Microsoft Announces Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks

Posted on March 18, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in PC gaming, Xbox, Xbox One with 0 Comments

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks offers a rotating selection of new game content for select titles at no additional cost. There are also some new games for Xbox Game Pass for PC and console.

“Our members have told us they love discovering new games but they also want new in-game content,” Microsoft’s Ben Decker writes. “Through Perks, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will now regularly receive new benefits including DLC, in-game content and more – all free and included with membership.”

The first perks are now available. They include:

Phantasy Star Online 2. A new special content bundle for this game includes unique emotes, in-game cosmetics including an Xbox jacket, a gold ticket Mission Pass, and in-game currency with a Meseta Crystal. But it’s available to members in the US and Canada only.

World of Tanks: Mercenaries. This game is receiving “three powerful tanks and more,” Microsoft says.

Sea of Thieves. Here, we see a free Ori-inspired Ancestral Sails, Figurehead, Hull, and Flag to adorn your ship.

Smite. This free bundle unlocks five Gods, special character skins, and voice packs.

Microsoft says that it will announce new perks alongside other Xbox Game Pass announcements going forward. To find available perks, existing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers should visit the Xbox Game Pass tab on console, the Xbox (beta) app on Windows 10, or the Xbox Game Pass mobile app.

There are also some new games for Xbox Game Pass for PC and console. On PC, we’re getting Astrologaster, Bleeding Edge, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, and The Surge 2 soon. And on console, you can expect to see Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, Kona, and The Surge 2 on March 19, Bleeding Edge on March 24, and Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid on March 26.

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