Xbox Series S deal: Save $20 on console, plus free V-Bucks and Rocket League credits – CNET

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Good news, Xbox fans: While it’s still frustratingly difficult to get your hands on an Xbox Series X, accessing next-gen titles just got a little bit easier. Or at least more affordable. Right now you can grab this Xbox Series S bundle at eBay for $280, a savings of $20. The console, which comes with free games Fortnite and Rocket League installed, is being sold by trusted eBay seller AntOnline. This price matches the lowest we’ve seen the console go, but this time it comes with digital currency for the two free games, which it did not previously. Odds are this bundle won’t be available for long, so you’re going to want to hurry.

While both of the games are free for any Xbox user to download, this bundle does include a few freebies on top of the games, like the Midnight Drive Pack and 1,000 V-Bucks for Fortnite, and 1,000 Rocket League credits. These can be used to buy in-game items, change your cars and more. The Drive Pack is exclusive to this bundle, and the currency is worth about $16.

The Series S is the “lite” version of the bulkier Xbox Series X. While it can still play next-gen games like Halo: Infinite, the Series S doesn’t have a disk drive, so all of your games will have to be digital downloads. And because of that, the 512GB storage will fill up pretty quickly, though that is easily (if expensively) remedied with an expansion card.

While it doesn’t support 4K video, it does match the 120-frames-per-second frame rate of the Series X for super smooth motion. And at less than 3 inches thick, it’s also significantly more compact. If you’re hardcore about your gaming, it might be worth waiting out the stock issues to try and snag a Series X, but if you’re just looking for a way to enjoy some of those next-gen games, the Series S is a great option for more casual gamers. Especially when you can find it on sale.

If it’s in stock, you should buy as quickly as you can. We expect these will move quickly and sell out early in the day.

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