It’s a new month and a new year. That means that there are new Xbox Game Pass Quests to unlock and Microsoft Rewards points to earn!
I am loath to admit it, but I actually enjoy unlocking achievements and earning Microsoft Rewards points. Whenever I boot up the Xbox One a day after earning an achievement, I open the Microsoft Rewards app and claim my points just out of habit. It might take a while to earn anything substantial, but the system is addictive nonetheless and a nice perk.
Microsoft makes it pretty easy to earn points this month, too. You can get 400 points (200 points each) straight away just from completing two achievements in both Minecraft and The Witcher 3. If you earn three achievements in an ID@Xbox game, you’ll earn 300 points.
That’s not all of the ways that you can earn Microsoft Rewards points this month from just playing Xbox Game Pass. If you unlock an achievement in an eligible PC game, you’ll earn 100 points. And if you unlock an achievement in one of the new games released on Xbox Game Pass, you’ll get 100 more points.
Thankfully, you have plenty of time to earn your rewards points for the month. The quests run from January 7 through February 2.
Of course, you won’t get any points unless you’re a Microsoft Rewards member. If you’re not already signed up, click here to register. Also, don’t forget that you’ll need to claim your points using the Microsoft Rewards app through your Xbox One console.
Not an Xbox Game Pass subscriber? New subscribers can get three months of Ultimate for $1. If you’re an existing subscriber and need to renew, you can get three months of Xbox Game Pass for $8.99 or three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $23.69.