Illustration for article titled Did Your Xbox One Disc Drive Break? You Get A Free Game

Good news for anyone with a broken Xbox One: Microsoft is offering free games to anyone affected by the infamous disc drive issue that caused brand new games to make a terrible grinding noise upon insertion.

One affected user told me about the deal on Twitter today, and Polygon got an e-mail confirming news of the complimentary game. If you tell Microsoft customer support about the problem and go through the Xbox One exchange plan, they'll send you the digital code for a game of your choice: Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse, or Zoo Tycoon.


Since it's digital, if you're affected by the Disc Drive of Doom—which Microsoft says has impacted a "very small" number of Xbox One owners—you should be able to play your new game while you wait for a replacement.

I reached out to Microsoft for more details earlier today, but still haven't heard back. We'll update you as we learn more about the issue.

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