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Is Gamepass worth it just for exclusives?

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by pumaz, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. pumaz

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 7, 2003

    Posts: 5,538

    Location: Nottingham

    I've always bought MS exclusives (Forza, Halo and Gears) and trying to work out if it's worth me having Gamepass instead. I've already bought all exclusives up to Forza 7 but obviously I'm looking at FH4 and future releases on Gamepass. Looking at the list of games available I own or not interested in 90% of them but I still think it might be worth it as long as all exclusives are available on Gamepass?

    Assuming it's worth it whats the absolute best / cheapest deal to go for?
     
  2. beachBOYken

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 18, 2007

    Posts: 8,556

    Location: London

    I was thinking the same recently, have had GP a few times and like you the exclusives are what Im only really interested in, it is worth it still though, but for me I occasionally like to get the special edition of a game so I tend to buy the exclusives instead.
    As it stands Im letting my GP lapse, if you only ever buy standard editions of games, get GP.

    Obviously there is some other decent games on there as well worth playing, but I just don't get the time.
     
  3. TALON1973

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 28, 2004

    Posts: 4,286

    Location: llanelli , south wales

    I’ve thought about this for months.... the problem I see is that if your playing a game online I tend to stick to that game for months on end . To the extent I don’t play games I’ve got in my library.

    I I’ve just stopped playing online multiplayer to focus on playing games and try to complete them. I bought just cause 3 on the cheap on Xbox months ago. Started playing it 3 weeks ago. First game I’ve actually completed a campaign in years. Doing as much as the extras as I can now.
     
  4. pumaz

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 7, 2003

    Posts: 5,538

    Location: Nottingham

    That's the thing, like you I tend to buy the "Ultimate" editions and it would seem a little odd buying DLC for a game you're essentially renting.

    It's still tempting though!
     
  5. pumaz

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 7, 2003

    Posts: 5,538

    Location: Nottingham

    I checked my One X Scorpio box and found a One month gamepass code so signed up with that and left recurring billing on to give me another free month. So I’ve got 2 months of free Gamepass and I’ll decide in that time wether it’s worth keeping :)
     
  6. antijoke

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 37,038

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    I get game pass for free, so it’s a no brainier really, I initially got it with the deal for two months for £2 and was impressed with value.

    It’s also nice with the ultimate edition of Forza Horizon 4 you can buy an upgrade pass so with it being a MS game you know it will never leave the service.
     
  7. Dredd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 30, 2002

    Posts: 1,681

    Just use your Microsoft points for yearly gamepass, I have over two years worth already.
     
  8. pumaz

    Soldato

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    Location: Nottingham

    How do you get gamepass for free?

    I’m tempted by the Ultimate upgrade pass but figured I won’t need it yet and by the time the new expansions are out it’ll probably be cheaper.
     
  9. antijoke

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 37,038

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    Microsoft rewards program.

    Do daily tasks, and daily bing/mobile bing searches to get points, 1 month game pass is 6,800 points.

    Yes it’s a monotonous task but it only takes about 3 minutes a day.
     
  10. Dredd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 30, 2002

    Posts: 1,681

    I been doing it for around 16 months, have over 70000 points, did make me change from google to bing for everything.
     
  11. pumaz

    Soldato

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    Location: Nottingham

    Thanks Guys I’ll look into this
     
  12. House

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 16, 2005

    Posts: 2,744

    Location: Back in the UK

    to get 6800 in a month on rewards you have to go some, 90 a day from PC searches, 60 from mobile (the one i dont bother filling) plus another 70-80 from the daily BS quizs and recommended links.

    Ok theres purchases and other stuff you get points for using the best deal (17000 points for 3 months gamepass) your still looking at around 190 points a day.

    Its a shame they killed the 1 year gamepass for 29000 points just before they anounced the MS exclusives on day 1 (and also when i was on 27,000 points).

