Tuesday, March 1, 2022

'Missions & Rewards' Added to Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo has released a "Missions & Rewards" update for Switch Online that allows players to earn Platinum Points by playing games and more, similar to Xbox's Game Pass Quests system.

The incentive is only available to users with Switch Online memberships and provides tasks such as "play software that supports online play", "back up save data", "play NES", and more.

Users will earn Platinum Points - the same currency used for years on the My Nintendo Store - that allow users to buy certain physical items such as Nintendo themed keychains and posters.

A range of new Switch Online-exclusive icons and backgrounds have been released in the update that are only available through the Platinum Points system, and these will be updated weekly. There will also be timed events with special icons available.

These digital items are fairly easy to come by. Playing one online game a week will net you 30 Platinum Points, and the new icons shown so far only cost 10 points each.

Saving up for the physical rewards will take a little longer, though they're still within reach – a Pokémon Legends: Arceus Cable Holder costs 400 points, for example. By playing an online game, backing up save data, playing the NES software, and playing a Game Trials software, users can earn 200 points per week.

The Missions & Rewards page can be accessed through the console's Nintendo Switch Online app, and users can redeem their points for digital items in the same place or physical items on the My Nintendo Store.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.

source https://www.ign.com/articles/missions-rewards-added-to-nintendo-switch-online

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