How Do You Buy Games on Game Pass With a Gift Card?

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By Monica Bates

If you’re a gaming enthusiast, you must have heard of Game Pass – a subscription-based service that lets you access hundreds of games for a monthly fee. One of the best things about Game Pass is that you can pay for it using gift cards. In this tutorial, we’ll take a closer look at how to buy games on Game Pass with a gift card.

Step 1: Get Your Gift Card

The first thing you need to do is get your hands on a Game Pass gift card. You can purchase one from any major retailer or online store that sells gaming-related products. Once you have the gift card, scratch off the silver coating on the back to reveal the code.

Step 2: Redeem Your Gift Card

To redeem your gift card, go to the Microsoft website and sign in to your account. If you don’t have an account, create one by clicking on “Sign Up.” Once you’re signed in, click on “Redeem Code” and enter the code from your gift card.


Make sure that you enter the code correctly and without any spaces or dashes.

Step 3: Find The Game You Want To Buy

Once your gift card is redeemed, go to the Game Pass home page and browse through the collection of games. You can find games by browsing through different categories or by using the search bar.

Step 4: Purchase The Game

Once you’ve found the game you want to buy, click on it and select “Buy.” This will take you to the payment page where you can select “Use Microsoft Account Balance” as your payment method. This will deduct the cost of the game from your Microsoft account balance – which should now include your gift card funds.


If there’s not enough funds in your account balance to cover the cost of the game, you’ll need to add more funds using a credit card or PayPal.

Step 5: Download And Play

Once you’ve made the purchase, the game will be added to your Game Pass library. You can download and play it whenever you want, as long as your Game Pass subscription is active.

  • Tip: Make sure to keep track of your gift card balance so that you don’t accidentally run out of funds.
  • Tip: You can also use gift cards to pay for your Game Pass subscription itself.


Buying games on Game Pass with a gift card is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few steps. With this tutorial, we hope that you now have a better understanding of how to use gift cards on Game Pass and can start enjoying your favorite games without any hassle.