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All the new games on Xbox All Access: July 2021

By Luke Hopewell July 22, 2021

Your destiny awaits you this month on Xbox All Access. Will you become a UFC champion; fly high above the clouds; run your own farm, or even your own island nation? It’s all on offer.

Here’s what’s coming to Game Pass for July:

Tropico 6 (Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 8

In Tropico 6, travel to a beautiful island state and make it your own. In this sixth entry in the series, build and manage a whole archipelago, decking it out with your choice of buildings, industry, and décor. Will you rule your people as a generous statesman or ruthless dictator? The choice is yours.

UFC 4 (Console) EA Play – July 8

Shape your legend with EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – UFC 4 is coming soon to The Play List! Members can enter the Octagon on July 8 to create and customize their own character and start their journey from unknown amateur to UFC superstar.

Bloodroots (Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 15

Left for dead by a colourful group of bandits, you will chain killing sprees to exact revenge on the treacherous Mr. Black Wolf. Improvise your kills with utterly everything you can get your hands on from carrots to plasma guns.

Farming Simulator 19 (Console, and PC) – July 15

The ultimate farming simulation returns! Become a modern farmer and develop your farm on two huge American and European environments, filled with exciting new farming activities, crops to harvest and animals to tend to.

Atomicrops (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 22

Atomicrops is an action-packed, roguelite, bullet-hell game where you must defend and cultivate the last farm in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Tend to mutated crops (be careful, some have teeth), marry townsfolk (ooh la la), collect cats (because who wouldn’t?!), and kill every mutant creature that tries to invade! This ain’t no ordinary farming simulator.

Raji: An Ancient Epic (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 22

Take on the role of Raji, a young girl blessed by the gods to defend the human realm from an onslaught of demonic beings that seek to destroy her world. Brother and sister, Raji and Golu, separated by the attacking demonic hordes, now find themselves in the middle of a great war. Raji has taken it upon herself to find her brother and put an end to this reckless conflict.

Last Stop (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 22

Developed by Variable State, creators of the award-winning Virginia, and available with Xbox Game Pass on day one, Last Stop is a single-player, third-person adventure set in present-day London, where you play as three separate characters whose worlds collide in the midst of a supernatural crisis.

Blinx: The Time Sweeper (Cloud and Console) – July 26

Coming to Xbox Game Pass to celebrate 20 Years of Xbox, Blinx: The Time Sweeper is a fast-paced action game featuring a cool, clever character in wild, warped worlds. The ability to control the flow of time provides a classic 4-dimensional gaming experience.

Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge (Cloud and Console) – July 26

Celebrating 20 Years of Xbox, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge combines thrilling aerial combat with the swashbuckling style of a Hollywood action-adventure movie. Set in an alternate 1930s world of gunship diplomacy and sinister intrigue, pilot powerful aircraft against nefarious air pirates and behemoth war zeppelins.

Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X|S) – July 27

From Xbox Game Studios, available with Xbox Game Pass on day one of its release for Xbox Series X|S! From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly-detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X|S. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world. The sky is calling!

Lethal League Blaze (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 29

An intense, high speed ball game with unique characters, outta sight sounds, and none of that weak stuff. In Shine City, the anti-gravity ball game has long been illegal. The group who kept playing was dubbed the Lethal League. Even now, with their sport pushed underground, players and crews compete for challenge and respect.

Omno (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 29

Available with Xbox Game Pass on day one! A single-player journey of discovery through an ancient world of wonders, created by solo developer Jonas Manke. Full of puzzles, secrets, and obstacles to overcome, where the power of a lost civilization will carry you through forests, deserts, and tundra – even to the clouds.

What is Xbox All Access from Telstra?

With Xbox All Access, you can take up either an Xbox Series X or an Xbox Series S console and get access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate starting from $33/month for the Xbox Series S when you stay connected for 24 months.

An Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership includes all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, plus over 100 high-quality console and PC games, and access to EA Play at no additional cost.

