How to Get Free Xbox Live Gold

Ben Stegner 15-12-2017

Looking to get an Xbox Live Gold subscription for free? We have bad news and good news.


The bad news is that most offers you see for “free” Xbox Live Gold are scams The Worst Security & Malware Threats for Online Gamers Hackers and scammers are salivating at the chance to steal a cut of the gaming industry pie. Don't be a victim; stay protected against security and malware threats to gamers like you and me. Read More . They either redirect you through endless amounts of ad-filled surveys, or try to steal your personal information in exchange for a “free” membership. Don’t believe them.

The good news is, there are a few legitimate ways to join Xbox Live Gold for free.

How to Get Free Xbox Live Gold

  1. Use a free trial card included with select games. When you buy certain titles, they include a prepaid card for a two-, three-, or 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial. Multiplayer-focused games, like Destiny 2, are more likely to contain these.
  2. Watch for free weekends of Xbox Live Gold. Occasionally, Microsoft will let you play online without a Live subscription for a few days.
  3. Use Microsoft Rewards to earn free Xbox Live Gold. This is the best solution for saving on Gold in the long term.

Microsoft Rewards, previously Bing Rewards Get Paid To Search With The Bing Rewards Program Google is king, but Bing is pushing its case. The Bing Rewards Program helps you earn credits while you discover the Web. It's a simple way earn little rewards for your browsing. Read More , gives you points for using Microsoft services. Head to the Microsoft Rewards homepage and sign in with your Microsoft account, then you can start earning points.

You can earn points every day by searching with Bing, actively using Microsoft Edge, and completing offers on the Rewards homepage. You’ll also earn points if you buy anything from the Microsoft Store, like apps and games. As long as you earn 500 points per month, you’ll become a Level 2 member — this lets you earn more points and receive a discount on your Xbox Live Gold redemption.

A three-month membership to Xbox Live Gold costs 16,000 points. If you use Edge regularly, remember to search with Bing, and complete special offers, you should be able to keep your membership topped off with ease.


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And thus you can enjoy all of Xbox Live’s benefits Xbox Live vs. PlayStation Plus: What Do You Get With Each? If you're got a PS4 or Xbox One, you've probably thought about subscribing to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold. Let's see what they offer gamers for the price. Read More while paying less or potentially nothing.

Do you use Microsoft rewards? How much free Xbox Live Gold time have you gotten for free? Tell us in the comments!

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  1. Arman
    November 22, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    I just got an xbox one s, but when I downloaded fortnite, and start it, it told me I needed xbox live, and I'm sure my dad won't buy me xbox live gold, please tell me the quickest way to get xbox live.

    • Ben Stegner
      November 26, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      Unfortunately you do need Xbox Live Gold to play Fortnite. I would recommend waiting for a sale, or maybe buying a cheaper one or three-month subscription to save some money on it.

  2. Jupiter
    July 21, 2018 at 11:57 pm