AMD Bundles Xbox Game Pass With Radeon, Ryzen Purchases

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AMD on Tuesday launched its new campaign to make its gaming-oriented CPUs and GPUs more attractive to the target audience. From now through the first half of next year, AMD will provide a free subscription to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass for PC with a purchase of qualified hardware. 

Gamers who purchase a Radeon RX 6000-series graphics card or Ryzen 5000X/3000X/XT processor from a participating retailer will get a free one-month subscription to Microsoft Xbox Game Pass for PC as part of AMD's Equipped for Battle game bundle. Typically, Microsoft charges $1 for the first month and then $9.99 per month.  

While the bundle's value is not exactly high for graphics cards that cost from $650 to $1700, it allows gamers to try out over 100 new games and enjoy their graphics board without purchasing a bunch of titles.

AMD Equipped for Battle Game Bundle

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Eligible CPUsEligible GPUs
Ryzen 9 5950XRadeon RX 6900 XT
Ryzen 9 5900XRadeon RX 6800 XT
Ryzen 7 5800XRadeon RX 6800
Ryzen 5 5600XRadeon RX 6700 XT
Ryzen 9 3950XTRadeon RX 6600 XT
Ryzen 9 3900XTRadeon RX 6600
Ryzen 9 3900X-
Ryzen 7 3800XT-
Ryzen 7 3800X-
Ryzen 7 3700X-
Ryzen 5 3600XT-
Ryzen 5 3600X-
Ryzen 5 3600-

AMD said that the campaign starts on October 26, 2021, and ends on June 30, 2022, at 11:59:59 PM ET, or when the supply of Coupon Codes is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

In addition, AMD offers the Raise the Game bundle that includes complimentary copies of Far Cry 6 and Resident Evil Village with a purchase of a Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics board, but this campaign ends on December 31.

Anton Shilov
Contributing Writer

Anton Shilov is a contributing writer at Tom’s Hardware. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.

  • -Fran-
    Hm... All I can think of is: "It's a trap!". To quote a famous space commander, lol.

    That being said, I missed bundles with actual interesting games (talking FC6 and RE:V).

  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    What people want: Lower prices.

    What people get: "Added value items"