Software giant Microsoft has announced that its Xbox Live Rewards program will be absorbed with Microsoft Rewards Program come June.


The software giant said that only Xbox owners under the Microsoft rewards program in the United States would be affected. The company pointed out that aside from the US, other regions have started already the integration.


Xbox Live Rewards Is Migrating


A quick check on Xbox Live Rewards would notify the players about the confirm date of the expected transition. Players can go directly to the rewards site, specifically in the mission and rewards catalogue section.


“Xbox Live Rewards is becoming Microsoft Rewards. In June, Xbox Live Rewards will become Microsoft Rewards in the United States. You can read more about this change in our FAQs,” reads a pop-up of the website.

In case if you are player but has not yet registered for the Xbox Live Rewards program, you can earn points in various ways. This includes buying games, movies, and another type of purchases which you can redeem for other items.


Players are guided by the monthly missions, and they would be referred to certain movies. Thus, Microsoft Rewards offers incentive points while at the same time giving rewards to other Microsoft users.


So what happens when the transition occurs? Those players who are under the Xbox Live Rewards would be automatically converted to Microsoft Rewards account. However, players can actually have an option to opt out. Regarding, the credits and gems earned by players, the software giant said that both items would be converted into player’s local currency.


“If you have any pending Rewards Credits in your Xbox Live Rewards account on May 31, 2018, or if you are expecting your MyVIP deposit for purchases made in May 2018, Xbox Live Rewards will convert them into your local currency and deposit them in your Microsoft account by the end of June 2018,” the Microsoft FAQ noted.


“You will then have 1 year to spend that currency on digital items from the Microsoft Store,” it added.