Nintendo Switch Online: Missions & Rewards feature launched; list of Missions and Rewards [Up: March 2023 (2)]

Nintendo have just launched a brand new feature for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, called Missions & Rewards. It’s basically a MyNintendo service exclusively for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers: you complete various missions (which generally involve using Nintendo Switch Online features such as online play or the Save Data Cloud), and you get Platinum Points as rewards. You can then use those Points to claim rewards such as User Icons, and more.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Use Nintendo Switch Online services and complete missions!
    1. You can complete missions by using Nintendo Switch Online services, like playing games that use online play or Save Data Cloud services.
  2. Open the Nintendo Switch Online application to get Platinum Points!
    1. You can collect Platinum Points from this application after you’ve completed a mission. Platinum Points expire though, so remember to use them! You can view how many points you have under Platinum Points.
  3. Redeem Platinum Points for rewards!
    1. You can redeem Platinum Points for user-icon elements, which are member-exclusive rewards. There are three types of elements: characters, frames, and backgrounds. Combine these elements to create your own original user icons.

One thing to note is that you can use the regular Platinum Points from MyNintendo to redeem those Nintendo Switch Online rewards, which means you technically don’t even have to use online features to collect Platinum Points (naturally, you do need a valid subscription to claim the exclusive rewards).

As of writing, only elements to create your own User Icons are available. It’s not clear if/when other kinds of rewards will be added to this new service. New rewards are added every week on Tuesday, with one game featured every month (for March, it’s Super Mario Odyssey).

Nintendo Switch Online – Missions

Here’s the list of Missions currently available:

Until April 4th

  • Play Super NES: Featured Title | Super Mario World [50 Platinum Points]

No end date

  • Play Software That Supports Online Play (1): One game per week [30 Platinum Points]
  • Back Up Save Data (2): Once per week [20 Platinum Points]
  • Use This Application (Nintendo Switch Online): Once per week [20 Platinum Points]
  • Play Game Trials Software [100 Platinum Points]

(1) Does not apply to Nintendo Entertainment – Nintendo Switch Online, Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, and Game Trials.
(2) Does not apply to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Backup Service.

NB: weekly missions refresh every Monday at 12.30AM local time.

Nintendo Switch Online – Rewards

New rewards rotate every Monday at 5PM PT / 8PM ET – Tuesday at 1AM GMT / 2AM CET / 10AM JST.

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe

  • Round 1: February 24th to March 3rd
  • Round 2: March 3rd to March 10th
  • Round 3: March 10th to March 17th
  • Round 4: March 17th to March 24th

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons rewards are now live, with 3 types of rewards available: Characters, Backgrounds, and Frames.

  • Round 13: March 7th to April 4th
  • March (re-run): March 7th to April 4th

Monthly rewards

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Unlike those for other games, those rewards are available for a whole month, and that’s because the selection is based on which Animals have their birthday during a given month.

Source: Nintendo Switch Online / Nintendo


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