Digital Xbox One game gifting is now active for all Xbox One users

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read
Digital Xbox One game gifting

Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra made a significant announcement on his Twitter account specifically for Xbox One owners: the  ability to gift digital Xbox One video games to other players is now active.

While it seems the feature was already functional in most regions, this news comes right in time for the holidays, making it much easier for gamers to gift their favorite titles!

Digital game gifting is available for everyone

To gift a video game to another user, that user must have an Xbox Gamertag/ID and must be on your Friends list. Then, all you have to do is head to the chosen game’s product page in the Store tab on the Xbox One dashboard. Then, click on the new “Buy as gift” option and you will see the button is located next to the usual Buy button.

You can only get released games for now

Digital Xbox One game gifting

It’s also important to note that for now, you only have the ability to digitally gift a game that has already been released. You can’t pre-order a game and gift it to someone just yet. There’s a possibility that feature will come along sometime in the near future, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Potential issues

A few users have already had some problems with this feature, like the user in Australia who purchased an Assassin’s Creed Origins add-on for a friend in the UK. The code for the game was sent via email even if the user from Australia didn’t select that option. When the user from the UK tried to enter the code, it was rejected with the message “The code is not for that region. The purchaser needs to fix this.”

Considering that this issue happened a few days ago, we really hope that now it’s not a problem anymore and such issues won’t occur again.


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