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GameStop Xbox Series X restock time today – when and how to get it

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The GameStop Xbox Series X restock time today is at 11am EDT, and you'll have a better chance at buying the console if you follow our Xbox Series X restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider – follow and turn on notifications for alerts. Why? Because GameStop is often late and then, in a flash, it'll sell out in a few minutes today, October 7, with Far Cry 6 bundled with the Microsoft console.

Matt is tracking Xbox Series X restock dates at all retailers in the US, including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and GameStop, and will do an Xbox Series X restock live stream today to walk you through the checkout process step-by-step.

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When? Follow Xbox restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider and turn on notifications for instant restock alerts. He offers the fastest way to get Xbox stock news and updates.

Our Twitter tracker alerts are needed for two reasons, even if GameStop posted the official restock time: 11am EDT / 10am CDT / 9am MDT / 8am PDT. First, GameStop is almost never on time. Second, other stores will get the Xbox Series X in stock in October for MSRP, including Walmart, Target and Best Buy. GameStop won't be alone. If you miss GameStop, the Microsoft store often does an Xbox restock on Thursday evenings.

Matt has helped over 89,000 people get a next-gen through these restock alerts: 

Important information

Never buy from other Twitter users – ever. They're all scams. Only buy from the US stores Matt alerts you to. No one will sell an Xbox Series X for just $550.

Step-by-step YouTube help! Matt Swider's Xbox Series X restock live stream for live coaching and video updates.

Directions to get our Xbox alerts: Click on this image of a prior Xbox Series X restock alert from Matt Swider and turn on notifications (that little bell icon) for instant alerts.

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Xbox Series X restock news for Thursday, October 7

Finding Xbox Series X in stock remains difficult, even if Sony PS5 restock dates get all of the attention. Sure, the Microsoft console stays in stock longer – as we track the restock dates, times and lengths at each US retailer – but there have been far fewer restock opportunities in the second half of 2021 than other next-gen consoles.

We saw a Best Buy Xbox Series X restock on Wednesday, but it sold out within a few seconds and actually crashed the entire Best Buy website. We're hoping GameStop is prepared for the crush of traffic coming for its Far Cry 6 Series X restock today.

Most restocks happen online, and that includes the new news about the GameStop Xbox Series X restock with Far Cry 6. You won't find it in GameStop stores. In fact, there has only been one in-store GameStop Xbox restock in 2021 this summer and other recently at Best Buy having Xbox Series X recently,


GameStop Xbox Series X restock time today

GameStop sent out an email to its PowerUp Rewards Pro members, alerting them of a forthcoming Xbox Series X restock. It appears as if the Xbox Series S may also be available, according to the photo used, but the text doesn't form this.

"A limited number of Xbox Series X Far Cry 6 Bundles will be available online," according to the GameStop email. The email was sent to PowerUp Pro Rewards members and encourages people to 'Go Pro', meaning the $15/a year barrier to entry will be required for first access, which we highly recommend as the retailer can sell out of the console.

GameStop cites the date being Thursday, October 7 and the time being 11am EDT / 10am CDT / 9am MDT / 8am PDT.


Why this Xbox Series X may sell out fast

This is great news if you've been searching for an Xbox Series X console for the last few months (the first Xbox pre-orders went up more than a year ago at this point).

GameStop is packing in a must-have game, Far Cry 6, with the console. There's no word which other extras will be included, but the video game retailer often adds in GameStop gift cards, Xbox Game Pass memberships, if not also an extra Xbox Series X controller.


GameStop 'Pro' membership needed for this restock?

This is a question we always get: will I need to have a GameStop PowerUp Rewards Pro membership to get the Xbox Series X restock on Thursday?

Yes and no. GameStop offers 'early access' to the Xbox Far Cry 3 bundle. This doesn't mean you'll get access any earlier than 11am EDT. Better than 'early access' you get 'first access' starting at the 11am EDT Xbox restock time. If there are any consoles left over, usually after one hour, then it'll be up for grabs for non-Pro members.

But the price of GameStop's Pro membership is $15 a year, not per month like a lot of people suspect. You don't have to get the $20 membership (checked off by default). That version comes with a paper-based magazine instead of a digital copy. You can save $5 by switching over the $15 membership instead.

Matt Swider

US Editor-in-Chief

Matt Swider is TechRadar's gadget-savvy, globe-trotting US Editor-in-Chief who leads the US team in New York City. He began his tech journalism career all the way back in 1999 at the age of 14, and first started writing for TechRadar in 2012. He's tested over 1,000 phones, tablets and wearables and commands a Twitter account of 777,000+ followers. Matt received his journalism degree from Penn State University and is never seen without his TechRadar headphones.