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Xbox One owners to receive free content to mark console’s first birthday

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the Xbox One, Microsoft is giving free content to gamers.

Any Xbox One player who has purchased the console between launch day (Friday, November 22nd, 2013) and Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 will receive a Year One Gamer Picture and a new Xbox One background (as well as an exclusive Day One background for those who unlocked the Day One achievement).

They will also be sent a free rental of “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” (for a limited time only). Those based in the US and Canada will receive a free rental of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods” movie and a sampler pack of “Dragon Ball Z” TV episodes on top of the other contents.

To get the free content, which will be sent by email, gamers will need to be at least 17 years old and have used the Xbox One for 10 hours or more.

Selected players will also receive a “special gift” from one of the following:

  • Xbox One Limited EditionCall of Duty: Advanced WarfareBundle (US only)
  • Xbox One Special EditionSunset OverdriveBundle (US only)
  • One month membership for Xbox One-exclusive EA Access service
  • Tiger Shark cash card forGrand Theft Auto V, worth $200,000 in-gameGTA Online dollars
  • Forzagift pack withForzaRallyCross hat, Lamborghini Huracán 1/24 scale replica, and Xbox One Controller (launch team edition) signed by Tanner Foust, host of Top Gear America, Global RallyCross champion and professional stunt driver (US only)
  • Forza Horizon 2Limited Edition Casio G-Shock Men’s Black Multi-Function Digital Sports Watch (US only)
  • Grand Theft Auto Vgift pack with the Los Santos Sheriff Trucker cap, Michael, Franklin and Trevor Posters, and aGrand Theft Auto Vsticker pack (US only)
  • Xbox Live Gold 12-month membership digital code
  • Killer Instinct Season 1 Combo Breaker Pack, the retail version ofKiller InstinctXbox One’s first season and includes all eight season one characters: Jago, Sabrewulf, Glacius, Thunder, Sadira, Orchid, and Spinal. Also includes Fulgore DLC character.
  • Special limited edition Nissan 370Z, featuring a custom Casio livery forForza Horizon 2
  • Air Vehicle shortcut forBattlefield 4for immediate access to all available unlocks for helicopters and jets available in the mainBattlefield 4game
  • Arno’s French Rapier forAssassin’s Creed Unityto improve your combat skills
  • 75 Platinum inWarframe
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden WarfareCostume Pack forPeggle 2
  • Epic Quest Table inPinball FX2
  • Dance Central Spotlight(full game token)
  • Project SparkPremium – 15 days: Grants 2x gain of Spark XP, credits, and champion XP, as well as the ability to purchase new token-only content for earned in-game credit

Posting on Xbox Wire, Microsoft said: “While we’rejust getting startedin some markets, we remain committed to all of our incredible fans worldwide and we’re so grateful for your support over the last year. Thank you for helping us celebrate this incredible milestone.”

What do you think of the free content? Let us know in the comments below.

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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