New games are added all the time, so there’s always something new to play. Plus, enjoy exclusive member deals and discounts, play together with friends on the most advanced multiplayer network and discover your next favourite game.

Get in on the action

If you don’t have Xbox All Access yet, now is a great time to join with the latest generation Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.

We currently have a good amount of stock of the Xbox Series S on Xbox All Access available both in-store and online. This console offers next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever, and is bundled with Xbox Game Pass for Telstra post-paid customers for $33/month*.

The Xbox Series S is an all-digital next-gen console designed to deliver faster load times, higher frame rates, and richer, more dynamic worlds in our smallest Xbox ever. Its superior speeds mean you’ll enjoy more gaming and less waiting. Experience next-gen gaming with no upfront cost, available in-store and online, the Xbox Series S is bundled with Xbox Game Pass for Telstra post-paid customers for $33/month*. With the Xbox Series S you can also play some of your favourite games from the previous generations of consoles including Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Original Xbox titles with backward compatibility and many of these games will look and play better than ever.

Head to our website to find out more about Xbox All Access from Telstra, and to sign–up.

Things you need to know about Xbox All Access

Available to Telstra consumer postpaid customers only. Prices vary by console. Stock is limited. Limit of one pre-order per customer account. If you cancel, your monthly subscription within the first 24 months you will need to pay out the remainder of your Xbox console as a one-off payment on your next bill. In order to receive your paid months of Games Pass, you must have activated your Games Pass before you cancel. You cannot activate Games Pass after you cancel. Any months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Live Gold, or Game Pass that you have paid for but not yet used will remain on your account after you cancel until they expire up to a maximum of 36 months, inclusive of the 24 months that is part of All Access. Roll onto monthly subscription on your Telstra bill at the standard market rate after 24 months. Your existing Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass membership(s) will convert to Ultimate at a conversion ratio, up to a max of 12 months (36 months inclusive of your All Access package). Learn more xbox.com/gamepass. To activate the Game Pass subscription that is part of Xbox All Access you will need to sign into your chosen Microsoft account on your new console. Learn more at xbox.com/digitaldirect. Game catalogue varies over time. Requires internet and suitable display. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

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How to enable FPS Boost on Xbox Series X and Series S

By Luke Hopewell July 15, 2021

Your Xbox Series X or S console is absolutely stacked with power. So much so that the console can make older games look even better with the addition of more frames. Here’s how to enable FPS Boost.

What is FPS Boost?

FPS Boost takes advantage of the raw power available on the next-generation consoles to almost double the original framerate on select titles. Higher framerates mean buttery-smooth gameplay!

Fallout 4 – shown in the video above – effectively has its framerate doubled from 30 frames per second to 60 frames per second thanks to FPS Boost.

In some instances, titles can even run up to 120 frames per second! Check the list below to see what’s compatible.

How to tell if FPS Boost is enabled

Some titles have not had FPS Boost automatically-enabled by default, as it requires a reduction in the game’s resolution in order to run smoothly.

You can turn on FPS Boost for these titles in the Manage Game>Compatibility Options section of any enhanced title. There you can also toggle Auto HDR to off or on.

To tell if you’re running either FPS Boost or Auto HDR in game, you can tap the Xbox Button on your controller to see the indicator in the upper-right hand corner of the Guide overlay.

How to enable FPS Boost on your Xbox Series X or Series S

Enabling FPS Boost is easy:

  • While in-game, tap the Xbox button on your controller;
  • Select the game you’re playing/want to enable FPS Boost for;
  • Scroll down and tap “Manage game and add-ons” menu;
  • In the Manage game screen, scroll down and open the “Compatibility options” menu;
  • Toggle FPS Boost and/or Auto HDR on and off;
  • Restart your game for the changes to take effect.

Check out the step-by-step process in action:

Which games support FPS Boost on Xbox Series X and Series S?

