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Equipped for Battle | AMD bundles Xbox Game Pass with Radeon graphics cards and Ryzen CPUs

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With a Netflix-style selection of hundreds of PC games, plus supplemental game streaming options, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass is a great deal for PC gamers even if you’ve never touched an Xbox. In a demonstration of how popular the game subscription service is becoming, AMD is now bundling a month of free Game Pass service with new graphics cards and processors. The “Equipped for Battle” promotion begins now and will extend into June of 2022.

Buyers of AMD Ryzen CPUs in the 5, 7, and 9 series (3600 or higher), as well as the Radeon RX 6600, 6600 XT, 6700 XT, 6800, and 6800 XT graphics cards will all get a voucher for one free month of Xbox Game Pass for PC. That’s not a huge incentive for buying since it’s just a $10 value, and the cheapest hardware on that list is $250 at retail. (The “affordable” Radeon RX 6600 GPU, with a retail price of $330, is currently going for around $600 at street value due to the ongoing shortage.)

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Kilau

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My laptop is constantly reminding me about the free month of game pass it came with, I can’t use it though because I already have game pass.
 

Roman Empire

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By 2023 Microsoft estimates that more people will have Gamepass than credit cards.

Jokes aside, most people I know nowadays have Gamepass. Can't blame them when it has so much value. So better enjoy it while it lasts or gets a (justifiable) price increase.
 

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My laptop is constantly reminding me about the free month of game pass it came with, I can’t use it though because I already have game pass.

It won't add on as an extra month to your membership?
 
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Skifi28

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One month? Wow, can they afford it? I imagine AMD will literally be in the red next quarter.
 
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Kilau

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It won't add on as an extra month to your membership?
Nope just takes me to the store and tries to charge $10 for a month of non ultimate.

It’s good until 1/8/2023 too so I’ll be seeing the pop up for awhile.
 

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By 2023 Microsoft estimates that more people will have Gamepass than credit cards.

Jokes aside, most people I know nowadays have Gamepass. Can't blame them when it has so much value. So better enjoy it while it lasts or gets a (justifiable) price increase.

That's the opposite in where I live. Only couple people I know have gamepass and its mostly for console.
 
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DaGwaphics

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Smart promo for GP. Now if AMD cards weren't selling way over the MSRP it would be that much better.