This is a fantastic opportunity to grab a red hot Xbox Live Gold deal. These prices are so good we'd have recommended them even before the Xbox Live Gold prices for annual membership went up by £10 this week. Naturally, deals like this look even better now.
Seeing as we've got our eye on the best Xbox Live Gold deals throughout the year, we're in a good position to bring you all the best prices. And it doesn't matter if you've got time left on your current sub as you can stack memberships.
The US price hasn't increased lately, but we have managed to find a big discount on the MSRP for you too on a 12-month subscription. In the UK we've found a pair of offers, one for a 12-month sub, or another for six months and 1000 coins for use in Apex Legends on Xbox One. See below for details:
Xbox Live Gold (6 month subscription) | 1000 Apex Legends coins | £17.99 at Amazon
This deal gets you two 3-month passes and 1000 coins (the later being worth £7.99) for use in Apex Legends. That's a great deal on its own as most stores charge £30 for six months. It looks like you can buy more than one of these bundles too if you want to get a longer sub.
Xbox Live Gold (12 month subscription) | £35.99 at CDKeys
With most stores charging the new £50 price for a year of Xbox Live Gold, this is your next best deal for a 12-month subscription. It's 1p more than buying two of the offer above, but if that one sells out, or Amazon camp down on multi-buys, this is your next best price. Although you don't get the Apex coins with this deal.
Xbox Live Gold (12 month subscription) | $47.49 at CDKeys
CDKeys trade in multiple currencies and the 12-month XBLG subs are multi-region so you can take advantage of a super low price in the US too. You're looking at $59 at most other stores and this is a superb price for such a quiet time of year.
Do I need an Xbox Live Gold subscription?
As with past consoles in the Xbox lineup, the Xbox One or Xbox One X also require an Xbox Live Gold subscription in order to play games online. You also get a selection of free games as a part of your membership and there are Xbox One Gold member-exclusive discounts in the many sales on the Xbox Live store. All in all, it's well worth having, especially at today's discounted price.