As of July 2021, there are 98 games currently enabled for FPS Boost on both Xbox Series X and Series S.

Here’s what you can play:

Title

Xbox Series X

Xbox Series S

Alien Isolation 60hz 60hz
Anthem 60hz Not Available
Assassin’s Creed III Remastered 60hz 60hz
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered 60hz 60hz
Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection 60hz 60hz
Assassin’s Creed Unity 60hz 60hz
Battle Chasers: Nightwar 120hz 120hz
Battlefield 1 120hz Not Available
Battlefield 4 120hz 120hz
Battlefield Hardline 120hz 120hz
Battlefield V 120hz Not Available
Beholder Complete Edition 60hz 60hz
Dark Souls III 60hz 60hz
Dead Island Definitive Edition 60hz Not Available
Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition 60hz Not Available
Deus Ex Mankind Divided 60hz 60hz
DiRT 4 120hz Not Available
Dishonored – Definitive Edition 60hz 60hz
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider 60hz 60hz
Don’t Starve: Giant Edition 120hz 120hz
Dragon Age: Inquisition 60hz 60hz
Dungeon Defenders II 60hz 60hz
Dying Light 60hz Not Available
Fallout 4 60hz 60hz
Fallout 76 60hz 60hz
Far Cry 4 60hz 60hz
Far Cry 5 60hz 60hz
Far Cry New Dawn 60hz 60hz
Far Cry Primal 60hz 60hz
Gears of War 4 60hz 60hz
Golf with your Friends 120hz 120hz
Halo Wars 2 60hz 60hz
Halo: Spartan Assault 120hz 120hz
Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition 120hz 120hz
Homefront: The Revolution 60hz 60hz
Hyperscape 120hz 120hz
Island Saver 120hz 120hz
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham 60hz 60hz
LEGO Jurassic World 60hz 60hz
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 60hz 60hz
LEGO Marvel Superheroes 120hz 60hz
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers 120hz 60hz
LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens 60hz 60hz
LEGO The Hobbit 120hz 60hz
LEGO The Incredibles 60hz 60hz
LEGO Worlds 60hz Not Available
Life is Strange 60hz 60hz
Life is Strange 2 60hz Not Available
Lords of the Fallen 60hz 60hz
Mad Max 120hz 60hz
Metro 2033 Redux 120hz 120hz
Metro: Last Light Redux 120hz 120hz
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst 120hz Not Available
Monster Energy Supercross 3 60hz 60hz
MotoGP 20 Not Available 60hz
Moving Out 120hz 120hz
My Friend Pedro 120hz 120hz
My Time at Portia 60hz 60hz
New Super Lucky’s Tale 120hz 120hz
Overcooked! 2 120hz 120hz
Paladins 120hz 120hz
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 120hz 120hz
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 120hz 120hz
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville 120hz 120hz
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid 120hz 120hz
Prey 60hz 60hz
Realm Royale 120hz 120hz
ReCore 60hz 60hz
Sea of Solitude 60hz 60hz
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition 60hz 60hz
Shadow Warrior 2 60hz Not Available
Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition 60hz 60hz
SMITE 120hz 120hz
Sniper Elite 4 60hz 60hz
STAR WARS Battlefront 120hz 120hz
STAR WARS Battlefront II 120hz Not Available
Steep Not Available 60hz
Super Lucky’s Tale 120hz 120hz
SUPERHOT 120hz 120hz
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 60hz 60hz
The Evil Within 2 (PsychoBreak 2 in Japan) 60hz 60hz
The Gardens Between 120hz 60hz
The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame 60hz 60hz
The LEGO Movie Videogame 120hz 120hz
Titanfall 120hz Not Available
Titanfall 2 120hz 120hz
Tom Clancy’s The Division 60hz 60hz
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition 60hz 60hz
Totally Reliable Delivery Service 120hz 120hz
Two Point Hospital 60hz 60hz
UFC 4 60hz 60hz
Unravel 2 120hz 120hz
Unruly Heroes 120hz 120hz
Untitled Goose Game 120hz 120hz
Wasteland 3 60hz 60hz
Watch Dogs 2 60hz 60hz
Watch_Dogs 60hz 60hz
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life 60hz 60hz

To get in on the action, you can sign up for Xbox All Access with Telstra.

