Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: How to upgrade

Tom West - March 20th 2022

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is Microsoft's premium subscription model for its gaming services, rolling Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass, and more into one package. Here is how to upgrade from the base model and what's included. If you currently have a basic Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass for PC, or Xbox Live Gold subscription — or a mixture of the three — but want to know how to upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and combine them all into one monthly payment, then read on.

What benefits does Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offer?

There are a number of reasons for upgrading your subscription to the premium Xbox Game Pass Ultimate model due to all of the services you can access with it. With Ultimate you gain access to both the base Xbox Game Pass library of games and Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Cloud Gaming, the EA Play catalogue, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks, and Xbox Live Gold. Check out our guide to Xbox Game Pass to find out more.

How do I see which subscription package I currently have?

To see which services you're currently subscribed to, you can either head to Xbox.com directly and sign in with the Microsoft account associated with your Xbox profile, or check on your Xbox console. To check on your console, bring up the guide by pressing the Xbox logo on your controller, scroll all the way to the right and click on your profile at the top of the Profile & system tab. If this says 'Ultimate' next to your Gamertag then you're already an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member, if not, click on Subscriptions and it'll show you the list of services you're currently subscribed to.

How do I upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

If you're ready to make the jump into the premium subscription model, you can join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on Xbox.com. Alternatively, head to the Store on your Xbox console and navigate to Subscriptions on the store's homepage. Click on Game Pass and it'll bring up the subscription services available to you.

What happens to my previous subscription?

When you upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate your current Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Live Gold, and EA Play subscriptions will automatically convert to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. You can double-check by following the steps above in the 'How do I see which subscription package I currently have?' section. The conversion rates can be found on Xbox.com and all converted time can only be added to a maximum of 36 months.

How do I cancel Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

Cancelling your active subscription is just as easy as upgrading. Check out our guide to cancelling Xbox Game Pass for more info.

Upgrading to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to a vast number of benefits, and we regularly cover games joining Xbox Game Pass, games leaving Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Game Pass Quests. If you would like to be notified when anything related to Xbox Game Pass is published, follow through one of those links and hit the 'Follow topics' button at the top of the page.