Zer0 Sum, the first episode of Telltale Games‘ Tales From the Borderlands, recently landed on Xbox and Playstation platforms, but those looking to take advantage of the discounted season pass on Xbox One should stay clear for now.
The season pass is currently available through Xbox Live for $14.99, but some consumers claim to have been charged multiple times after purchasing it. If that wasn’t enough, accessing the season pass’s Manage page leads to a blank page on Xbox Live with no way to download your content. Even accessing the first episode’s page on Xbox Live doesn’t offer a way to download it without paying for it separately, leading many to believe that the season pass only contains episodes 2-5, rather than all 5 episodes as confirmed on Gearbox’s website — “A Season Pass is available on consoles that includes all five episodes as they release!”.
I purchased the season pass earlier today and although I wasn’t double charged, I was unable to install the game’s first episode and was promptly met with a blank screen while attempting to manage its content.
Until we get some clarity here, there’s definitely some issues going on with the Xbox One‘s season pass for Tales From the Borderlands. If you’re looking to get right in to the game, I’d recommend buying the first episode separately for now. If you’ve already purchased the season pass and are running in to the same issues that I did, you’ll be happy to know that Microsoft’s Xbox Live support are aware of the issue and refunded my money immediately.
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