Not allowed to play Xbox Live?

I have been playing on XBL using my silver membership. Before you guys say, go buy gold, I leave in about 20 days for basic training, so not really a point in doing so.

 

I am bridging connections from my PC to my Xbox360 using a high speed ethernet cord.

 

So my question is: Why is my profile not allowed to play on Xbox Live even though I was just on it?

 

 

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 1 Applies to:

Because a gold membership is required to play online multiplayer.

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If you had used a 48 hour trial, you would have been able to play online and your account would have still shown as a silver account.

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I have been playing for over a month.

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Did you just create the account? Could you have been using the free month trial that you get when you create an account?

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According to some guys I know, silver doesnt run out. I know for a fact that I was using the free month trial.

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Silver doesn't run out, but it also doesn't allow you to play online. If you were using the free month trial, then your account should have shown as gold at the time. It sounds like your trial just ran out.

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My account always showed silver. It never did show gold. I was just on it today and this has happened before, just no this long.

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Sorry. I don't know what else to tell you. The only times you can play online with a silver account is if you're using a 48 hour trial card or it's a free gold weekend. Otherwise you have to have a gold membership. I'm not sure if there was a glitch on your account or something that shows you as silver, but as a silver member you're not supposed to be able to play online.

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In general, Smwutches is right, paid Gold membership is required to play online multiplayer. Exceptions include promo periods (free Xbox LIVE Gold weekends), trial cards (I've never seen any above 48 hrs), the free month trial for setting up a LIVE account for the first time, and perhaps this situation...

IF you set up a LIVE account (without paying for membership) for the first time a month ago and you weren't using a trial card , then you were probably under the free month trial of Gold membership. All profiles get this free month for setting up LIVE for the first time. Although, I think your status would've shown as Gold until it ended...

If, however, as I suspect, you've already used up that free month for setting up a LIVE account, weren't using any trial cards and thus your LIVE status is Free/Silver, then check out the following thread for others who experienced the same thing. Unfortunately no one seems to know why it happened. Perhaps it was a glitch or a quiet/secret promo?

http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/9/t/8159.aspx

 

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Please note: I wrote the above, specifically the last paragraph above the link, assuming you were talking about Call of Duty: Black Ops. This was my first time posting to this forum and I assumed that in my confusion. I wanted to edit my post but was denied access; I can't delete to rewrite it either. My apologies if I have been less than helpful.

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