What is Xbox All Access from Telstra?

With Xbox All Access, you can take up either an Xbox Series X or an Xbox Series S console and get access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate starting from $33/month for the Xbox Series S when you stay connected for 24 months.

An Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership includes all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, plus over 100 high-quality console and PC games, and access to EA Play at no additional cost.

New games are added all the time, so there’s always something new to play. Plus, enjoy exclusive member deals and discounts, play together with friends on the most advanced multiplayer network and discover your next favourite game.

Get in on the action

If you don’t have Xbox All Access yet, now is a great time to join with the latest generation Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.

We currently have a good amount of stock of the Xbox Series S on Xbox All Access available both in-store and online. This console offers next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever, and is bundled with Xbox Game Pass for Telstra post-paid customers for $33/month*.

The Xbox Series S is an all-digital next-gen console designed to deliver faster load times, higher frame rates, and richer, more dynamic worlds in our smallest Xbox ever. Its superior speeds mean you’ll enjoy more gaming and less waiting. Experience next-gen gaming with no upfront cost, available in-store and online, the Xbox Series S is bundled with Xbox Game Pass for Telstra post-paid customers for $33/month*. With the Xbox Series S you can also play some of your favourite games from the previous generations of consoles including Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Original Xbox titles with backward compatibility and many of these games will look and play better than ever.

Head to our website to find out more about Xbox All Access from Telstra, and to sign–up.

Things you need to know about Xbox All Access

Available to Telstra consumer postpaid customers only. Prices vary by console. Stock is limited. Limit of one pre-order per customer account. If you cancel, your monthly subscription within the first 24 months you will need to pay out the remainder of your Xbox console as a one-off payment on your next bill. In order to receive your paid months of Games Pass, you must have activated your Games Pass before you cancel. You cannot activate Games Pass after you cancel. Any months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Live Gold, or Game Pass that you have paid for but not yet used will remain on your account after you cancel until they expire up to a maximum of 36 months, inclusive of the 24 months that is part of All Access. Roll onto monthly subscription on your Telstra bill at the standard market rate after 24 months. Your existing Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass membership(s) will convert to Ultimate at a conversion ratio, up to a max of 12 months (36 months inclusive of your All Access package). Learn more xbox.com/gamepass. To activate the Game Pass subscription that is part of Xbox All Access you will need to sign into your chosen Microsoft account on your new console. Learn more at xbox.com/digitaldirect. Game catalogue varies over time. Requires internet and suitable display. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

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All the new games on Xbox All Access: May 2021

By Luke Hopewell May 26, 2021

A new month means new games for customers with Xbox All Access from Telstra.

Here’s what we’re looking forward to in April.

SnowRunner(Console, and PC) – Available Now

SnowRunner puts you in the driver’s seat of powerful vehicles as you conquer extreme open environments with the most advanced terrain simulation ever. Drive over 40 vehicles from brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Freightliner as you leave your mark on an untamed open world

Secret Neighbor (PC) ID@Xbox – May 20

Secret Neighbor is a suspenseful multiplayer horror game where a group of kids try to rescue their friend from the Neighbor’s creepy basement – the only problem is one of the kids is the Neighbor in disguise.

The Catch: Carp & Coarse Fishing (Console, and PC) – May 20

With 35 species to hunt, you’ll have to work up your strategy and tactics to catch every boss fish. To succeed you’ll need to choose your angling spot, based on time of day, weather conditions and perfect equipment, before casting out to battle and catch these elusive creatures.