    I bought 18 months of gamepass for cheap from amazon when they were doing the cheap deal during e3, cost me only slightly more than 1 game digitally and im very happy with the value for money. Sea of thieves, vermitide 2 (a nice day one surprise that one) state of decay and forza horizon 4 have made it worth my while already and that doesnt include the other days i have played that i probably wouldn't have bought. Before my times up i will have at least Crackdown 3 and i'm sure some others as well.

    Just need to keep my eyes open for cheap deals again from legit places.
     
  13. antijoke

    Caporegime

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    You don't have to go some, at 242 points a day is going it for 28 days, you also get point bonuses for streaks as well, so the longer you go you get a streak bonus, in most months that is OK to get you a month of game pass, it doesn't take a lot of effort to do each day either really. I couldn't be bothered to do the mobile one either, but I just picked a random date period to start at (1066) and just do 20 searches, it takes minutes every morning.

    If you can't be bothered then that is one thing, but it's perfectly doable if you can be bothered, and there is now a 12 point bonus for Bing searches.
     
  14. House

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 16, 2005

    Posts: 2,744

    Location: Back in the UK

    I get around 180 points a day, was annoyed this weekend when i missed a day and lost a 27 day streak as well, like i said the mobile one is just a pain and yes your right you get a extra 4 searches worth of points now if you are using Edge which i cant at work and rarely remember at home.

    Spotted there is an App on Xbox now what does that do? any extra points?

    And i'd still say hitting max point 93% of days is going some ;)
     
  15. antijoke

    Caporegime

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    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    the xbox app does also have some bonus points available, but they are like 5 for each activity and I have no idea how often they update. I've been at 100% for a while now, and I am two days away from 6,800 points on a 36 day streak, but at the start I was like you and didn't bother with mobile searches and also wasted 400 points on those stupid sweepstakes as I misunderstood, so I spent points instead of earning them lol.
     
  16. Dredd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 30, 2002

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    I use xbox Edge browser for my searches.

    Xbox micosoft rewards app gives extra 7x5 points each day, plus a few extras worth more.

    For mobile searches I'm login on a few devices other people use, really easy to hit them targets.
     
  17. nantucket66

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 25, 2005

    Posts: 747

    I started doing the rewards thing for the Game Pass just last week, only takes a few minutes a day and I will easily amass enough monthly points to cover the Game Pass price.

    However, this morning I noticed my selected reward has reset it self to nothing - I've searched through all the various rewards, but no mention of Game Pass anywhere. I still have all my points, but no reward set. Has anyone else noticed the same?

    I can see one reward is a £5 Xbox store voucher. Based on the points needed for these you could easily get 1 a month, but are they stackable? As in could you save them up for 6 months and use them all in one go to get £30 off a game?

    Ta
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2018 at 11:01 AM
  18. Mr.Cookie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 1,333

    Location: HR 7047

    I've started doing this since I read @antijoke and in the six days so far have 1253 points with little effort. Also only just started using bing and edge on pc, so 450 points down on where I could have been.
     
  19. karlosthemarra

    Associate

    Joined: Oct 7, 2018

    Posts: 41

    Location: West Cumbria

    Gamepass worth it for exclusives alone, for me anyway.

    CrackDown3, Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5, Halo Infinite and Sea of thieves are/were all day 1 for me, Standard editions alone for those would be £250+, and at £96 for the year it's a no brainer, plus I home share with my lad, so we both get them, saved a fortune ! And with Microsoft rewards, it's free anyway with doing searches from pc and mobile everyday
     
  20. bisoner

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 9, 2002

    Posts: 260

    If you keep an eye out for deals, you can get Gamepass for £3 pm or similar. My Gamepass now runs out in 2021 so that XB2 better be good!

    GP is excellent. I had great fun with SoT and FH4 - playing on both PC and Xbox - if you have a PC and Xbox it's even better value. 3 of us play the same game with a single sub - 2 on Xbox, 1 on PC.