Xbox Live Rewards becomes Microsoft Rewards in June

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read
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Xbox Live Rewards and the quests that are provided by it along with the various types of currencies haven’t been the most straightforward approach, and it seems that this program eventually reached the end. Microsoft used Xbox Live Rewards to treat gamers for their Xbox activity and Xbox Store purchases.

Microsoft updates the Xbox Live Rewards website

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When you enter Xbox Live Rewards website, the first thing you see is the grand announcement saying that:

Xbox Live Rewards is becoming Microsoft Rewards – In June, Xbox Live Rewards will become Microsoft Rewards in the United States. You can read more about this change in our FAQs.

Xbox Live Rewards is now available in 17 markets, and this transition looks to be a global one because the announcement that greets users when they enter the Xbox Live Rewards website was seen in more locations including Canada, France, Germany and the UK.

What does this transition involve?

The transition to Microsoft Rewards implies that all Xbox Live Rewards activities and offers will stop and members can earn MyVIP Gems and unlock MyVIP Perks until May 31, 2018.

They can claim any open Gems and Perks until June 15, 2018. After June 15 unredeemed MyVIP Gems will be transformed to Microsoft Rewards points. The rate will be one MyVIP Gem to one Microsoft Rewards point.

Existing Xbox Live Rewards members don’t need to do anything

Microsoft FAQ describes that existing members will be automatically switched to Microsoft Rewards membership in June, by the end of the month. Any pending Rewards Credits that have been left in an Xbox Live Rewards account will get converted to local currency and then deposited in Microsoft accounts.

Members will get a whole year in which they’ll be able to spend the credits on digital items found in the Microsoft Store.

You can choose to opt out of the transition

Xbox Live Rewards members who have not joined Microsoft Rewards will be able to skip the transition by June 15, 2018. If they choose this option, they won’t earn Xbox Live Rewards Credits anymore. Their pending Xbox Live Credits will still be deposited into Microsoft accounts as local currency.

Considering all these changes, it’s pretty clear that Microsoft is extremely interested in the expansion of the company’s Rewards Program. You can learn more about it on the official website of Xbox Live Rewards.

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