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Family Sharing and Multiple Game Pack Purchases

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I have 2 XB1s; mine(gold account) and my son's (home xb1).  Family sharing is one of the main reason we switched from PC to XB1.  Even though it is a basic piece of the platform, many developers 1) don't adequately test it and there are strange problems because of it or 2) intentionally try to skirt it like ESO.  Most games with a cash shop circumvent the Family sharing because they force you to buy unlocks in the cash shop.  But what they often forget is that MAYBE I want to buy a pack for my son's account and I am unable to because the game "thinks" it is already purchased.

I want to buy the ultimate pack and realize that none of the consumables will transfer to my son.  Here are my questions:

  1. Will he have access to the base game?
  2. Will he have access to anything else in the packs
  3. If I want to buy 2 ultimate packs will I be able to?

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I'm pretty sure he will have access to the game but without anything else. And I don't think you can buy two packages on your accounts but you can maybe use the gift option to your son's gt?

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1. Yes  According to their AMA, NO game sharing will be available

2. We will have to see how this developer sets their items up (I would say items that are sent in the games mail system would likely be excluded)  Nope

3. Yes

Edited by NewBlacksmurf

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Do you think the single ultimate pack purchase would give us both 72 hour head start?  These are the types of issues that are never really answered or tested and where I run into problems in other games with similar cash shops/packs.

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Well I bought the ultimate ed...I guess I will have to wait and see how this works.  When it's a game that I want and am willing to pay for it's not that big of a deal.  The REAL problem is when it is a game that my son wants that is bought through my account exclusively for him.  Often my account gets all the goodies and he just gets the base game....but not ALWAYS.  I love family sharing and like I mentioned it is a major reason we switched platforms but it doesn't always work the same and it is really cumbersome to continually search, post, and research how XYZ game will deal with family sharing.

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Every thing that we get with each pack in a one time use only once you receive them.And one time use with each  Character.Your son will only have access to just the game alone,and nothing else.He will have to have a separate Xbox account and another copy of the game for him to have access to the extra stuff

Edited by Foreverrgamer87

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On 1/7/2019 at 4:25 PM, lancia12 said:

Well I bought the ultimate ed...I guess I will have to wait and see how this works.  When it's a game that I want and am willing to pay for it's not that big of a deal.  The REAL problem is when it is a game that my son wants that is bought through my account exclusively for him.  Often my account gets all the goodies and he just gets the base game....but not ALWAYS.  I love family sharing and like I mentioned it is a major reason we switched platforms but it doesn't always work the same and it is really cumbersome to continually search, post, and research how XYZ game will deal with family sharing.

I too have this issue... now that my two children are getting into gaming i have to buy on two accounts since you can only share to one xbox and i have 4. Even blackops this year who usually let every user have the full access only allowed game and map dlcs and not the preorder stuff. Eso was the worst because of the dlcs and chapters and sub and imperial edition AND any race any alliance. I feel your pain. Id count on him just getting basic game access and hope that it will be early as well. 

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On ‎1‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 2:32 PM, lancia12 said:

Do you think the single ultimate pack purchase would give us both 72 hour head start?  These are the types of issues that are never really answered or tested and where I run into problems in other games with similar cash shops/packs.

I’d ask on Reddit for their Thursday AMA as there’s no way to know what they will do and how they will handle “add on” content over Xbox live as that’s up to the developer regarding sharing. 

(Edit) According to their AMA, No sharing...I do think its worth asking the xbox team so I will as I'm not sure if this developer is basing their answer off how they hope it will work.  The same response came from the Elder Scrolls Online devs and later we learned they provided the wrong answer.

Edited by NewBlacksmurf

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