Gaming can be extremely fun, but sometimes grinding just for in-game currency and achievements can be extremely boring. That is why Microsoft came up with an idea that rewards its users whenever they play a title, regardless of which it is.
Microsoft just launched Xbox Game Pass Quests, a bold new approach to the regular achievement system you are probably used to seeing in both PC and console gaming.
You get rewarded the more you use Xbox
The premise is pretty simple: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Console plan members can earn Microsoft Rewards points by playing games from the Xbox Game Pass library.
Thus, the only thing you need is to have a Game Pass subscription, and you are all set.
Here is what you need to do in order to get your Reward points:
- Check out current Quests on your Xbox One in the Game Pass section
- New Quests are added every day
- You can even do this from your Game Pass mobile app
- Follow the Quest’s instructions
- You will receive a notification stating that you can turn it in
- Go to the Game Pass area on your Xbox One or on your Game Pass mobile app to claim your rewards
- Go to the Microsoft Rewards app and spend the points you’ve earned
Of course, gaming isn’t the only way you can earn points. They can also be earned by watching movies and accessing special offers on your Xbox One.
Additionally, users can also earn points by searching the web with Bing and shopping at the Microsoft Store.
The points can be used to get Xbox gift cards and use for in-game content, games, devices, movies, apps, accessories, sweepstakes entries, nonprofit donations, and more.
Not only that, the system rewards you even more if you use other Microsoft products as well.
For example, the Xbox Game Pass Quests homepage gives the following example as a way of earning points:
Sign in to your Microsoft account and search on Bing to keep putting points on the board. When you level up, you’ll earn faster! You can even boost your earning by searching Bing with Microsoft Edge.
Users have already started expressing their opinion, and the feedback seems to be quite positive:
Honestly I like it much more. There are missions tied to specific games as before, but a lot are also mostly generic and you can choose from the whole library to complete. […]. Another thing that really worked, at least during the insider test, was that you immediately got the mission done and a notification for it, really cool.
Long story short, the entire system is an incentive for users to include the console more into their daily life. Unfortunately, it is not yet implemented on a global scale, but it will be expanded soon.
It is currently only available in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Singapore, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
What do you think about this new reward system that Microsoft has implemented? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.