Listen up, Xbox fam.
Does lag-free gaming and a free one-year membership to Xbox Live Gold sound good to you? (Duh.) If so, we can tell you how to score that — and it doesn’t require any hacking or sketchy, fake usernames.
Through May 4, when you switch online to the Fios Gigabit Connection Standalone Internet with Verizon, you’ll get a whole year of Xbox Live Gold. Oh, and they’ll also throw in your choice of a multi-streamer game that we’re pretty sure you’ve heard of before. Choose between Sea of Thieves or Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.
The internet-connected Xbox One offers features like Skype, streaming apps, game demos, etc. But to unlock its full potential, you’ll want some great internet.
Gamers know that live gaming requires a speedy connection, or it lags and you lose when it’s not even your fault. Fios Gigabit Connection Standalone Internet serves up nearly lag-free realness, with up to 940 Mbps download and 880 Mbps upload speeds, which means lower ping rates, faster refreshes, and virtually no spinning. Plus, it’s strong enough to power up to 100 devices at once — so the whole house can stay happy.
Xbox Live lets you take gaming to the next level. Play online games in real time with players from all around the globe in a balanced, (virtually) lag-free environment — it’s basically a giant party, sans the mess.
Here’s where the “Gold” part comes in: It’s the premium version of Xbox Live, giving you exclusive discounts, early demo access, and free games every month (which adds up to about $700 worth of stuff per year). And you only need one Xbox Live Gold membership per console, so if you have multiple gamers in the house, everyone can share.
Sea of Thieves is a first-person pirate simulator game. There’s no leveling up, no fancy skills to unlock, and no work to do. It’s just plain fun. Up to four players can connect online to crew a ship of their own and split up duties like navigation, sails, etc.
PUBG, otherwise known as PlayerUnknown BattleGround, requires more skill and focus than Sea of Thieves, but is still hella fun. It’s a competitive survival battle that uses planes, cars, weapons, and more to be the last player standing. Players can battle alone or team up to cover more ground and strategize against opponents, loot from dead players, and more.
A year-long subscription of Xbox Live Gold usually costs $59.99, with Sea of Thieves at $59.99 and PUBG at $29.99. In other words, you’re saving up to $120 with this deal. Upgrade to Fios Gigabit Connection Standalone Internet online and unlock your free stuff here.