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Best Xbox Live Gold deals 2020: cheapest subscription prices in the US

Best Xbox Live Gold deals 2020: cheapest subscription prices in the US
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Fancy a killer deal on an Xbox Live Gold subscription? We've got you covered. Microsoft charges $10 per month or $25 per quarter – but why pay that when you can find it cheaper elsewhere?

To get you the lowest price on an Xbox Live Gold 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription, we've shopped around for the biggest deals and discounts. We've also spotted some sweet deals on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which includes Xbox Live Gold and 100+ games.

Read on and we'll explain the benefits of Xbox Live Gold and reveal where to find the biggest discounts and cheapest deals in the US. Let the price-busting commence!

Xbox Live Gold benefits

If you want to get stuck into free-to-play Xbox multiplayer games such as Fortnite, Destiny 2 and Call of Duty Warzone, you'll need an Xbox Live Gold subscription. 

Xbox Live Gold also gets you up to four free games each month (two for Xbox One; two for Xbox 360). The 360 games are backward compatible, so you can play them on an Xbox One. Over the course of a year, Microsoft reckons members get up to $700 in free games. Pretty tempting, right? 

And the benefits don't end there. Xbox Live Gold members get up to 75% off games in the Xbox Store and are always first in line to download new games on the day they hit stores. Best of all, you won't even need to leave the couch.

The other major perk is that your digital games are stored in the cloud, so you can download them to your hard drive, or log into your account to a buddy's Xbox and download your games there. 

In other words, an Xbox Live Gold subscription is essential if you want to squeeze maximum enjoyment out of your Xbox One or 360, so it's well worth having at your disposal.

Best Xbox Live Gold deals 2020: cheapest subscription prices in the US

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Best Xbox Live Gold deals in the US

If you don't want to commit, Microsoft will sell you a 1-month Xbox Live Gold subscription for $9.99. The membership renews at that monthly price unless you cancel it. That's a hefty $120 annually.   

The best-value way to get Xbox Live Gold directly from Microsoft is to pay quarterly. The company charges $24.99 for a 3-month membership. That gets the cost down to under $100 per year.

The good news is that you can save even more with a 6- or 12-month membership. Microsoft no longer sells them direct to US gamers, though. That's sparked rumours that the company could be planning to switch things up when the Xbox Series X launches, or perhaps upgrade all Xbox Live Gold members to Game Pass Ultimate. In the meantime, Xbox Live Gold is not going anywhere and now would be great time to get on board.

We've shopped around to beat Microsoft's subscription prices. Check out this month's best Xbox Live Gold deals and discounts below...

Xbox Live Gold 12-month subscription deals

Get a 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription for $59.79 at CD Keys
Click over to online retailer CDKeys and you can secure a 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership for the discounted price of under $60. That's a huge saving of $40 off Microsoft's quarterly subscription.
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Xbox Live Gold 6 month subscription deals

Get a 6-month Xbox Live Gold subscription for $39.99 at Amazon
Fancy a 6-month subscription? You can pay just forty bucks for it at Amazon.com, saving you $10 off Microsoft's regular quarterly subscription, or $20 off a monthly subscription.View Deal

Xbox Live Gold 3-month subscription deals

Get a 3-month Xbox Live Gold subscription for $26.79 $22.79
The generous folk at CD Keys have dropped the price of a 3-month Xbox Live Gold subscription once again. It's over $2 cheaper than Microsoft's price – enough for a couple of scoops of ice cream. Be quick – prices can fluctuate.View Deal

Best Xbox Live Gold deals 2020: cheapest subscription prices in the US

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Get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for only $1

Want to level up your online gaming? You'll want to consider the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It gets you all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold membership plus access to over 100 awesome games, which can be played on Xbox, PC and – when Microsoft xCloud officially launches – Android mobile devices.

That's one heck of a deal. But here's the best bit: gamers can turn their Xbox Live Gold membership into Game Pass Ultimate membership for just $1 for the first month. And no, that's not a typo - it's only a dollar. That's a massive 93% saving!

After that, it'll auto-renew at the regular price of $14.99 per month but it can be cancelled at any time – there's no contract to worry about. 

You save even more money if you're prepared to dive straight into a 3-month Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Here's this month's hottest deals...  

Xbox Game Pass 3-month subscription deals

Xbox One Game Pass Ultimate 3-months $40.19 $24.59 at CD Keys
Game Pass Ultimate lets you download and play over 100 popular games, enjoy up to 75% off in the Xbox Store and download new titles on launch day. You can get it for under $25 per quarter at CD Keys – Microsoft currently charges $45.View Deal

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