Microsoft announce exclusive items and bonuses for Xbox Live Reward members

Microsoft has announced that Xbox Live Rewards members will receive $15 for pre-ordering Xbox One and Xbox 360 games through the Microsoft store.

Revealed on Xbox Wire the article outlines exactly what treats you could get.

Microsoft Stores announce exclusive pre-order items and bonus for Xbox Live Rewards members

If you haven’t already started counting down the days until Sunset Overdrive and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, we’re giving you even more ways to get pumped. Starting today, Xbox Live Rewards members will earn 15,000 rewards credits, yes that’s $15, for each Xbox One or Xbox 360 game pre-ordered and shipped through this holiday.

Microsoft Stores currently offers anyone who pre-orders a game a $10 gift card in Store or $10 on Xbox Live when ordered on In addition, they have exclusive content and swag with Halo: Master Chief Collection and Sunset Overdrive pre-orders.

You will also receive some extra real life items or in game items if you pre-order Halo: MCC and Sunset Overdrive.

When you pre-order Halo: The Master Chief Collection through the Microsoft Store, you will receive a “My Other Car is a Warthog” throwback license plate frame, a Master Chief window decal and an exclusive “Boom” Skull that unlocks 2x explosion physics for the Halo 2: Anniversary campaign.

With Sunset Overdrive pre-orders through Microsoft Store, you’ll get exclusive melee weapons Acordes de la Muerte and The Hangover as an added bonus to the Day One Edition. You can also get your hands on an exclusive white controller holder with the pre-order of the Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle.

Sunset Overdrive Controller

More details on how to join and get access to exclusive offers can be found here. The Xbox Live Rewards holiday bonus offer is valid on up to three game titles pre-ordered at So order Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for yourself and Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham as a holiday gift, and get 30,000 credits to redeem on games, map packs, season passes, movies, TV shows and more. Xbox Live Rewards members will receive 15,000 rewards credits, 5,000 credits more than non-Rewards members receive, for each game pre-ordered on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Just make sure to use the same email when you order that’s associated with your Xbox Live account.

And if you haven’t made the switch to Xbox One yet, Microsoft Stores also allow you to trade in your Xbox 360 or PS3 and receive $100 towards your Xbox One console purchase. And you can trade in games every day; more details about the trade-in program here.

Microsoft and the Xbox team are really pushing the boat out this holiday.

– Will


2 thoughts on “Microsoft announce exclusive items and bonuses for Xbox Live Reward members

    • I guess in a way it is. But for a lot of people who are already going to be getting these games anyway, then it’s just a bonus.

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