How Do You Pay for Xbox Games With a Gift Card?

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By Eric Wilson

If you’re an avid Xbox gamer, you may have a gift card or two that you’d like to use to purchase games or other content. Luckily, using a gift card to pay for Xbox games is a simple process. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Redeem Your Gift Card

Before you can use your gift card to pay for games, you’ll need to redeem it. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Microsoft account on your Xbox console or on the Microsoft website.
  2. Select “Redeem a Code” from the “Games” tab.
  3. Enter the code on your gift card and select “Redeem.”

Once you’ve redeemed your gift card, the funds should be added to your Microsoft account balance.

Step 2: Purchase Your Game

Now that your gift card has been redeemed and the funds are in your account, you can use them to purchase games or other content.

  1. Navigate to the Xbox Store on your console or on the Microsoft website.
  2. Browse the available games and select the one you want.
  3. Select “Buy” or “Get” (if it’s a free game).
  4. Choose “Use Existing Balance” as your payment method.

If there aren’t enough funds in your account balance to cover the full cost of the game, you’ll need to add another payment method such as a credit card.

Step 3: Enjoy Your Game!

Once you’ve completed your purchase, you can start enjoying your new game right away! It’s important to note that some games may require additional downloads or updates before you can start playing.

Tips and Tricks

– If you’re unsure of how much money is left on your gift card, you can check your account balance on the Xbox console or on the Microsoft website.
– Gift cards can also be used to purchase other content such as movies, TV shows, and apps.
– If you have multiple gift cards, you can redeem them all at once to add their balances together.

Final Thoughts

Using a gift card to pay for Xbox games is a hassle-free process that can save you money in the long run. Whether it’s a gift from a friend or something you bought yourself, gift cards offer a convenient way to purchase games and other content without having to use your credit card. So go ahead and redeem that gift card – there’s no better time than now to start playing!