Xbox Game Pass - NHL 21, GTA5 (XB), Zombie Army 4, Outriders, Narita Boy, Octopath Traveler, Yakuza 6 out now.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Outriders, Narita Boy, Octopath Traveler, Yakuza 6, EA Play (PC) & 20 Bethesda Games out now.
by Robbo-92 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:44 pm

Abacus wrote:Does anyone want 149 spare tubes of Pringles?


Depends, what flavour are we talking?

Got a couple more games downloading anyway. We Happy Few which I thought looked very interesting from the moment it was first shown off and Assetto Corsa which has a lot more variety than AC Competizione which is just focused on GT cars (but very good), I shouldn’t be downloading yet another racing game mind as I’m still yet to properly spend plenty of time with F1 2020 :lol:

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Outriders, Narita Boy, Octopath Traveler, Yakuza 6, EA Play (PC) & 20 Bethesda Games out now.
by Jenuall » Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:56 pm

What's the deal with this rewards business then? Seems like a good way to get more free stuff but I can't find a good place to check what things I need to be doing to earn points

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by Garth » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:57 pm

Jenuall wrote:What's the deal with this rewards business then? Seems like a good way to get more free stuff but I can't find a good place to check what things I need to be doing to earn points

You'd want to check the Microsoft Rewards app on your Xbox (be sure select the 'Xbox activities' box on the bottom right of the app too which will show you additional Game Pass quests for reward points) and the Rewards website: https://account.microsoft.com/rewards/

There are daily, weekly and monthly rewards plus bonuses for completion streaks, event rewards and rewards for buying things (I don't usually bother with the latter).

You can easily build up enough reward points per month to pay for Game Pass Ultimate. I've got about £55 out of it so far this year. Noticed some people had saved enough reward points over the last few years to get the Series X at launch lol.

The Game Pass quests can be fun as they've encouraged me to try a greater variety of games on the service.

Edit: for the daily achievement reward, if I don't happen to get an achievement through normal gaming that day, I'm currently loading up The Master Chief Collection - it has 700 individual achievements and many are easily obtainable.

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by Moggy » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:15 pm

Abacus wrote:Does anyone want 149 spare tubes of Pringles?


Sorry dude, I'll only buy 150 at a time.

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by Garth » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:38 pm

Great YouTube channel if you need help getting some of the rewards:
https://www.youtube.com/c/RewardsHunter/videos

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by Moggy » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:42 pm

Garth wrote:Great YouTube channel if you need help getting some of the rewards:
https://www.youtube.com/c/RewardsHunter/videos


True achievements also usually have decent tips if anybody doesn't want to watch videos.

https://www.trueachievements.com/xbox-quests

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by Rex Kramer » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:42 pm

I started with the rewards app back in November and then twigged the rewards website and chrome plug in trick around December. I don't manage all the daily searches every day but I've done enough to earn around £45 in vouchers without really buying anything on the store (just Steep and Resi 4 when they were both heavily discounted). One thing you don't get though is reward points when using a download voucher from somewhere like cdkeys (unlike on the Switch). You have to make the purchase through the store.

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by KingK » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:13 pm

I’m saving my points to get as big a discount I can on a Surface. Currently up to 92k points, so over £75 worth. At the rate I’m earning them, I’ll probably get about £125 off when I’m looking to buy in the summer

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by Rex Kramer » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:23 pm

Octopath seems like a good game to pick up those 50 reward points per day. Achievements seem to come around every 30-45 minutes so its a nice game to limit your play time with.

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by KingK » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:28 pm

If I’m short of time I find playing any of the Telltale games helps get a cheevo within 15-20 mins usually. Trouble is, I’m on my last one I think now (Walking Dead New Frontier)

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by rinks » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:57 pm

I won’t go out of my way to get an achievement for just 5p a day.

