Microsoft nerfed the amount of Game Pass points players can get

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  • If earning Game Pass points is your thing, we're sorry to tell you that they've been nerfed.
  • Thus, you can now earn less, from fewer quests, delaying any future purchase plans we had.
  • Gamers will have to do with only daily quest from now on and earn a grand total of 3 points.
  • Also, say goodbye to the daily login to the mobile app quest, which also means fewer rewards.
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We all love earning rewards, and the experience of playing towards such a goal makes gameplay much better for some.

Xbox players are no strangers to this feeling, as earning points through the Game Pass service is no longer a novelty for quite a few of them.

Simply booting up a game, or completing a certain quest in another, can turn into serious bank, if you farm these daily and weekly tasks.

However, there are now reports that Microsoft has done it again, and the reward system has been drastically nerfed.

Game Pass now has fewer quests, worth less points

The points conversion translates to 1 point being worth $0.001. In other words, if you have 10.000 points, this amounts to $10 worth of eligible rewards.

Thus, if you were really active and constantly completed all the quests, you should be looking at hundreds of dollars that could pay for the next triple-A title or even a new console.

We said were because all that is in the past now, and earning points as fast and efficiently as you did is no longer an option.

Players are appalled, as they report a major nerf to the Game pass reward system, which will seriously delay whatever short-term future acquisition plans they had.

So what exactly are we looking at right now, in terms of changes? Well, for starters, there will be no more daily login to the mobile app quest, which means fewer points already.

Furthermore, players will also have to make do without the weekly GP achievement quest. The monthly part of the requirements is missing the Play 10 different games, as well as Download 5 games using the app quests.

These changes weren’t announced, but they’re quick to spot just by taking a look at this month’s reward points. From 3730 points available last month, there are only 885 available in March.

Just by doing the Game Pass Daily Challenges, you could earn up to 900 points a month alone. With the new rules, you can only earn 300 from daily challenges.

BEFORE = ~3730 per month

  • Game Pass Dailies (30 per day * 30) = 900
  • Game Pass Weeklies (~275 per week * 4.3) = 1180
  • Game Pass Monthlies (~1650 per month) = 1650

NOW = ~885 per month

  • Game Pass Dailies (10 per day * 30) = 300
  • Game Pass Weeklies (~70 per week * 4.3) = 300
  • Game Pass Monthlies (~285 per month) = 285

Forums and social media platforms were absolutely bombarded with threads upon threads of discussions following this latest Redmond decision.

Xbox Weekly Game Pass Quests 1 March – 8 March 2022

Name Objectives Reward Points
Earn Your Way Unlock 3 achievements or play 3 different Game Pass games 10
Ori and the Will of the Wisps  Play 25
Complete 3 Daily Quests Complete 3 daily quests this week 10

Xbox Monthly Game Pass Quests 1 March – 4 April 2022

Name Objectives Reward Points
Quest Dedication Complete 12 daily and 8 weekly quests:
– Complete 12 daily quests this month to earn Rewards points
– Complete 8 weekly quests this month to earn Rewards points
100
Quest Completionist Complete 22 daily and 12 weekly quests:

– Complete 22 daily quests this month to earn Rewards points
– Complete 12 weekly quests this month to earn Rewards points

1000
Game Pass Explorer Play 4 different Game Pass games 10
Dragon Age: Inquisition  Gain 100 Gold 75
GreedFall Gain 50 Gold coins 75
Injustice 2 Win 3 Matches 75
Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut Get 3 Kills 75
Quest Beginner – Complete 6 daily and 4 weekly quests:
– Complete 6 daily quests this month to earn Rewards points
– Complete 4 weekly quests this month to earn Rewards points
25

As you would have expected, this news wasn’t really welcomed with smiles, as players are furious about paying the same amount for subscriptions but earning much less.

What’s your take on this whole situation? Share your thoughts and opinions with us in the comments section below.

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