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The cheapest Xbox Game Pass deals and prices in May 2021

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Xbox Game Pass deals can turn an already strong investment into an incredibly high value one. Considering you're getting a massive library of free games to dip in and out of, saving cash with cheap Xbox Game Pass memberships can save you some serious cash on your gaming expenditure. 

If you're 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 offers a $1 / £1 trial price for the first month, and while you can double down on this offer (see below), it's a great way to see if you'll actually use the service day to day. 

The usual six month Game Pass price sits at $59.99 (£50), though if you pay monthly you're looking at a recurring cost of $9.99 (£7.99) a month. If you're already using Xbox Live Gold for online play, then, you'll be better served with a Game Pass Ultimate deal. This subscription offers both PC and console Game Pass as well as online play for $14.99 (£10.99) a month. We're bringing you both the best Xbox Game Pass deals and Game Pass Ultimate prices around right here.

The cheapest Xbox Game Pass deals and prices

You'll find the latest Xbox Game Pass deals just below, with retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and CDKeys all swept fresh every morning for the cheapest prices around. That means there's plenty of ways to save on your Game Pass 12 month membership right here.

The cheapest Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals and prices

Microsoft currently offers an introductory $1/£1 price for your first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and we'd advise this offer if you're not yet signed up for the service. That's because the offer also upgrades any remaining months of Live Gold or Game Pass into Game Pass Ultimate, but we'll show you how to make the most of that offer further down the page. If you're just looking to top up your existing membership, you'll find the latest Xbox Game Pass Ultimate prices just below.

The best Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deal around

Microsoft has blown the rest of its Xbox Game Pass deals out the water with this latest offer, but only if you're a new subscriber. Thanks to this nifty little lifehack, you can get up to 36 months of Game Pass Ultimate (a membership that combines Live Gold online play and Game Pass streaming) for $1/£1 - if you've got enough Live Gold months stored up. 

That's right, Xbox is currently offering a trial price of $1/£1 for the first month of their Game Pass Ultimate membership but here's the kicker - they're also converting any remaining Xbox Live Gold months you have left on your account into Game Pass Ultimate as well. 

That means you can purchase a Live Gold subscription or use gift cards and then sign up for Game Pass Ultimate using the introductory deal to convert all those months into valuable streaming time. Previously, this could net you up to 36 months of Game Pass Ultimate, however now that amount is based on a conversion ratio of how long you have left on your Live Gold subscription.

Microsoft has fully supported this lifehack, so there's no need to worry being penalized for tricking the system into mega savings. While this offer lasts it's the best way to get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and can save you a startling amount of cash as you stream your way into 2022. Grab your Xbox Live Gold codes here:

Is the Xbox Game Pass price worth it?

The Xbox Game Pass price currently sits at $9.99 (£7.99) a month when you buy a rolling contract through Microsoft. That cost nets you access to a massive library of console games, free to stream as much as you like through your membership. That might be fine if you're just looking to play console games, but if you're after PC titles as well, or you also want to play online, we'd really point you towards Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. 

For just a few dollars more a month (or a little more upfront if you're picking up a code), you'll gain access to more titles and bundle your online play for far less than a separate Live Gold subscription would cost. It's a much higher value membership overall, but only worth it if you're in need of these added extras. 

Even if you're buying the cheapest Xbox game deals, you'll still save some cash by renting them through this subscription.

If you're just looking to play your favourite Xbox games online, check out our best Xbox Live Gold deals for the best membership price. Or, if you're looking to upgrade your console to the latest 4K model, you can also find all the best Xbox One X bundle prices.