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by KingK » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:09 pm

I will. I do. Every point counts. Yet to miss a day for any searches, achievements, daily set, weekly set etc for 174 days. That’s small fry compared to some on a Reddit though

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by Jenuall » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:12 pm

I've seen people mention searches a few times - what's the deal with that? The rewards site doesn't seem to say anything about searching to earn points

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by Garth » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:19 pm

Jenuall wrote:I've seen people mention searches a few times - what's the deal with that? The rewards site doesn't seem to say anything about searching to earn points

You can get 90 points per day for Bing searches, 12 points per day for using Edge browser, and 60 points per day for Bing mobile app searches.

You can see your daily totals on the Bing homepage if you click on the rewards icon, or via the rewards app on your Xbox (down at the bottom left).

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by Peter Crisp » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:34 pm

Last month I donated 11k points.
6k was doubled and went to Children in Need and 5k was to Alzheimer's.

Not bad at all.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by KingK » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:38 pm

Garth wrote:
Jenuall wrote:I've seen people mention searches a few times - what's the deal with that? The rewards site doesn't seem to say anything about searching to earn points

You can get 90 points per day for Bing searches, 12 points per day for using Edge browser, and 60 points per day for Bing mobile app searches.

You can see your daily totals on the Bing homepage if you click on the rewards icon, or via the rewards app on your Xbox (down at the bottom left).

I use Edge on my phone to do the daily set, the 12 points for using edge and the 60 points for bing searches.
Then on my iPad I use bing.com and type in a random search of 1 new character at a time To get through those 30 searches for the 90 daily points. (Top tip, keep that browser window open forever and the next day, just go back through the pages, then the day after that, go forward again - all saves time!)
You can also do the bing.com PC searches through your Xbox own Edge browser too if you wish. Done that myself occasionally although it’s a bit clunkier.

There is no excuse really to not get at least 212 points every day at minimum (50 for any achievement, plus the 12,60 & 90 for searches detailed above). I’ve just gained the April 2000 points bonus this afternoon for completing the various easy tasks on that.

It literally is a case of MS throwing points at me to either buy more games, GamePass subs, or put towards cold hard cash off some hardware. It’s the best kept secret about Xbox if you ask me. I‘m only annoyed I didn’t cotton on to it before Oct when I started. Around 150k points earned in total since then!

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by Knoyleo » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:42 pm

Garth wrote:
Jenuall wrote:I've seen people mention searches a few times - what's the deal with that? The rewards site doesn't seem to say anything about searching to earn points

You can get 90 points per day for Bing searches, 12 points per day for using Edge browser, and 60 points per day for Bing mobile app searches.

You can see your daily totals on the Bing homepage if you click on the rewards icon, or via the rewards app on your Xbox (down at the bottom left).

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pjbetman wrote:That's the stupidest thing ive ever read on here i think.
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by Robbo-92 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:14 pm

Such a good episode of Black Mirror :wub:

Re the reward points, each to their own but I couldn’t care less about getting loads of them :lol:If I can save a few quid off a game down the line just through playing games via Game Pass then great, equally I’m not going to chase them to speed up the process, already feel like I’ve gained enough in the short term with the 3 years of Gold to GPU for an extra £1!

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by rinks » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:16 pm

Knoyleo wrote:
Garth wrote:
Jenuall wrote:I've seen people mention searches a few times - what's the deal with that? The rewards site doesn't seem to say anything about searching to earn points

You can get 90 points per day for Bing searches, 12 points per day for using Edge browser, and 60 points per day for Bing mobile app searches.

You can see your daily totals on the Bing homepage if you click on the rewards icon, or via the rewards app on your Xbox (down at the bottom left).

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Exactly that.

Some of the rewards are generous and worth doing. And I understand the satisfaction of seeing the numbers go up, but carrying out 50 otherwise pointless Bing searches to get 15p is an insane waste of time.

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by Rex Kramer » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:41 pm

I use a chrome plugin for the searches that takes 1 click and then sits in its own tab. Fakes bing too. Can't remember what it's called.


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