Online multiplayer has become a massive part in gaming ever since Microsoft introduced Xbox Live 18 years ago. However, one of it’s biggest flaws was the requirement of Xbox Gold (The upgraded version) in free-to-play online games, like Fortnite or Apex Legends. But now, Microsoft has learned how important online multiplayer is and is removing the Xbox Gold requirement for online games.
What Does This Mean For Subscribers?
From the official Xbox website:
- If you’re an existing online 12-month or 6-month Xbox Live Gold member, there’s no price change. If you choose to renew your membership, it will renew at yourcurrent price.
The price of a 1-month Gold membership is increasing $1 USD and the price of a 3-month membership is increasing $5 USD or the equivalent amount in your local market.
- If you’d like to upgrade your Gold membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate your remaining Gold time will also convert directly to Ultimate (up to 36 months). For example, if you have 11 months of Xbox Live Gold now, and you upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, those 11 months convert to 11 months of Ultimate at no additional cost.