Nintendo Switch Online now has a missions and rewards system

Points for Nintendo Switch can now be earned through new missions and rewards in Nintendo Switch Online.

Console owners with a Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) subscription can now access the NSO app and find missions that can be completed for Platinum Points. These points can then be used for exclusive rewards, like new customizable icons.

Missions currently include tasks such as “play software that supports online play” and “save save data”. Points can also be earned by playing classic games, with points rewarded for playing an NES title. You can read more about missions and rewards here.

Platinum Points can be redeemed for digital wallpapers, physical My Nintendo Store items, or used to create custom user icons, which is a new feature. Nintendo says “each month will have a different theme and icon items will refresh weekly.”

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To get physical rewards from the My Nintendo Store, a QR code can be scanned in the Nintendo Switch Online app which will ask users to log in before taking them to the store on their phone.

Rewards can be for mobile games like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Super Mario Runor for physical objects, many of which can be found here.

Platinum Points can only be awarded for completing missions and used on certain rewards, while Gold Points are rewarded for purchasing games and digital game vouchers. Gold Points can be redeemed for downloadable software from the eShop.

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