Microsoft launches revamped Xbox Live Rewards program, details reward tiers

Saturday, 31st August 2013 17:08 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft has launched its new Xbox Live Rewards program, which was revamped when the firm switched from using Microsoft Point to local currency.

The program re-launched today, with left over Microsoft Points being replaced with Reward Credits which as with the previous scheme, can be earned through Gold subscription actions.

Such activities include participating in surveys completing an apps punchcard, renewing your XBL Gold sub, referring friends and all sorts of things outlined through here.

Credits can also be earned by playing games for a certain amount of time, earning an Achievement an more which will be deposited by default into your Xbox Live Rewards account on the 15th or 30th of the month, unless the user specifies a different date. 1000 credits or more.

Earned credits can then be spent in the Xbox Games Store.

More details are through the link to the Xbox Live Rewards website above, which also provides instruction on how to sign up.

Thanks, OXM.



  1. super3001

    this is great scheme. I like having points for free each month

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Mr Sparkle

    It seems Gamerscore will now have a practical application other than bragging rights.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. _LarZen_

    “Unfortunately, you can’t join Xbox Live Rewards right now. It’s strictly because the program is not available in your country. Check back often as new countries are being added to the program.”

    I should be used to this by now, but it makes me just as pissed off each time.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Templar_Dante

    Im sorry Larzen. MS doesnt love your country.
    Dont worry, they dont love mine too. We’re Tier 2 citizens.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. TF_PtMaster

    @3 i understand you. :)

    #5 1 year ago
  6. sebastien rivas

    That is a large scale scheme.
    One question…. to benefit of this scheme, Do I need Xbox 1 Live GOLD, or is anything below gold as good?
    Also how much is a Xbox 1 gold card and how long does it last? is it a monthly card or yearly?

    MS is tapping into all horizons with this scheme, just a big woww.


    #6 1 year ago
  7. Biscuitpants

    kinda shit scheme if you get rewarded for spending money rather then achievements

    #7 1 year ago
  8. xFidelCashflow

    So when you get 5,000 credits, they’ll transfer it over to your account as spending money? Like 5,000 = $5? I’m slightly confused, but even through the confusion I can see this looks to be a way better system than the old rewards program

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Popopoyotl

    @7 You do kinda get rewarded for achievements, but it is indirect. The more “Gamerscore” you have, the more money you get back whenever you buy something. Better than nothing. Though I do like the new ways to get these “credits”, the old ways was just complete crap. Took forever to earn points.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. fengato

    I just renewed with 12 months of gold the other day. Suppose I’ve missed the bonus. :-(

    #10 1 year ago
  11. ChaosLegend24

    This is bull, the previous reward system gave you 10x the amount back for every point earned. They have just change points to credits to hide the fact that they are giving us even less back than they did before when the system first started.

    #11 7 months ago

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