After a year of attempting to bring a little something extra to the service in the form of a catalogue of games for purchase and free games to Nitro subscribers, Discord is closing the sub games part of the service on Tuesday, October 15th. “Through your valuable feedback, it became clear that while we and some of you love these games, the truth is the vast majority of Nitro subscribers didn’t play them,” explained the dev blog. “To those who did support these games, thank you so much.”
Basically, it means Nitro subscribers will no longer get to play the offered titles for free. Mercifully, those who did purchase games or Nitro Game Perks will not lose their titles, so if you happened to preorder Temtem, for example, your game is safe. Likewise, the dev-led sale of games through the platform will be entirely unaffected, meaning you can still buy games through Discord, whether you’re subbed or not.
Discord will now refocus its Nitro subscriber benefits to what it considers to be its core features. Nitro subscribers can enjoy a doubled upload size of 100mb and a reduced number of boosts needed to bring a favorite server to Level 3 starting today, while future updates promise “more features, fun, and enhancements for hanging out in Discord with the people you care about.”