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Is Xbox Game Pass Worth It In 2022? How Do You Get Game Pass At The Lowest Price?

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Xbox Game Pass Worth It

Today we are going to go over is Xbox Game Pass worth it in 2022 and how to get it dirt cheap.  

I have been using Xbox Game Pass since it’s first iteration in 2017.  A lot has changed between 2017 and 2022.  


History of Game Pass

I have had Game Pass Ultimate since the beginning of Game Pass.  If you would have asked me if Game Pass was worth it in 2017, I would have said “It depends on what type of gamer you are.”. 

In 2017 Game Pass Released with right around 100 games.  Most of the console and PC Games were different and game streaming didn’t exist for Game Pass at that time.  

If you had an Xbox One, Game Pass was a great value.  It was even worth getting Ultimate to get those couple extra games on PC you wanted to play. 

If you had a PC only, Game Pass for PC may have been worth it for you depending on if you liked the game selection available.  It also depended on whether your hardware could run the games or not, which is not as important today.

After the development of Game Pass Microsoft started buying up studios.  One of the biggest being Bethesda which game Game Pass games like The Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout 4, and The Evil Within.

the evil within

The Evil Within even ended up on the favorite games I played in 2021 and I originally played it on Game Pass.  

In 2020 Game Pass started the Xcloud game streaming beta, that would originally allow games to be streamed to Android devices.  In 2021 Xcloud added streaming to PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.  

Xcloud would now allow even low end PC’s play Xbox Series X games.  One of my PC’s still has an intel i5-2500 with 8 gig’s of ram and an r5 340x GPU.  I can run Xbox Series X games on it.

Looking at Xbox Game Pass Now there are close to 300 games available, many of the Console only games can be played on PC, and it allows cross play between PC and Xbox one.

Game Pass Pros and Cons in 2022

While Game Pass has several Pros, it does not come without cons.  Let’s go over the Pros / Cons list to help us see is Game Pass worth it for you.


As we can see there are a lot more pros than cons.  That would lead you to think that the answer to Is Game Pass Worth It is an automatic yet.  

It’s not that simple.  There are less cons but at least one of those cons is going to be an automatic No for is Game Pass Worth It.  

My wife is a gamer, but she only plays two games.  Overwatch and Final Fantasy XIV.  Game Pass would not be a good value for her.  If you only play one or two games and don’t really like to try new games, Game Pass is pretty much an automatic No.

For someone who has a lower end computer and wants to be able to play more games, Game Pass is worth it, and a definite yes.  


halo infinite

Even some modern computers with decent graphics cards are struggling to run Halo Infinite at a decent framerate.  With Game Pass I can run Halo Infinite on my I5-2500 with a small amount of input lag. Even on my updated CPU I stream it due to how large the game is, and not wanting to use that much hard drive space for a game.  

How to Get Game Pass Dirt Cheap

To really make Game Pass worth it, we are going to show you how to get it at a lower price.  At standard pricing Game Pass Ultimate costs around $180.00 a year.  Even at $180.00 a year Game Pass is worth it for most people, but what if you could get 3 years for $121 to 135.  

To do this we are going to use a method that has been popular for a long time.  Microsoft is well aware that this is happening, but has not blocked it as of this writing.  

To use this method, and this is important, YOU CAN NOT HAVE A CURRENTLY ACTIVE GAMEPASS SUBSCRIPTION.  If you do it will not work.  However, if you are even 1 day out of a Game Pass Subscription, it will work fine.

First we are going to get three 1 year Xbox Games With Gold Cards.  

These are no longer available in the United States, but are available in many other countries.  You can get one from any country (go with which one is cheapest, but be sure not to get scammed).  If you need some help you can read our article about how to make buying from key resellers safe.

If you don’t know where to look, you can purchase the same key I used which was from CD Keys for a 12 month games with gold from Turkey.  Right now they are around $40 so three of them equals about $120.

After that you are going to need a VPN.  If you don’t currently have one, many have free trials.  Also, you should probably have a VPN for security.  

Set the VPN to the country you purchased the Games with Gold Cards for and connect.  If you don’t know how to do that, there is some information here.

After connecting to the VPN you are going to redeem your codes for Xbox Games With Gold.  Go the the Microsoft code redeem page.  Enter your codes (if you have an xbox make sure to use the account associated with your xbox).

Now after your redeem your codes all you have to do is go here and purchase one month of Game Pass Ultimate.  If you’ve never had it before it will be $1.  If you have had a Game Pass subscription before it will be $15.  Once you purchase this it will also convert your 3 years of games with gold to Game Pass Ultimate giving you 37 months of Game Pass Ultimate.


Is Game Pass Worth It In 2022

After going through all the information, I believe most gamers will find Game Pass worth it in 2022.  Using the cheat to get Game Pass at a less than a third of the normal price makes Game Pass well worth it.  

I have had Game Pass since 2017 and I can say that now, in 2022, is the time that Game Pass has really started to shine.  

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