The Wild at Heart (Console and PC) ID@Xbox – May 20

Day one with Xbox Game Pass! The Wild at Heart is a whimsical story centred around two children that escape to a fantastical land filled with magical creatures to befriend and an oddball order of guardians who’ve lost their way. Explore a beautiful, handcrafted world full of charming puzzles and deep secrets. Welcome to the Deep Woods.

Knockout City (Console and PC) EA Play – May 21

Day one with Xbox Game Pass for PC and Ultimate with EA Play! Calling all brawlers! Team up and duke it out in Knockout City, where epic dodgeball battlers settle the score in team-based multiplayer matches. Throw, catch, pass, dodge, and tackle your way to dodgeball dominance!

Maneater (Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – May 25

Maneater is a single-player action RPG, set in the Gulf Coast’s unforgiving waters. Fight to survive in the open ocean, swamps, and rivers with danger lurking at every depth. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and an uncanny ability to evolve as you feed.

Conan Exiles (Console) ID@Xbox – May 27 – Optimised for Series X|S on May 27

Alone and naked in a hostile land, your first task is simply to survive. Then you must build a stronghold and gather your allies. And from there, you can set out to dominate your enemies. Conan Exiles is a single and multiplayer survival game, set in a massive open-world sandbox with mythical beasts, perilous dungeons, and the freedom to play whichever way you like.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (Console) ID@Xbox – May 27

Welcome to the year 3015! It’s a hell of a time to be alive. Humanity has colonised thousands of star systems, war is everywhere, and the battlefields of the future are dominated by hulking machines known as BattleMechs. It’s dangerous work for the elite pilots of these metal monstrosities, but that’s why a power-hungry MechWarrior like you came here, right? If you’re looking to blast, wreck, stomp – and profit – step inside!

Slime Rancher (PC) ID@Xbox – May 27

Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner!

Solasta: Crown of the Magister (PC) ID@Xbox – May 27

Discover the shattered world of Solasta. Explore ruins and dungeons for legendary treasures, learn the truth of an age-old cataclysm, and stop it from happening again. Tailor your squad to your preferred strategy and maximise your party’s abilities in classic tabletop RPG tradition. The choice is yours.

SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest (PC) – May 27

Make your mark in the chaotic world of Nortander in SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest. Explore and prosper, build and lead armies, develop your character, and defend the throne in this story of renegades and rebellion.

What is Xbox All Access from Telstra?

With Xbox All Access, you can take up either an Xbox Series X or an Xbox Series S console and get access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate starting from $33/month for the Xbox Series S when you stay connected for 24 months.

An Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership includes all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, plus over 100 high-quality console and PC games, and access to EA Play at no additional cost.

New games are added all the time, so there’s always something new to play. Plus, enjoy exclusive member deals and discounts, play together with friends on the most advanced multiplayer network and discover your next favourite game.

Get in on the action

If you don’t have Xbox All Access yet, now is a great time to join with the latest generation Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.

We currently have a good amount of stock of the Xbox Series S on Xbox All Access available both in-store and online. This console offers next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever, and is bundled with Xbox Game Pass for Telstra post-paid customers for $33/month*.

The Xbox Series S is an all-digital next-gen console designed to deliver faster load times, higher frame rates, and richer, more dynamic worlds in our smallest Xbox ever. Its superior speeds mean you’ll enjoy more gaming and less waiting. Experience next-gen gaming with no upfront cost, available in-store and online, the Xbox Series S is bundled with Xbox Game Pass for Telstra post-paid customers for $33/month*. With the Xbox Series S you can also play some of your favourite games from the previous generations of consoles including Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Original Xbox titles with backward compatibility and many of these games will look and play better than ever.

Games recently added to Xbox Game Pass include Madden NFL 21; Star Wars™ Squadrons, and Grand Theft Auto V.

Head to our website to find out more about Xbox All Access from Telstra, and to sign–up.

