Discord is getting in on the Black Friday season with an offer on its premium subscription service, Discord Nitro, which offers expanded features to the chat app like custom emojis, better streaming quality, and in-app games called Activities.
From now until November 28, those who purchase a new Discord Nitro one-month ($9.99) or annual ($99.9) subscription will get a free month of Nitro added to their account—a pretty good deal if you’ve been meaning to try out Discord’s premium features (opens in new tab).
As a long-time Discord Nitro subscriber who mostly uses the service to stream games to friends at higher resolutions and framerates, I was delightfully surprised by a recent revamp of Nitro that added one of my new favorite Discord features: Activities. These “activities” are mostly in-house games made by Discord that run inside active voice channels, and they’re pretty great.
The selection is basically pulled from the board game shelf of your average family game night: there’s a version of Pictionary called SketchHeads, Scrabble, poker, checkers, and chess, plus a minigolf game called Putt Party and a Snake.io clone called Land-io. It’s been really nice to fire up one of these games in the downtime between watching shows or playing games with friends, and I’ve definitely been caught playing hands of poker before the next round of Overwatch 2 starts.
You need at least one person with a Nitro subscription in the chat for Activities to work, but here’s a nice plus: none of the games have any monetization whatsoever. That’s so rare these days that I was a little confused that I was allowed to just give myself chips as the host in the Poker Night.
Even if the group gets bored after the third round of Putt Party, the BOGO deal is a better time than any to secure a few months of Nitro and see if it’s worth keeping around.
Where are the best Black Friday PC gaming deals?
- Amazon – deals on anything from RTX 3060 gaming PCs to $260 4K screens (opens in new tab)
- Newegg – save up to 39% off Nvidia RTX-powered laptops (opens in new tab)
- Dell – save over $500 on Alienware PCs (opens in new tab)
- iBuyPower – save up to $350 on same day shipping gaming PCs (opens in new tab)
- Walmart – save close to $1,000 on RTX 3080 gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- B&H Photo – save over $400 on gaming laptops and more (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy – save big money on gaming monitors, laptops, and graphics cards (opens in new tab)
- Target – savings on low-end gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- Staples – save on gaming chairs and peripherals (opens in new tab)
- Lenovo – savings of up to 35% on Legion gaming laptops and desktops (opens in new tab)
- Razer – save up to $25 on Razer Blade gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- Microsoft – save $20 on an Xbox Wireless Controller and more (opens in new tab)
- Gigabyte – save over $150 on Gigabyte gaming monitors at Newegg (opens in new tab)
- HP – save up to $400 on an Omen gaming laptop (opens in new tab)
- Corsair – save on PSUs, headsets, gaming chairs, and more (opens in new tab)
- Secretlab – save up to $220 on the best gaming chair (opens in new tab)
Nvidia GeForce-powered gaming PCs
- RTX 3060 – MSI Codex R |
$1,069$1,000 At Newegg (save $69) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3060 Ti – Dell XPS |
$1,649.99$1,149.99 at Dell (save $500) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3070 – MSI Aegis |
$1,899$1,199 at Newegg (save $700) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3080 – Skytech Shiva |
$2,399.99$1,699.99 at Amazon (save $700) (opens in new tab)
AMD Radeon-powered gaming PCs
- RX 6600 XT – HP Pavilion |
$1,239.99$799.99 at Amazon (save $440) (opens in new tab)
- RX 6700 XT – CyberPower PC Gamer Xtreme |
$1,199.99$899 at Walmart (save $300.99) (opens in new tab)
- RX 6800 XT – Alienware Aurora R14 |
$2,399.99$1,799.99 at Dell (save $600) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3060 – Asus ROG Zephyrus 14 |
$1,399.99$899.99 at Best Buy (save $500) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3070 Ti – Gigabyte Aero 5 XE4 |
$2,199$1,249.99 at Newegg (save $949.01) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3080 – Razer Blade 14 |
$2,799.99$1,999.99 at Amazon (save $800) (opens in new tab)