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How to get an Xbox Live Gold trial subscription

With an Xbox Live Gold trial subscription, you can temporarily access the features of Xbox Live, including online multiplayer gaming.

Note You can't add an Xbox Live Gold trial subscription if you already have an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

Prepaid codes for Xbox Live Gold trial subscriptions included with games or console bundles

Some games or console bundles may include a prepaid code for a 2, 3, or 14 day Xbox Live Gold trial subscription. This trial subscription starts as soon as you activate the prepaid card.

The following limitations and restrictions apply to Xbox Live trial subscriptions from games or console bundles:

  • If you have an existing paid Xbox Live Gold subscription, you can’t redeem Xbox Live Gold trial subscriptions from games or console bundles to extend your subscription period. However, you can redeem the prepaid code once your current paid subscription expires.
  • Prepaid codes for Xbox Live Gold trial subscriptions are only available in select games and bundles.
  • You can’t stack prepaid codes for Xbox Live Gold trial subscriptions from games or console bundles. This means that you can’t start another trial period before your current trial period has finished. However, you can purchase a new paid Xbox Live Gold subscription and start the subscription at any time during the trial period.

For Xbox 360 console customers only:

  • You can’t access Games with Gold for the Xbox 360 with this type of Xbox Live Gold trial subscription. However, you can buy games at Gold deal discounted prices when available.
  • If you sign up for a full Xbox Live Gold subscription after your trial, you do get Games with Gold. If your Gold subscription lapses, you get to keep the Xbox 360 games that came with Games with Gold.

For Xbox One console customers only:

  • With an Xbox Live Gold 14-day trial subscription, you do get Games with Gold, and discounted Gold deals.
  • If you don’t subscribe to Xbox Live Gold before the 14-day trial ends, you’ll lose all Xbox One games that came with Games with Gold. You’ll get to keep Xbox 360 games that came with Games with Gold.
  • If you sign up for a full Xbox Live Gold subscription after your trial, you do get Games with Gold. If your subscription lapses, you’ll lose the Xbox One games that came with Games with Gold. You’ll get to keep Xbox 360 games that came with Games with Gold.

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