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Xbox Game Pass May 2021 offers include free 4-month Spotify Premium; ‘Red Dead Online’ goes live next week
Microsoft announced the list of titles to be added to the Xbox Game Pass library this month. Aside from video games, subscribers of the Ultimate plan are also getting free Spotify Premium access for four months.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate adds free Spotify Premium; here’s how to claim it
Starting Tuesday, May 4, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can redeem a free four-month subscription to Spotify Premium. The paid individual plan for the audio streaming platform costs $9.99 per month, meaning eligible gamers could save around $40 when they avail of this freebie.
Note, however, that the freebie will be provided to new Spotify Premium members only. Spotify’s paid plan offers ad-free streaming, offline listening via downloads of music and podcasts, and unlimited skips on playlists and albums. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can avail of the promo through the Perks gallery on their Xbox console or the Xbox app on mobile and PC.
This month’s exclusive perks to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers also include add-on video game content. Fans who have “NBA 2K21” can redeem a free MyTEAM bundle of two free packs, 5,000 MyTEAM points, and a Damian Lillard Series 2 Amethyst card. “Apex Legends” players will be getting the Star Wars Weapon Charms loot (through EA Play) on May 4.
Xbox Game Pass library gets ‘FIFA 21’ and ‘Red Dead Online’ this month
Microsoft is adding nine games to the Xbox Game Pass library this month for subscribers playing through console, PC, and cloud at no additional cost. Xbox and PC gamers will be able to start playing “Dragon Quest Builders 2” on Tuesday.
Free access to “FIFA 21” will be available on Thursday, May 6, but Microsoft noted this offer is available via EA Play, so this should be another exclusive offer to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. Also arriving to the subscription service on Thursday is psychological horror survival “Outlast 2” and another sports-themed game, “Steep.”
The rest of the free titles through Xbox Game Pass will be released on May 13, headlined by “Red Dead Online,” the popular online multiplayer of Rockstar Games’ “Red Dead Redemption.” Other well-known games, including “Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster,” “Just Cause 4: Reloaded,” “Psychonauts,” and “Remnant: From the Ashes,” are also coming to the service on May 13.