As the name suggests, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the ultimate, online premium subscription service for Xbox consoles. This service has many features that enhance the users' experience of the Xbox platform like the ability to freely download and play hundreds of Xbox games for a limited time. Gain access to exclusive deals and discounts that will help you save tons of money when purchasing games. And play Xbox games on the go through your mobile devices thanks to Xbox Cloud Gaming, all for a small monthly fee.
There are so many more benefits to subscribing to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. One of which is one of the more underappreciated aspects of the service — Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks. Every month, subscribers will be rewarded with Perks that contain in-game items and free access to the premium features of third-party apps.
The list of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks on offer changes from month to month. So, we have decided to compile a list of all Game Pass Perks currently available and update it when new Perks arrive. This way, you can keep up to date on the latest Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks and grab them at your leisure.
What are Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks?
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks can best be described as free downloadable content provided by Microsoft as a reward for those who subscribe to the service. These Perks can take the form of in-game items like player costumes, weapon skins, playable characters, or even in-game currency that can be used to purchase content from the in-game stores.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks aren't just for video games; they also apply to third-party apps. For example, some Perks can grant you temporary free access to the premium features of a third-party app like Discord or Spotify, which generally require you to pay a separate monthly fee to access.
There are some caveats when obtaining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks. For starters, the Perks are only available on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. If you only have a free or an Xbox Live Gold account or are only subscribed to Game Pass PC or Game Pass Console, you will need to upgrade it to an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate account to claim the Perks.
Secondly, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks are available for a limited time, so you will need to claim the Perks before the time limit on them expires. Once you have claimed a Perk, you then receive a grace period in which you must redeem the Perk's code before the appointed deadline. And thirdly, you will need to own the game or app the Perks are associated with before you can use them.
How do I claim Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks?
There are multiple methods where you can claim Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks. The first is by signing into your Xbox home console, scrolling down the home page, and opening up the Game Pass menu. Then, you will need to click on the "Perks" option, where the list of Game Pass Perks resides. Select and click on the Perk you want, and then you will see a screen where you can grab the Perk's code by clicking on the "Claim" option. Finally, you will then be taken to the Microsoft Store, where you can redeem the code and download it to your console.
The second method is by opening the Xbox Game Pass app on your tablet or smartphone, clicking on your profile, and seeing the list of Perks at the top. Then click on the Perk you want, press the "Claim" button, and you will be given a code that must be entered on the Microsoft Store via your home Xbox console or PC to redeem the content. Do note that some Perks might be unavailable on the mobile app.
The third method is to open up your Xbox app on your Windows PC. On the top left-hand corner, click on "Game Pass" to open up the Game Pass menu to see "Perks" in the middle of the screen. Click on that, and you will access the list of Perks where you can select the Perk you want, claim the code, and then redeem it in the Microsoft Store app.
Do note that when claiming a Perk for a third-party app, you will be given a link that takes you directly to the website for the associated app, where you can redeem the benefits of the Perk.
List of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks
Below is the complete list of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks currently available and their deadlines and grace periods. New Perks are added on an irregular schedule from month to month, so we will be on the lookout for these additional Perks to ensure you don't miss out on these free rewards.
Discord Nitro (free three months of Nitro) — Claim by June 15, 2023, and redeem by June 22, 2023
Discord is one of the most popular voice and text messaging apps that goes hand-in-hand with gaming. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is currently offering a limited-timed Perk which gains you access to a free three-month trial of Discord Nitro.
Discord Nitro is a premium version of Discord and it features a ton of special benefits compared to the regular version. This app includes an increased upload capacity of 100MB so you can share higher quality videos and image files, a wider library of emojis, boosted server performance, the ability to stream at HD quality through screenshare, and much more.
Apple Music (Three Month Trial Offer) — Claim by June 30, 2023, and redeem by July 30, 2023
Apple Music is Apple’s premium music streaming service, where you get and listen to millions of record-breaking songs across multiple genres without being interrupted by advertisements. For a limited time, Apple offers a three-month trial where Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can forgo Apple Music’s usual monthly fee and rock out to their favorite songs for free.
Do note only new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can redeem this Perk. Once the three-month trial ends, your Apple Music subscription will automatically renew at your region’s monthly price until it is canceled. Ensure you install the Apple Music App before claiming the Perk on your iOS mobile devices.
F1 22 (EA Play PitCoin Reward) — Claim and redeem by June 8, 2023
F1 22 is a long-running racing game series where you challenge rival Formula One drivers in intense racing competitions to decide who is the world's best racer.
Stock up on PitCoins with the F1 22 EA Play Pitcoin Reward Perk. This Perk will grant you 24,000 PitCoins, F1 22's in-game currency which can be used to buy the F1 22 Podium Pass or items in the Item Shop.
This perk is available for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One versions of F1 22 and can only be claimed once per account. EA Play subscribers can also claim this reward by logging into F1 22 between May 11, 2023, and June 8, 2023.
Apex Legends (Arsenal Supercharge Pack) — Claim by June 12, 2023 and redeem by June 19, 2023.
