? asked in Consumer ElectronicsGames & GearXbox · 1 decade ago

Do you have to be a gold member to play games online on xbox live?

Hi I was wondering if you have to be a gold member to play game on xbox live because I just got Modern Warfare 2 and when I tried to connect to online mode it displayed a message saying that you do not have the right account to play online.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes. A gold account is required for online play.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yea you do its 50 a year like everyone said and silver just lets you send messages etc. but if you bought a new xbox you can get 2 free 1 month subscriptions but you have to create a new name each time also i know xbox was allowing people to play on weekends with silver accounts although it may just depend on the game i'm really not sure haha

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  • 1 decade ago

    To play on xbox live you must but a membership card, for periods from 1 month, 3 months or a year. A year is about $50 thats what i have, once it runs out you go to silver where you cant play online or go into parties. only private chats.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yeah you need gold, you can sign up for a free silver account but it only gives you about a months worth of online play

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  • Mike
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yes you do.

    Go to the dashboard, marketplace, and follow the screen instructions.

    Or if you dont want to use your credit card, go to any gaming store and buy an Xbox Live card there.

    One last thing-

    Dont get frustrated if you get owned the first couple of weeks as you will be what we (the people who have had the game sense november) have been waiting for.

    xmas time is a NOOB fest

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  • Milk84
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yes. That's the main reason for having Gold.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes

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  • 1 decade ago

    yeah the gold one is for playing online and the without it its just for features

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes, the game comes with a free 48 hour code, try using that!!! unless u got a used game

    Source(s): own it
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  • 1 decade ago

    yes you do the silver membership only allows you to send messages and stuff but not play games

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