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Xbox Game Pass India Subscription Free for 8 Months For All Members

Md Ray

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Microsoft is giving away 8 months of Xbox Game Pass subscription for free in India to existing subscribers, with new subscribers getting 7 months for free. Microsoft has sent an email to existing subscribers stating the cause to be the Reserve Bank of India's new mandates regarding recurring payments.

"The Reserve Bank of India recently added new requirements for processing recurring transactions through the RBI-E mandate, intended to enhance the safety and security of these transactions," reads the email from Microsoft. "We at Microsoft are updating our payment systems to enable recurring payments in accordance with these requirements. In the meantime to help avoid disruption, we have added 8-months of Xbox Game Pass ultimate to your account at no additional charge so you don't have to worry about making recurring payments during this time and can just enjoy playing games.

"New subscribers can get 7 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for free when they sign up and pay for the first month on any of the three tiers of Xbox Game Pass (PC, Console, Ultimate). This also applies to existing members who want to renew their subscription.

 
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Does that work on different accounts that arent in that store region?

Do you have to pay with rupees if you change store region?

Will that work with paypal?
 

RaZoR No1

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Wow very very generous of MS, especially because the "issue" isnt even caused by them.

But is Xbox or Gamepass even a thing in India?
I cannot imagine that there a lot of Xbox or Gamepass users there.
 

Heisenberg007

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So microsoft wants inflated numbers for the gamepass
Be Quiet Cut It Out GIF
 

Heisenberg007

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This is for those who are members already and had recurring subscription on.

New subscribers can get 7 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for free when they sign up and pay for the first month on any of the three tiers of Xbox Game Pass (PC, Console, Ultimate). This also applies to existing members who want to renew their subscription.
 

Kev Kev

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so itll work if we create a new account and change location to india?

has anyone tried yet?
 

Kev Kev

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There you go... Courtesy my friends at IVG

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NEW accounts only or Accounts with no active Subs, you should be able to see Free 7 months in all the links first

Step 1 (XBL GOLD): https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/p/xbox-live-gold/CFQ7TTC0K5DJ/000C
Step 2 (Game Pass PC): https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/p/xbox-game-pass/CFQ7TTC0KGQ8/0002
Step 3 (Game Pass Console): https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/p/xbox-game-pass/cfq7ttc0k6l8/0001
Step 4 (Ultimate Game Pass): https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/p/xbox-game-pass-ultimate/cfq7ttc0khs0

For each of these, select all the option in the exact order as listed above."
is this only for those in india?
 

Kev Kev

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Yes. You won't see 1 + 7 month for Rs 50 otherwise.
i wonder if it will work if i make a new account and change the region to india? and i wonder if that would have any adverse side effects for my online experience and other accounts on that xbox?

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fuck man i just need to stop being so cheap and subscribe lmao. ive been working MS over on these free months for a couple years now lol
 
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Mr Hyde

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Reading GAF it seems that everybody wants to sub to Gamepass but nobody wants to pay for it. Every poster talks about certain tricks you can do to avoid a higher fee, be it conversion of existing subs, 1$ deals or just plain free. Very strange attitude. I wonder how many will stick to the service when/if MS decides to raise the fee or close all loopholes.
 

vaibhavpisal

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i wonder if it will work if i make a new account and change the region to india? and i wonder if that would have any adverse side effects for my online experience and other accounts on that xbox?

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fuck man i just need to stop being so cheap and subscribe lmao. ive been working MS over on these free months for a couple years now lol

I have read online that all accounts have access to gamepass titles on a xbox. You could download using India account, then play using main account.

But I feel gold conversion trick itself is good enough for most people.
 
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vaibhavpisal

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Reading GAF it seems that everybody wants to sub to Gamepass but nobody wants to pay for it. Every poster talks about certain tricks you can do to avoid a higher fee, be it conversion of existing subs, 1$ deals or just plain free. Very strange attitude. I wonder how many will stick to the service when/if MS decides to raise the fee or close all loopholes.

Some people I know are getting 8 month's free even if they were paying full monthly price.

You cannot pay for it even if you wanted to.
 

IDKFA

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Microsoft should do this internationally for new customers.

For example, buy an Xbox Series S/X and get 12 months of Gamepass for free.

That would certainly generate a lot of sales.

Maybe new Gamepass customers who don't need an Xbox should get the 8 months free option.
 
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Kev Kev

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other than some apps, games, movies, etc., possibly not working if you change your region... is there any other adverse effects to playing online if i change my region to india? or anything else at all i should worry about?

like, will i only be able to play online games with indians? will i have trouble finding other players because i live in FL but xbox thinks i live in india?

or will everything be exactly the same, itll just think i moved to india suddenly? lol. i have read it makes you stay in that region for at least 3 months, but if there is no difference to my experience then it shouldnt be a big deal... right?
 

DaleinCalgary

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Reading GAF it seems that everybody wants to sub to Gamepass but nobody wants to pay for it. Every poster talks about certain tricks you can do to avoid a higher fee, be it conversion of existing subs, 1$ deals or just plain free. Very strange attitude. I wonder how many will stick to the service when/if MS decides to raise the fee or close all loopholes.
No way I'm paying monthly for this once my 3 year deal is up

a whole bunch O crap
 
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Iced Arcade

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Canada eh
completely normal, like others they are trying to get footing in the market.


for example: youtube premium is only $2.99 US a month in India
 
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dvdvideo

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Microsoft should do this internationally for new customers.

For example, buy an Xbox Series S/X and get 12 months of Gamepass for free.

That would certainly generate a lot of sales.

Maybe new Gamepass customers who don't need an Xbox should get the 8 months free option.

I think they would have already if needed, but sales on hardware have been brisk without.
The x for sure, the s in some regions is still hard to get. And even in regions where s isn't sold out I bet they expect it to at Christmas.
But I would expect a gamepass bundle with the s at some point.
 

sircaw

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A local pond.
Alright, done! Signed up for PC Game Pass!


Shh! No one tell sircaw sircaw :messenger_winking_tongue: or he'll call me a traitor...
i traded gear with DarkMage619 DarkMage619 last night in a diablo game, he's on my PlayStation network friends list now. I know, i know, sleeping with the enemy and all that, i have no right to call you a traitor. Cry "lollipop_disappointed:

It's Bill O'Rights Bill O'Rights fault, he said we needed to come to together and be more friendly with the other communities etc. ( i will never forgive you for this Bill, and as i am playing diablo i think this next message is rather fitting for you)

Burn in hell Bill, Burn in hell. "lollipop_disappointed:

DarkMage619 DarkMage619 is officially a notch on my bedpost, i think its time to bury the hatchet and break in all the xbox sluts, your next Riky Riky .


Fml
 
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