Many people wonder if an Xbox can be used offline, and the answer is yes! You can use your Xbox without an internet connection. To do so, go to Settings, select Network Settings, and then choose “Go Offline”. To reconnect to the internet, repeat the process and select “Go Online”. However, there are a few things to keep in mind if you want to take your Xbox offline.
When setting up a brand new Xbox, an internet connection is required. This is because you need to create at least one user profile, or you won’t be able to finish the Xbox setup. Once a profile is created, you can then set the Xbox to offline.
When disconnected from the internet, you can sign into your Xbox profile to play games and change local console settings. However, you can only play downloaded games that do not require an internet connection. For example, you won’t be able to play online games like Fortnite. Disc-based games can still be played, but fewer people own game discs these days.
You’ll still be able to save clips and screenshots, and your achievements will be saved locally depending on how much hard drive space you have. It’s a good idea to occasionally go online to sync game progress, achievements, and game clips to the cloud.
While offline, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass will not work, as those are online services. Additionally, you won’t be able to redeem any codes for Xbox Gift Cards, games, movies, DLCs, and other items.
In summary, it’s possible to use an Xbox offline, but its functionality will be limited while disconnected from the internet. The only time an internet connection is necessary is during the initial setup of a new Xbox.