: many are non-UK physical cards rather than instant downloads, and cost more when you factor in postage costs.)View Deal
Get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for only £1
Once you have an Xbox Live Gold membership you then have the option to turn it into a Game Pass Ultimate membership for just £1 for the first month. Game Pass Ultimate includes all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold but adds over 100 top-notch games for one monthly price. That's a healthy saving of 91%!
After you've enjoyed your introductory month, it will auto-renew on a rolling £10.99 per month contract. You can always cancel it before it auto-renews, though.
Xbox Game Pass 3-month subscription deals
Xbox One Game Pass 3 months
£29.99 £22.99 at Currys
Download and play over 100 games, and enjoy exclusive titles on launch day with this great deal that has £8 off the RRP. Note that this is a trial offer, and is for new Xbox Live accounts only, so it won't work with existing ones. But if you're new to the world of Xbox, it's the best deal around.View Deal
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