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When will I be getting my Buddy Pass?

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I was under the impression that I would be getting my Buddy Pass the same time as my access code.  When will I be able to share my Buddy Pass with my friend? 

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Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Congrats on becoming a Founder!

 

Buddy Passes will start rolling out to Founders 15 days from launch, and they will be given out according to the order in which Founder's Edition orders were received.

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Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Congrats on becoming a Founder!

 

Buddy Passes will start rolling out to Founders 15 days from launch, and they will be given out according to the order in which Founder's Edition orders were received.

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It was implied when preordering that the Buddy Pass would be available basically from launch. Why did the timing change?

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Stadia Guide
Stadia Guide

@AdVictoriam I can't find where the writing is anymore (the Founder's Edition section on the help page no longer exists), but I actually remember buddy pass was supposed to be available a few months after launch. If anything, they actually speed it up.

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The Buddy Pass lasts for 3 months from activation, and can be used up to a year after being received, but the indication was always that Buddy Pass would give a friend basically the same access as you and would be included as part of the Founder's Edition kit. 

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The small print I believe pretty much always said you'll receive the buddy pass within 6 months of receipt of your founder edition
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So if buddy passes come out 15 days after launch.... I'll probably get that before my Founder's code 😞  

Sorry this sucks.

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Community Member

Can you please tell me when i can expect my code it has been 2 days since i have received my stadia!?

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So, will Destiny 2 still be available to claim for the person I give my buddy pass to in 15 days?
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Will my friend be able to get Destiny 2 still? That was the entire reason I wanted the Buddy Pass.
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@ChrisFromGoogleGood idea would be to have the smartphone app get a date in there as ETA. This forum is not gonna be as visible the app. Additionally, considering the 15 day stagger from launch, does that essentially mean the buddy we invite will not be getting any of the free games/deals that expire on the 3rd?

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If that's is the case I will be expecting an extra 15 days added to my founders pro subscription. As many others I was expecting 3 months gaming with my buddy, instead I get 15 days on my own, and my buddy get's 15 days on their own after I don't renew (which is increasingly likely the way things are going)
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Founder
Founder
No it wasn't. It was stated that it could take as long as 6 months or as short as 2 weeks. 2 weeks is the rough time line given out in the AMA last week.
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Community Member

If buddy pass takes as long as initial email codes at launch I will just tell my buddy that he should expect it in the 6 months from now to be on the safe side.

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Community Member

Google has made a lot of promises and did not deliver. I'm still waiting for this buddy pass. Google said it would be available at launch and it's 2 days later and nothing.  Hopefully it'll get better. 

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So it's a fact that Buddy Pass individuals will miss out on the Stadia Black Friday Sale!? My buddy was ready and stoked to drop some dough on the games sale.
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I would think they would send out buddy pass to hit that sale to maximize sales.

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Same, but with the way the launch has gone thus far, i don't think they think well enough to execute anything properly, unfortunately.
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it should show on the top left on the stadia app when your buddy pass is avaliable. at least thats what it shows on my app when im signed in
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I heard 15 days after you get your package and code
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It was stated on their initial emails

 

Your Buddy Pass will be sent within six months of delivery of your Founder's Edition. Your Buddy Pass must be redeemed within three months of receipt. A valid Buddy Pass entitles the recipient to access Stadia and receive their first three months of Stadia Pro at no charge when they sign up for a recurring subscription. Offer only available to new subscribers upon initial sign up.

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