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Xbox Live for Xbox 360


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Have you bought the new Xbox One and now want to play online? Before you can match your skills with players around the world, you'll need to create an account on Xbox Live. You can create an account on your console, on a computer or laptop. Read on to get started!

Official Xbox 360 Support

Xbox Live Servers Provide multiplayer mode in games for the Xbox 360 and One, and also allow you to save the achievements received in them.

If Freeboot is installed on your console, Live access will be disabled forever. This is done not only because the console is immediately banned and you cannot buy games and subscriptions, but also because an accidental update of the system will lead to an error, after which the console will stop turning on. You can restore the Xbox 360 in a special workshop.

Since the release of the Xbox 360, the console of the previous generation, Microsoft has released 3 versions of the Xbox One, so it is logical that sooner or later, official support for the old console will be closed. The only question is - when the Xbox 360 disconnect from Xbox Live?

Developers practically do not release games for the Xbox 360, focusing on the platform of the current generation, but the closure of support for 360 is still no one uttered a word.

Photo from Microsoft presentation

According to unofficial data, the PS3 and Xbox 360 may deny access to online resources, which will close making it impossible to play on the Internet on the Xbox 360, already this year. For Xbox One, the backward compatibility mode of games of the old and current generations has long been open for a long time, so this information, although with difficulty, can still be believed.

How to sign up for Xbox Live on Xbox 360

If you have already used one of the services of Microsoft: Skype, Office 360,, OneDrive, no need to register again. Enter the data from one of the accounts in the corresponding login field, and then confirm the action by clicking "To come in".

Step 1. To register, you need to go to and click "Create her!" (this is an account).

Step 2 Fill in all the empty fields with the appropriate information, and then enter the email address. If it turns out that you do not have an email. mail to register, click "Get a new address".

Step 3 Enter a phone number. Important! The number must be real, the one that you personally use. This will help confirm the creation of the account, as well as restore the game if it is stolen or you forget your username or password.

If you don’t attach an additional email account or phone number, the support service may not believe that this account really belongs to you, especially if it is your credit card will not be tied.

Phone recovery takes no more than 5 minutesand if you do it through the site, the process can drag on for several weeks.

Step 4 Check if everything is correct, and then select Create an Xbox Live Account.

Step 5 Check the e-mail address that you provided during registration. In an appropriate letter you will need to confirm your intentions Become a Member of the Xbox Live Community. When you click on the link from the letter you will be asked to accept license agreements - accept.

Step 6 In the tab "Profile" select "Change Player Tag" and enter a suitable profile name. The new tag will be available after re-authorization. There you can configure Xbox Live on the Xbox 360: avatar, information, etc.

When a message appears on the screen "Protect your account", you will need to confirm the phone number. All further actions must be performed in accordance with the tips of the site.

What is Xbox Live for?

This service can be called full social network for Xbox owners 7th and 8th generation. You can make friends, chat with them, play online, share screenshots and videos recorded during the game, as well as view the game achievements of other users.

Xbox Live integrated Xbox Marketplacewhere you can buy digital versions of games, download applications, pre-order and download demos.

As for the game online. It will not be news to anyone that multiplayer on Xbox consoles paid. To play online on Xbox Live, you need to buy a subscription.

To play with friends and more, you can connect Xbox Live Gold. This is the very subscription that we talked about above. With it, you will receive several free games every month, learn about discounts, some of which will be available only to owners of gold-accounts, and also install games before their official release.

Xbox Live also has special cards from development studios, such as Electronics Arts. As you know, this company is the creator of the FIFA football simulator, where any player can create your ultimate team and receive players cards, paying with their virtual currency. With EA Access Card domestic currency prices will be 10% lower. In addition, you will receive various bonuses.

How to sign up for Xbox Live on Xbox

When you start the console for the first time, the system will ask you to connect it to the Internet to connect Xbox to Xbox Live. On all consoles, whether it's the Xbox One or 360, the procedure for creating an account is about the same.

Consider the example of the Xbox One. Make sure the console is connected to the Internet. In the main menu, find the button "Login"and then select "Add new user".

If you already have an account with one of the Microsoft services: Skype, One Drive, etc., then you do not need to create anything, but if not, the system will offer Sign up for Xbox Liveby creating a new account. Next, you need to enter all the data that is required from the user, and proceed to create a password.

Come up with strong password, which can not be picked up by adding the numbers of your date of birth, etc. It’s best to come up with a unique set of letters and numbers. Do not forget to remember or write down the data that you specify during registration, so as not to lose access to purchased content.

The system will ask you to create two-factor authentication, with which you can always restore your account if it is stolen from you or you forget the password. It’s better not to neglect this item and provide a mobile phone number and an additional email address.

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Next you need accept terms of agreement Microsoft and Xbox Live.

After that, you need to select the login and security options. Detailed information will be described on the screen of your TV.

We pass to customization. Change player tag (username), select Xbox One Main Menu Colors and press the Xbox button on the controller to complete the setup process.

How to sign up for Xbox Live from other devices

To register with Xbox Live on a computer with Windows 8 and 10, you need to open a special application. From the phone as well with windows 7 You can go to the official Xbox website and register from there.

You can create an Xbox Live account through a computer or any other device, and then enter it through the console.

In the application, you can do everything the same as on the console: buy games, put them to download, write to friends, etc.

Errors in Xbox Live

Often on the Internet you can find alarmed questions from users who have encountered with errors in the Xbox Live service. If the console gives an error while registering with Xbox Live, make sure that the Internet is connected correctly and everything is working. Also check that the specified username is not taken by another player. Password must contain 8 characters minimum and consist of lowercase and capital letters, as well as numbers.

Another common mistake that appears while logging in to Xbox Live - a message about the ban account. If you bought a subscription, played in multiplayer for some time, and the next time you turn on the online mode does not work, the reason may be in blocking. Often players complain about other users, if they use the mat, violate the rules of the game etc.

Authorization on Xbox Live. Subscription Selection

Now is the time connect the Xbox 360 to Live. First, connect the Internet cable or set up a Wi-Fi connection.

You can play on the Xbox 360 without the Internet, but you won’t be able to access Live.

After pressing the button Giudeselect Join Live. In the empty fields you need to enter the username and password of the newly created account.

Next, select the type of paid subscription: Silver or Gold.

Silver - A standard account that provides access to the basic features of Xbox Live (chat with friends, purchase games, save achievements, etc.)

Gold - Paid subscription, gives you the opportunity to play on the Xbox 360 over the network with other players. In addition, “gold” users receive discounts on some projects, as well as several free games every month.

You can activate a paid subscription by purchasing code for Xbox 360 for Xbox Live in offline store. By the same principle, in-game currency is sometimes sold for some games.

Additional features

You can use the online service not only from the computer or the console itself. You can download a mobile application that installs on almost all operating systems: Android, iOS, Windows Mobile.

Some Android tablets may not support the application.

The mobile application allows you to use almost all the Live features, including the purchase of games, if an online wallet or a credit / debit card is attached to your account.

If the card is tied, with its help you can buy Microsoft Points - Xbox Live special internal currency.

1 Point is approximately 0.52 rubles. For points, you can not only purchase games, but also convert them into in-game currency, for example, by buying various items that affect the appearance of characters or enhance their abilities, weapons, etc.