Thursday, 16 August, 2018

You can now gift PC games on the Microsoft Store

E3 2018 You can now gift PC games on the Microsoft Store
Sandra Phillips | 11 May, 2018, 18:47

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that they have expanded this program to PC games and downloadable content such as skins and maps and have also enabled gift giving on all Xbox games and subscriptions.

To do this on PC you'll need to head over to the Microsoft Store, select the product, choose "Buy as Gift", and then enter the email address of the person you want to receive it (on Xbox One, though, you can choose a Gamertag, which might make things slightly easier). Xbox 360, Xbox original games, pre-orders, free stuff, and consumable DLC like virtual currency are the exceptions, with no digital gifting support.

Additionally, memberships to Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass can be gifted as well.

It's interesting the limit Microsoft is putting on discounted products as that's when most people would be more inclined to gift a game to a friend.

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Digital game gifting is a really useful feature, which means you can purchase a game and gift to someone else easily which is now also available on PC by Microsoft.

Over the years, digital gifting has been one of the top asks from our fans.

After you send the gift the recipient gets a game code along with instructions to redeem the code and get the game/DLC. Have you gifted someone an Xbox game or subscription in the past?

Gift purchasers can buy only two discounted products and a total of ten discounted products every fourteen days. Once there, the user must select the option "Buy As Gift". Additionally, you can not gift pre-orders or consumable DLC such as in-game currency. And lastly, but importantly in our small world, recipients can only redeem gift tokens in the country or region where they were purchased. We look forward to bringing you updates on the gifting of paid PC and Xbox apps soon.

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