Discord It has become one of the main alternatives for in-game communication. 250 million registered users and 56 million monthly active users endorse this free platform, figures obtained by offering the main functions completely free of charge.

This being one of the keys to its success, Discord chose to monetize its platform in another way: with a video game catalog and two subscription services: Nitro and Nitro Classic. Let’s go over how both subscriptions work and what benefits they offer to users.

What Nitro and Nitro Classic offer

Users can support Discord through one of two available subscriptions. Let’s start with Nitro Classic. Its price is $ 49.99 per year or $ 4.99 per month (44.96 and 4.96 euros at the change, respectively) and, simply, it offers some advantages in the chats and improvements in the streaming service. In short:

  • Custom Discord tag.
  • Option to use animated GIFs or emojis as avatar.
  • Option to use custom emojis on any server
  • Streaming up to FullHD resolution at 60 FPS.
  • Option to share the screen in HD resolution at 60 FPS or in FullHD at 30 FPS.
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In addition to those five benefits, users who opt for Nitro Classic will also receive a badge that will appear on your profile to show the rest that they are subscribers. It is the most interesting for those who simply want to improve their Discord experience and, incidentally, support development.

But Nitro, the most expensive subscription, goes one step further. It is priced at $ 99.99 per year or $ 9.99 per month (89.93 and 8.93 euros, respectively) and offers everything seen above, plus access to a catalog of 97 games (And growing). Nitro subscribers will level up over time and will also unlock the following benefits for all users on the server:

  • Customization of the server with a banner or with a “vanity URL”.
  • Larger upload sizes at the community level (that is, for the entire server).
  • Special role on the server.
  • Special badge on the profile for users.
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Returning for a moment to Play storeIt’s not nearly as broad as Steam’s, but it does have some interesting titles like ‘Limbo’, ‘Bioshock’, ‘Metro 2033 Redux’, ‘XCOM’, ‘Orcs Must Die’ or ‘Star Wars: KOTOR’. You can consult the complete catalog on their website. According to Discord, the library is worth more than $ 1,000.

With Nitro subscription you can access almost 100 games from Discord

By subscribing to Discord Nitro, users will be able to download all the games in the catalog for free and play them on their Windows computers. In MacOS and Linux the games are not available, although you can see the compatibility of each title in its respective tab.

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On the other hand, there is something to keep in mind: games may expire. They say from Discord that “our intention is that Nitro subscribers can enjoy these games for as long as possible. However, the availability of a game depends on the developers / publishers of the same.” In the event that a game is deleted, the saved games will remain accessible.

In summary:




Custom Discord tag
Animated GIFs or emojis on the avatar
Custom emojis on any server
Streaming up to FullHD @ 60FPS
Screen sharing up to FullHD @ 30FPS
Badge on profile

Custom Discord tag
Animated GIFs or emojis on the avatar
Custom emojis on any server
Streaming up to FullHD @ 60FPS
Screen sharing up to FullHD @ 30FPS
Badge on profile



Server customization
Larger file upload size
Special role on the server
Special badge for users





$ 49.99 per year
$ 4.99 per month

$ 99.99 per year
$ 9.99 per month

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How to subscribe to Discord Nitro

If you are interested in any of the two subscriptions, you can access them from the Discord app. You just have to open it, click on “Start” and select “Nitro”, as it appears marked in the upper screenshot. On the screen that will appear you will be able to see all the benefits you will receive and the prices.

You can pay with credit card or PayPal and you have the option to give the subscription to someone. If it doesn’t convince you or you don’t take advantage of it, you can cancel the subscription at any time by going to “Settings”> “Discord Nitro”.

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