Want to unlock premium Discord features like custom emojis, higher quality screen sharing, and your own custom tag? Xbox players can grab 3 months of Discord Nitro for free through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
In this guide, I‘ll walk you through step-by-step how to claim your free Nitro and start enjoying premium perks on Discord today. Whether you‘re a casual Xbox gamer or aspiring streamer, this is a great way to enhance your Discord experience at no extra cost.
An Overview of Discord Nitro
For those new to Discord, it‘s a popular chat app used by over 150 million gamers, streamers, and communities. The free version offers basic text and voice chat.
Discord Nitro is the premium subscription that unlocks:
- Custom emoji slots – Upload your own emoji to use in chats
- Higher quality screen sharing – Up to 1080p 60fps video
- Custom profile badge – Add a badge to stand out in chat
- Animated avatar – Use an animated gif as your profile pic
- Larger file uploads – Share files up to 100MB rather than 8MB
Nitro costs $9.99 per month, so grabbing 3 months for free is an awesome bonus for Xbox users.
Step 1: Make Sure You Have an Active Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription
To qualify for the Nitro promotion, you need an active Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. This bundles together Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass for console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and more for $14.99 per month.
Some ways to get Game Pass Ultimate:
- Buy directly on your Xbox console – Go to the Store tab and look for the Game Pass Ultimate membership.
- Purchase through the Xbox app on Windows – Click on your profile, go to subscriptions, and choose Game Pass Ultimate.
- Redeem a gift code – If you received a Game Pass Ultimate code, redeem it in the Xbox app.
Don‘t have Game Pass Ultimate yet? You can often find deals online for discounted membership rates. And your first month is only $1!
Step 2: Log Into Your Xbox Console or the Xbox App
Once subscribed to Game Pass Ultimate, you now need to claim the Nitro offer through the Xbox.
On your Xbox: Press the Xbox button on your controller and use the left stick to scroll over to the Game Pass tab. Your available perks will be shown here.
On the Xbox app: Click on the Game Pass tab on the left side of the app. You can access perks here without having to log into your console.
Step 3: Locate the Nitro Offer and Claim It
Now it‘s time to get that free Discord nitro!
Within the Game Pass perks tab or section, look for the Nitro offer. It will be listed as "3 Months of Discord Nitro". Click on it.
A new page will open showing details of the offer and instructions. Click the green "Claim" button to secure your 3 months of free Nitro.
Step 4: Activate the Nitro Subscription in Discord
Once claimed, the final step is activating your Nitro subscription within Discord:
Check the email associated with your Xbox account. You‘ll receive a message from Xbox with the Discord Nitro code.
Open the Discord app on your computer, phone, or web browser.
Go to User Settings > Gift Inventory.
Paste in the Nitro code and click "Redeem".
After a quick restart, you‘ll have full access to Nitro for the next 3 months! The subscription will auto-renew after this period, so be sure to cancel if you don‘t want to be charged.
Enjoy Your Free Nitro Perks!
Now you can start experiencing all the great perks that come with Discord Nitro:
Custom Emojis – Express yourself better with your own emoji and reactions.
Higher Quality Streams – Share your gameplay in crisp Full HD resolution.
Custom Profile Badge – Add some flair to your profile to stand out.
Animated Avatar – Bring your profile pic to life with a cool animated gif.
100MB File Uploads – Easily share large files to your Discord friends.
So give your favorite emojis and reactions an upgrade, share higher res videos and screens, and customize your profile even more with Nitro!
Discord Nitro: Is it Worth Paying For?
Since you can get Nitro free for 3 months, is it worth continuing to pay $9.99 per month after the trial? Here are some pros and cons to weigh:
The Pros of Paid Nitro:
- Support Discord development and server costs
- Unlock additional profile customization
- Increase max video quality to 4K
- Get 2 server boosts to help your favorite communities
- Stand out with the Nitro badge in chats
The Cons of Paid Nitro:
- It‘s an extra monthly subscription cost
- Some features like emoji slots are nice, but not "must have"
- Most users won‘t notice or need 4K streaming quality
Overall, Nitro is most valuable for hardcore Discord users who are active in many servers, enjoy streaming gameplay, or want to deck out their profile. For casual users, the free features are probably enough day-to-day.
But everyone can enjoy the perks while the 3 months last! Discord Nitro adds some nice bonuses, even if the premium subscription isn‘t necessarily vital long-term.
Discord Nitro Alternatives for Frugal Gamers
If you want to keep enjoying premium elements of Discord but don‘t want to pay, here are some clever workarounds:
Use emoji servers – Join public Discord servers that offer tons of emoji you can use for free. Just copy and paste them wherever you like.
Game share for server boosts – Go in with friends on a Nitro subscription to get boost perks on your shared servers.
Explore free add-ons – Plugins like BetterDiscord add customizations without a paid Nitro sub.
Set animated gifs manually – You can manually set gif avatars on the web version of Discord.
Ask for gifted Nitro subs – Friends with Nitro can gift you a month subscription if they want to share perks.
While not as convenient as a full Nitro membership, these options let you access some features without paying monthly.
Critical Stats and Figures on Discord Nitro: Is it Popular?
Discord Nitro has been growing steadily since it launched in 2017, but it still makes up a small portion of overall users. Here are some key stats:
- Over 150 million active Discord users
- Around 1.4 million Nitro subscribers currently
- Only 0.9% of all users pay for Nitro
- Estimated 30% growth in paid Nitro users from 2021 to 2022
- The average Nitro user is estimated to be between 18 and 24 years old
- Most popular Nitro perk is custom emoji slots according to Discord
So while Nitro has seen healthy growth, it‘s still a premium service used by a small minority of die-hard Discord fans. These statistics help explain why Discord offers free trials like the Xbox 3 month promotion – acquiring new Nitro subscribers is a challenge.
But the trend is moving upward, especially among younger demographics. And Discord keeps improving Nitro with new perks which helps attract fans to the premium tier.
The Bottom Line
Claiming 3 months of free Discord Nitro through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is easy to do and well worth the short time it takes. It unlocks a suite of premium chat perks at no extra cost.
While Nitro is optional long-term, take advantage of this deal to enhance your Discord experience while it lasts. Level up your emoji game, share higher resolution streams, stand out in chats, and more.
With the steps in this guide, you‘ll be ready to claim your free Nitro in just a few minutes. Then sit back and enjoy advanced communication powered by Discord and Xbox. Game on!