If you own Google Stadia Founder's Edition, you can now use your Buddy Pass

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If you managed to pick up the Google Stadia Founder's Edition before it sold out (opens in new tab), you can now use your Buddy Pass which has been unavailable up until now. 

The announcement came via Stadia's official Twitter (opens in new tab) account, along with a set of instructions on how to go about gifting your Buddy Pass to a friend or how to redeem it if one of your friends has chosen you as the recipient.

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The Buddy Pass essentially lets you send a three month free trial of the Stadia Pro subscription to a friend. Once the trial period has ended, you can choose whether to cancel the subscription or continue with the normal monthly charge.

The Stadia launched on November 19 with 22 games, though ten of those were only announced the day before release (opens in new tab). The line-up does seem a little lacklustre and adding Farming Simulator 19 and Tomb Raider Definitive Edition to the Pro subscription yesterday (opens in new tab) has done little to remedy this. The technology itself seems promising though, despite early teething troubles, such as reports of overheating (opens in new tab).

If you're curious about how it performs, you can check out Joanna's thoughts (opens in new tab) on her time with the Stadia.

Sarah James
Guides Writer

Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.