Things you need to know about Xbox All Access

Available to Telstra consumer postpaid customers only. Prices vary by console. Stock is limited. Limit of one pre-order per customer account. If you cancel, your monthly subscription within the first 24 months you will need to pay out the remainder of your Xbox console as a one-off payment on your next bill. In order to receive your paid months of Games Pass, you must have activated your Games Pass before you cancel. You cannot activate Games Pass after you cancel. Any months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Live Gold, or Game Pass that you have paid for but not yet used will remain on your account after you cancel until they expire up to a maximum of 36 months, inclusive of the 24 months that is part of All Access. Roll onto monthly subscription on your Telstra bill at the standard market rate after 24 months. Your existing Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass membership(s) will convert to Ultimate at a conversion ratio, up to a max of 12 months (36 months inclusive of your All Access package). Learn more xbox.com/gamepass. To activate the Game Pass subscription that is part of Xbox All Access you will need to sign into your chosen Microsoft account on your new console. Learn more at xbox.com/digitaldirect. Game catalogue varies over time. Requires internet and suitable display. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

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All the new games on Xbox All Access: April 2021

By Luke Hopewell April 16, 2021

A new month means new games for customers with Xbox All Access from Telstra. This month adds incredible titles, including the iconic Grand Theft Auto V.

Here’s what’s coming to Game Pass for April:

Grand Theft Auto V (Console) – April 8

When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War (Console and PC) ID@Xbox – April 8

Hitler’s zombie hordes are back for more in this spine-chilling shooter from the makers of Sniper Elite 4! Abominable occult enemies, epic weapons and a harrowing campaign for 1-4 players await in 1940s Europe, as you fight to save humankind from an undead Armageddon!

NHL 21 (Console) EA Play – April 12

Carve your path to superstardom in an expanded Be A Pro mode and go down as one of the league’s greatest. On the ice, change up your attack with all new moves, dekes, dangles, and evasive manoeuvres, inspired by the league’s most ground-breaking innovators.

Rain on Your Parade (Console and PC) ID@Xbox – April 15

Travel the world as a cute cardboard cloud and ruin everybody’s day! Unlock new methods of mischief in over 50 levels, each with unique setting and objectives. Make new friends and help them too – it’s an adorable schadenfreude game!

MLB The Show 21 (Console) – April 20

MLB The Show 21 is coming to Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Experience faster, deeper, and more intense moment-to-moment action on the field in 4K 60FPS on Xbox Series X|S consoles. Lead your ballplayer to Road to the Show and Diamond Dynasty glory as a two-way star and face your friends on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 with cross-platform play.

What is Xbox All Access from Telstra?

With Xbox All Access, you can take up either an Xbox Series X or an Xbox Series S console and get access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate starting from $33/month for the Xbox Series S when you stay connected for 24 months.

An Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership includes all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, plus over 100 high-quality console and PC games, and access to EA Play at no additional cost.

New games are added all the time, so there’s always something new to play. Plus, enjoy exclusive member deals and discounts, play together with friends on the most advanced multiplayer network and discover your next favourite game.

Get in on the action

If you don’t have Xbox All Access yet, now is a great time to join with the latest generation Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.

We currently have a good amount of stock of the Xbox Series S on Xbox All Access available both in-store and online. This console offers next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever, and is bundled with Xbox Game Pass for Telstra post-paid customers for $33/month*.

The Xbox Series S is an all-digital next-gen console designed to deliver faster load times, higher frame rates, and richer, more dynamic worlds in our smallest Xbox ever. Its superior speeds mean you’ll enjoy more gaming and less waiting. Experience next-gen gaming with no upfront cost, available in-store and online, the Xbox Series S is bundled with Xbox Game Pass for Telstra post-paid customers for $33/month*. With the Xbox Series S you can also play some of your favourite games from the previous generations of consoles including Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Original Xbox titles with backward compatibility and many of these games will look and play better than ever.

Games recently added to Xbox Game Pass include Madden NFL 21 with Star Wars™ Squadrons upcoming later this month.

