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Old 11-02-2011, 07:09 PM   #1
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Season Pass Queries

Hey, im not having much luck anywhere else so thought somebody might know here.

Basically Gears of war 3 and Forza 4 both have season passes to get a certain amount of dlc technically free. Iv bought the forza 4 pass but had to wait for monies to be able to get the GOW pass.
However the 1st dlc for gears came out yesterday, so if i buy the pass now, will i still get that 1st dlc free? or will it only give me the next 3 free? (Pass is for the first 4 dlc packs)

If anyone can answer this will be much appreciated
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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I don't own GOW3 but any pass I have purchased says exactly what you are getting. If it say's you get the first four dlc then it doesn't matter if the first has already been released.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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Yeah I was wondering about this too, as I got the gears season pass and now the new DLC is showing up on my dashboard, it still says it costs 800ms points even when i get to the checkout? :/
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:17 PM   #4
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If you get the Gears season pass you are entitled to all the Gears DLC. (It's not technically free, as you bought the pass - it's more of a group discount if you will. Like preordering DLC basically)

I have not purchased the pass, but I believe you access the DLC to download via the game. Not from the dashboard because it will of course show you how much the DLC costs to those without the pass.

That's my guess anyway.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:57 PM   #5
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spankz, iv been trawling through the gears forums trying to find an answer for mine, apparantly a few people have the same problem as you. Try going into the game and the marketplace from the main menu and it should recognise you have the pass and will be able to dl the dlc for free. If that doesnt work first try deleting the season pass and then download again (itll be free as you've already got it). If that doesnt work delete again, clear your cache by going to memory on the dashboard then dl it again.

Still not found a definite answer for mine, sadface
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:00 PM   #6
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I think its only really Cod Elite, that if you purchase the subscription(online pass) after the release of any DLC, do you not receieve that pre-released DLC for free.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:47 PM   #7
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Yeah I was wondering about this too, as I got the gears season pass and now the new DLC is showing up on my dashboard, it still says it costs 800ms points even when i get to the checkout? :/
If you have purchased the Season Pass you will be prompted in the games main menu about available DLC content. The cost should be free then.

Edit: @MrFrozac: The Season Pass is for the first 4 DLC Packs. I didn't buy my pass until today and I then downloaded the Horde Command Pack for free.

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Old 11-02-2011, 09:59 PM   #8
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much appreciated hepta, was hoping someone would be in the same position as me n let me know, plus 1 internets to you good sir!

right, time to go get the season pass i guess...shut up wallet its worth it in the long run....
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:50 PM   #9
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If you have purchased the Season Pass you will be prompted in the games main menu about available DLC content. The cost should be free then.
I had the same thing with the Forza 4 Season pass. Looking at the car pack on the dashboard it showed up as a couple hundred points, but when I looked at it from in game it was free.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:03 PM   #10
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Good to know. I'm hoping to get Gears 3 for Christmas, and then maybe getting the season pass.... Not sure yet what I'm gonna do.

But still good to know!
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:39 PM   #11
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Yeah I was wondering about this too, as I got the gears season pass and now the new DLC is showing up on my dashboard, it still says it costs 800ms points even when i get to the checkout? :/


Download the dlc through the in game menu not through the dashboard that should sort out your problem
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:48 PM   #12
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I had the same thing with the Forza 4 Season pass. Looking at the car pack on the dashboard it showed up as a couple hundred points, but when I looked at it from in game it was free.
I am not picking on you at all, I promise.

I hate the above logic by some people. I purchase the Season Pass so I get the DLC free.

No you don't. You are paying a discounted rate FOR the DLC. You are not getting anything for free. I think with the Gears one they advertised a 33% savings or something like that.

Now, don't get me wrong I am a fan of the season pass structure if I am going to get the DLC anyway. This does a couple things.

Consumer side:

+ You save money in the long run
+ You don't have to worry about finding the MSP/$ when the DLC is released

- You really have little to no idea what you're buying

Publisher/Developer side

+ You get cash upfront
+ You keep your game in the hands of a consumer longer. If I have a season pass I'm not trading it in
+ Guaranteed revenue

It's a total win for the developer, but a good deal for the consumer as well. But, don't be fooled. It's not free.

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Old 11-03-2011, 12:21 AM   #13
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I am not picking on you at all, I promise.

I hate the above logic by some people. I purchase the Season Pass so I get the DLC free.

No you don't. You are paying a discounted rate FOR the DLC. You are not getting anything for free. I think with the Gears one they advertised a 33% savings or something like that.

Now, don't get me wrong I am a fan of the season pass structure if I am going to get the DLC anyway. This does a couple things.

Consumer side:

+ You save money in the long run
+ You don't have to worry about finding the MSP/$ when the DLC is released

- You really have little to no idea what you're buying

Publisher/Developer side

+ You get cash upfront
+ You keep your game in the hands of a consumer longer. If I have a season pass I'm not trading it in
+ Guaranteed revenue

It's a total win for the developer, but a good deal for the consumer as well. But, don't be fooled. It's not free.

(Sorry, I'm pissy today)
Depends. Some games do give free DLC with the Season Pass. All depends on the game.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:55 PM   #14
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Depends. Some games do give free DLC with the Season Pass. All depends on the game.
Dude!!! Its not free if you have to PAY for the season pass!!
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:10 PM   #15
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I love the season passes and think the save a lot of money and give enough exclusive content to where im sure I will always buy them for any game im serios about in the future. But yes, you will get any content that has already came out once you get your season pass.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:38 AM   #16
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Just to confirm, i bought the season pass and the dlc that was already out was free (to sve arguments, technically free), so it does work backwards
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