A new missions and rewards feature is coming to Nintendo Switch
A recent Nintendo Switch update brought a new feature called Missions and Rewards. While not quite achievements, these small tasks encourage Switch owners to use and explore the Switch Online service.
With the update now available, anyone who subscribes to Nintendo Switch Online has access to missions and rewards. This feature adds tasks that, when completed, will pay out a handful of My Nintendo Platinum Points upon completion. Missions to complete include saving a cloud save or starting Super Mario Bros. in the Switch Online NES collection or other ways to make sure you explore everything you can do with your online subscription. To view these missions, simply head to the Nintendo Switch Online app on the Switch home screen.
Since the available rewards use up already existing Platinum Points, you might already have a stack of hidden coins to redeem for a host of new digital items like new icon items. These assets are character photos, frames, and backgrounds used to create and customize an icon image for your Switch profile. Currently, Switch Online users can pay Platinum Points for Animal Crossing and Mario Odyssey-themed icon pieces, with a new set of icon items becoming available each month. Or you can simply save the Platinum Points for the physical and digital prizes already offered in the My Nintendo program.
For other recent additions and announcements for Nintendo Switch Online, check out the new additions of Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings to the service, and the reveal of new tracks coming to Mario Kart 8 in the very near future.