If you’re looking to gift a friend or family member with a game this holiday season, giving away a digital game is a great and convenient option. With the Microsoft Store on Xbox and the big one Microsoft Store online With experience, sending someone a near-instant gift on Xbox or PC has never been easier.
Giving through console
To gift a digital game to your console, just go to the Microsoft Store, find the game you want to gift, find the gift wrap icon and click on it.
This will open up the “Buy as a Gift” options, where you can either select someone from your friends list or enter an email. Note: Make sure the person receiving the gift is in the same country as you.
You can personalize your message, although the number of characters is limited. So be creative.
After writing your message, choose your payment option and buy it as a gift.
Your friend will receive a message on both their Xbox console and in the email associated with their Xbox Live account.
From there you just have to click on “Redeem Code” and you are ready to play!
You can also send add-ons and subscriptions as gifts, e.g. B. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate! With the Ultimate membership, you get all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, over 100 high quality games that you can play on console, PC and Android devices with cloud games (beta, if available), and without additional access to EA Play cost. All together as a gift.
Gift giving via web browser
On the web, your experience will be pretty similar, although you will only have the email option. Visit the Microsoft Store Online, find the game, add-on, or subscription you want to send as a gift, and click “Buy as a Gift” just below the “Buy” button, be it on your desktop or mobile device. After you’ve signed in to your Microsoft account, choose your payment method and you’re good to go.
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