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Xbox owners panic as Microsoft plans to axe popular feature

Sam Cawley

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Xbox owners panic as Microsoft plans to axe popular feature

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Xbox will reportedly be closing down the Xbox Rewards App, but don’t panic as it’s for a good reason.

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As an avid Xbox player myself, I’ve racked up a lot of Xbox Rewards points over the last few years, many of which can be easily accrued through playing certain games or completing challenges.

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Whether you’re trying out a new Xbox Game Pass title, unlocking an achievement or taking advantage of some of the latest sales, Microsoft is quite generous when it comes to rewarding its players with points. These points can then be spent through the Xbox Rewards app, where players can redeem some sweet prizes like gift cards to spend on the latest game releases or DLC.

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However, it seems like Xbox will now be scrapping the Xbox Rewards app in favour of a more integrated experience on its current platforms.

It’s reported that a player over in Brazil spotted a message saying the app would be discontinued around November, where rewards will then be accessible through a “Rewards Hub” found on the Xbox console itself.

The full message reportedly said: “We’ve recreated, simplified, and integrated the Rewards experience on Xbox … With the new Rewards hub on Xbox, players will no longer need to have separate apps to earn or redeem Rewards points on Xbox. As of December 2023, we will no longer publish offers in the Microsoft Rewards app on Xbox, and will instead focus on new activities in the new Rewards hub.”

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It went on to say the change is intended to “simplify and streamline the Rewards experience for players,” whilst giving them information on the latest offers and events at the same time.

All in all, it’s an absolute win, as an easier way to claim and redeem points means it’ll be quicker than ever to grab some sweet rewards for your time on the console.

Sad day for people who were sentimental about the Xbox Rewards app though, it will be missed.

Topics: Xbox, Microsoft

Sam Cawley
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