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The cheapest Xbox Game Pass deals for September 2022

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Xbox Game Pass is one of the best deals in gaming right now. You pay a relatively small monthly cost and get access to a massive library of games that grows throughout the year. If you'll allow the crude comparison, think of it as a Netflix for gaming. Take a glance at our list of the best Xbox Game Pass games to see what treats await. If that sounds like a great idea to you, here's where you can find the latest cheap Xbox Game Pass deals and save some serious money off your next membership fee.

Before we get too into it, though, it's worth pointing out that if you're completely new to the service and just want to test it out, the first place you need to go is direct to Microsoft. Their current Xbox Game Pass deal allows you to get your first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1 / £1 (opens in new tab).

From then on, a subscription to Xbox Game Pass costs $9.99 / £7.99 per month, although there are options to pay for up to three months at once at a discounted price of $29.99 / £23.99. Whichever sounds right for you, scroll down for the best offers on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate today - including any we spot in the upcoming Black Friday deals.

The cheapest Xbox Game Pass deals

These are today's best prices for a standard Xbox Game Pass membership. We've included both three-month and six-month options below. When signing up, consider picking up a longer subscription upfront as that will save you money in the long run.

The offers below will be automatically filtered to your region, but double-check before you buy that a code can be activated in your country before buying.

The cheapest Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals

Something else you want to consider before committing, too, is whether you want an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription instead. This premium tier membership combines Xbox Game Pass with Xbox Live Gold - this second part is what gets you access to online multiplayer on Xbox consoles as well as a selection of deals and freebies each month. 

If you already use Xbox Live Gold for online play, then, you'd be better-served upgrading to an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription to cover both at the same time. That's because, together, it costs $14.99 / £10.99 a month. There is also a three-month Game Pass Ultimate option that sits at $44.99 / £32.99.

Not tried Ultimate before? Microsoft currently runs an introductory offer of $1 / £1 for your first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (opens in new tab). We'd advise taking full advantage of this if you've not yet signed up for the service. 

For those who need to top up an existing membership, or add more time now the discounted trial has ended, you can find the latest cheap Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals just below.

Is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate worth the cost?

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate price currently sits at $14.99 / £10.99 / AU$15.95 a month when you buy a rolling contract through Microsoft. For that, you get access to a massive library of PC and console games that are available to download and play as much as you like through your membership. You can also stream compatible games through other PC and mobile devices - and some even support touch controls. Oh, and you get access to online multiplayer with the included Xbox Live Gold.

It's a comprehensive package, then, if you do a lot of your gaming across the PC and Xbox consoles. And as it's only slightly more expensive than a standard Game Pass membership, it's definitely worth considering an upgrade to this higher value membership.

If you're just looking to play your favourite Xbox games online, though, check out the best Xbox Live Gold deals for today's cheapest prices. Or, if you're looking to upgrade your console to the latest release, here's where to buy Xbox Series X now stock has stabilized at most retailers.

James Pickard
Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.