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 (opens in new tab) 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
|Eligible CPUs||Eligible GPUs|
|Ryzen 9 5950X||Radeon RX 6900 XT|
|Ryzen 9 5900X||Radeon RX 6800 XT|
|Ryzen 7 5800X||Radeon RX 6800|
|Ryzen 5 5600X||Radeon RX 6700 XT|
|Ryzen 9 3950XT||Radeon RX 6600 XT|
|Ryzen 9 3900XT||Radeon 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.
That being said, I missed bundles with actual interesting games (talking FC6 and RE:V).
What people get: "Added value items"