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Looking for some of the best games to play on your new Xbox One? The good news is that you no longer need a credit card to pay for one-off purchases and subscriptions in the Microsoft and Xbox Store. You can now use your Vodacom account to pay for your purchases, as well as sign up for an Xbox Game Pass.
As an Xbox Game Pass member, you can save up to 20% on Xbox One game purchases from the existing Xbox Game Pass catalogue, plus save up to 10% off related game add-ons and consumables. But with all these options, picking the game that's right for you may be a little overwhelming. Don't worry though, we're here to help.
With a player base of around 10 million people, Fortnite has taken the world by storm, and it's not hard to see why. The free-to-play battle royale game offers players an energetic and enjoyable online multiplayer experience, with a concept that is pretty simple to get to grips with: make sure you're the last team (or person) standing. And, best of all, you can now buy Fortnite Vbucks (the in-game currency) with Vodacom, just by adding it to your bill or airtime.
FIFA 20 is the latest in the football simulation series published by Electronic Arts. It is the 27th instalment in the FIFA series. With advanced physics, improve3d player A.I and more control over the Decisive Moments that determine the outcome of every match, it's the most advanced FIFA game to date.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Set between the end of Revenge of the Sith and beginning of A New Hope, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order lets you take control of a rogue Jedi Knight who escaped the Jedi purge and is now being hunted by the Empire across the galaxy. With a strong cast that sells a dark story while keeping things fun and loyal to Star Wars lore, and fast, challenging combat mixes with energetic platforming and decent puzzles make for an all-around amazing game.
Control is an action-adventure with a difference. The game sees you stepping into the shoes of Jessie Faden, the newest director of the clandestine Federal Bureau of Control (FBC) - a Government agency which researches, and ultimately aims to control paranormal activity. But Jessie’s new role has a few issues not exactly laid out in the job description, including the uprising of a paranormal force known only as the Hiss. With some mind-bending action and an intricate, dark story, Control is one of the best titles of the year.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Rockstar has become synonymous with creating massive, open-world games in which players are free to explore, and RDR2 is the pinnacle of this design ethos. This slow-burning epic follows the story of an American outlaw at the end of the 19th century as he finds his way in a fast-changing world. It focuses heavily on providing open-ended decisions and ensuring that the player feels like they're actually part of this distant period of history. With the inclusion of a cinematic camera, there truly are moments where you feel like you're watching a Western. No detail is spared, right down to being able to shave as and when your character grows more facial hair than you'd like.
The Witcher 3
Based on a series of Polish fantasy novels (and soon to be a big-budget Netflix series), the third game in the Witcher series follow’s Gerald of Rivia as he traverses an enormous, open-world filled with dangerous monsters, scheming witches, power-hungry kings and lowly peasants. Every nook and cranny is filled with memorable characters, clever writing and rewards for curious players. The main story is as thrilling as it is emotionally draining, and the side quests never feel like busywork, but instead offer intricate little stories within themselves. Best of all, you don't need to have played the previous two games to get into the series (although we do recommend reading the short stories, as they are as good if not better). On December 19th, the Xbox One version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will join the Xbox Game Pass library of games, making it that much easier to download thanks to your Vodacom account.
How to add a new payment in the Microsoft store
Paying with your Vodacom account is simple, just follow these steps before jumping into the action:
In Microsoft Store, select Buy. If asked, sign in with your Microsoft account.
Select Get Started! Add a way to pay or Change > Add a new payment method.
Select Mobile phone.
Enter your phone number, and then hit Next.
You will receive a code via text message. Enter the code and hit Next
Check the terms and payment details, and then hit Buy
Add mobile billing to your payment options.