Apex is a free-to-play battle royale where assassins, cutthroat killers, and mercenaries across the galaxy fight in a lethal contest where only man walks away alive and wins fame, fortune, and glory. Equip your mercs with the finest arsenal using the Apex Legends Arsenal Supercharge Pack.
This Perk bundle contains two cosmetic skins for Ash and Lifeline, two weapon skins for the P2020 and Wingman, and two banners for Ash and Lifeline.
This Perk is available for EA Play Members and Xbox Game Pass subscribers. It is valid for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One versions of Apex Legends and can only be claimed once per account. Ea Play subscribers can also grab this Perk for free between May 9, 2023, to June 12, 2023.
FIFA 23 (EA Play Ultimate Team Pack) — Claim by June 16, 2023, and redeem by June 23, 2023
FIFA 23 is the latest edition of EA's long-running soccer franchise and it brings a slew of new features to the series including the addition of women's club teams, HyperMotion2 Technology to increase gameplay, cross-play support, and more.
Get your hands on the FIFA 23 EA Play Ultimate Team Pack Perk to acquire a free EA Play FUT Ultimate Pack. This pack contains ten Gold Rare Players rated 80 or higher and a Player pick between four TOTS Players rated 95 or higher on five games loan.
This Perk is available for EA Play Members and Xbox Game Pass subscribers. It is valid for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One versions of Fifa 23 and can only be claimed once per account. Ea Play subscribers can also grab this Perk for free between May 16, 2023, to June 16, 2023.
SMITE (SMITE x Vshojo Starter Pack) — Claim by June 16, 2023, and redeem by June 22, 2023
SMITE is a free-to-play MOBA where gods, monsters, and heroes battle each other in grand skirmishes to determine who is the mightiest warrior in all creation. Destroy your foes while playing as famous Vtubers like Ironmouse, Nyanners, Kson, Silvervale, Apricot, and Vei by acquiring the SMITE x Vshojo Starter Pack. This Perk bundle will unlock the playable God and Voice associated with this collaboration and grant you 2000 Viewer Points.
This Perk is available for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One versions of Smite and can only be claimed once per account.
Sea of Thieves (Obsidian Eye of Reach Pack) — Claim by June 24, 2023 and redeem by July 1, 2023.
Sea of Thieves is an open-world adventure created by Rare where you get to sail the seven seas and become a legendary pirate. Upgrade your privateer gear with style using the Sea of Thieves Obsidian Eye of Reach Pack. This Perk pack contains the Obsidian Eye of Reach, the Obsidian Fishing Rod, and the Obsidian Sails.
This Perk is available for the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and the PC Windows 10/11 versions of Sea of THieves and can only be claimed once per account.
World of Tanks (Enemies of Humanity Bundle) — Claim and redeem by June 26, 2023
World of Tanks is a competitive multiplayer that is free-to-play where you control destructive tanks and use them to blow up your enemies. The Ruinous Powers of Chaos and the savage Ork WAAAGH of Warhammer 40,000 invade the World of Tanks in the World of Tanks (Enemies of Humanity Bundle.
This Perk bundle contains the Dolgoth Sepk 2D Standard Commander, the Kroglin da Facegrinda 2D Standard Commander, seven days of Premium game time, and ten x4 Commander XP Boosters.
This perk is available for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One versions of World of Tanks and can only be claimed once per account.
Madden NFL 23 (EA Play Ultimate Team Pack) — Claim by July 7, 2023 and redeem by July 12, 2023
Assemble the finest team of football superstars to make your mark in the history books in Madden NFL 23. Recruit the best football players to your team by using the Madden NFL EA Play Ultimate Team Pack to beat the competition. This Perk pack contains eight random Elite Players that can be recruited into your football.
This Perk is available for EA Play Members and Xbox Game Pass subscribers. It is valid for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One versions of Madden NFL 23 and can only be claimed once per account. EA Play members can also claim this Perk pack by entering the Madden NFL 23 Ultimate Team between June 6, 2023, to July 12, 2023.
KartRider: Drift (Lucci Loot Pack) — Claim by July 9, 2023, and redeem by July 16, 2023
KartRider: Drift is a free-to-play racing game where you can customize the look of your cute cartoon racers and karts, and challenge your friends in fun multiplayer racing matches that support up to eight players.
Get a head start on your career as a KartRider with the Lucci Loot Pack. This Perk will gift players 14,000 Lucci Coins that they can spend on buying cosmetic gear, karts, and more from the Item Shop.
This Perk is available for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One versions of KartRider: Drift and can only be claimed once per account, per season.
What Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks will you take?
The free items and codes from these Perks is just the tip of the digital iceberg when comes to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate's benefits. With this list, we hope we have informed you of these bonus rewards, so you can claim extra content for the best Xbox Game Pass games on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Windows PC.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
With the power of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can experience hundreds of the greatest video games at a meager monthly cost. This subscription service is too good to miss out for any gamer, whether they want AAA blockbuster extravaganzas or artistic, thought-provoking indie treasures.
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