People often have a hard time choosing gifts for gamers. While the answer depends heavily on the donee, getting them a title they have sought to gamble on is often the safest bet.
Choosing a physical game from a store is usually the first option that comes to mind when gifting games, but there are other ways you can afford games. Consoles and gaming platforms allow users to buy games as gifts and send them to someone on their friends list. Like the previous iteration of Xbox, it is also possible to offer games on Xbox Series X / S. If you don’t know the menus, giving gifts can be a difficult task.
Here’s how to gift games on Xbox Series X / S.
To gift a game on Xbox Series X / S, you must go to the Microsoft Store. If you own an Xbox Series X / S yourself, you can open the store by clicking on the cart symbol which also has a Windows logo on it.
Once in the store, you will need to find the game you want to gift using the search function. Type in the name of the game and enter its store page. Instead of clicking on the Buy option, you will need to look for a gift icon, which is a rectangle with an arc. After clicking on the gift icon, you will be able to select a recipient from your friends list or enter the recipient’s email address.
Make sure you pick the right friend or email address so you don’t have to deal with customer support later. Right after choosing the recipient, you will be asked to complete your purchase. Enter your payment information and your gift will be instantly delivered to your friend.
Regardless of your recipient’s online status, they’ll receive a notification letting them know they’ve received a gift from you. They will be able to download the game after accepting the gift.
If the giveaway is a multiplayer game, the recipient will need to have an active Xbox Gold membership to unlock the title’s multiplayer features.