Head to our website to find out more about Xbox All Access from Telstra, and to sign–up.

Things you need to know about Xbox All Access

Available to Telstra consumer postpaid customers only. Prices vary by console. Stock is limited. Limit of one pre-order per customer account. If you cancel, your monthly subscription within the first 24 months you will need to pay out the remainder of your Xbox console as a one-off payment on your next bill. In order to receive your paid months of Games Pass, you must have activated your Games Pass before you cancel. You cannot activate Games Pass after you cancel. Any months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Live Gold, or Game Pass that you have paid for but not yet used will remain on your account after you cancel until they expire up to a maximum of 36 months, inclusive of the 24 months that is part of All Access. Roll onto monthly subscription on your Telstra bill at the standard market rate after 24 months. Your existing Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass membership(s) will convert to Ultimate at a conversion ratio, up to a max of 12 months (36 months inclusive of your All Access package). Learn more xbox.com/gamepass. To activate the Game Pass subscription that is part of Xbox All Access you will need to sign into your chosen Microsoft account on your new console. Learn more at xbox.com/digitaldirect. Game catalogue varies over time. Requires internet and suitable display. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

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Our favourite Bethesda games have just landed on Xbox Game Pass

By Joshua Appadoo April 7, 2021

Something momentous in the history of gaming has occurred! Xbox has welcomed Bethesda, maker of some of the best games of recent memory, into its crew of studios, developers and gamers. What does this mean for us Game Pass fans though?

Well, it’s pretty simple – it means that the Xbox Game Pass library of games you can download and play to your heart’s content has expanded yet again, giving us even more new adventures to embark on!

I’m a huge Bethesda fanboy – they’re right up the top of my list of favourite game developers, and some of their titles are in my top ten games of all time, so you can guess I’m pretty stoked.

If we’re talking about gaming as a whole, the original DOOM can’t go bywithout mention. Dating all the way back to 1993, DOOM cemented the fundamentals of how we play FPS games today. Even thinking back now, I can remember playing the original DOOM on my family’s first PC – it was running Windows 95, with a big chunky CRT monitor – it was an incredible experience!

In case you missed it, Bethesda expanded on the DOOM franchise with the latest instalment, DOOM Eternal, delivering an insane soundtrack, fast paced gameplay and so many guns. Seriously, I recommend you go download and play all of the DOOM games today! Now, if only there was a convenient way to play them all on one console…

Bethesda has always had a strong line-up of games since it began developing them way back in 1988, from all The Elder Scrolls games to Brink (it’s an underrated gem of a game, by the way), so for me they’ve have always stood out as publishing some of the most amazing games. But in 2008 they took the world by storm yet again, with a re-invention of a classic title! Fallout was already a seminal post-apocalyptic role-playing game, but Bethesda’s Fallout 3, New Vegas and Fallout 4 brought that gritty world to a new era of gaming.

Back in my day, if you wanted to play a Fallout game with your friends, you had to have two consoles in the same room – but not anymore. Fallout 76 spins the MMO genre on its head, allowing you to build, explore, survive and make new friends in the post-nuclear wastelands of Appalachia. Just try not to make too many enemies.

Speaking of resurrecting old titles, they’ve done it again with Wolfenstein: The New Order. You may remember this game from way back when having a similar visual style to the original DOOM and also including a mecha-Hitler battle – that’s not included in the remake.

Today, it’s a beautifully written and tastefully violent adventure through an alternate history post-World War II. Trading up to some mecha war dogs and revolving around a plot of colonising the Moon with a secret military base, Wolfenstein: The New Order is an adventure in a league of its own, and boy is it a fun one!

Whichever Bethesda title you choose to start with, you’re guaranteed hours upon hours of lore, character development and enjoyment! My honourable mentions for Bethesda favourites of course go to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Prey and The Evil Within. From FPS games to sprawling RPG mammoths, they’ve got you covered.