Microsoft has announced an exciting new credit card designed just for gamers. The Xbox Mastercard, issued by Barclays, offers rewards tailored specifically for Xbox fans.
The card allows users to earn points on everyday purchases, with additional bonuses for spending on Xbox consoles, games, Game Pass subscriptions, and related services. Cardholders will earn 1 point per dollar on all purchases, with 5 points per dollar spent directly on Xbox products and services.
These reward points can then be redeemed in the Xbox store for account credit to purchase games, movies, TV shows, and more. For avid Xbox gamers who frequently make purchases related to their hobby, this card provides an easy way to maximize rewards.
In addition to the ongoing point-earning potential, the Xbox Mastercard comes with a few other key perks. New cardholders will receive an initial bonus of 5,000 points, equivalent to $50 in Xbox credit, after making their first purchase. They can also gift 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to an existing subscriber, allowing friends to access a library of over 100 games.
The card will be offered in 5 stylish designs, including some based on popular Xbox franchises like Halo and Forza. Card art can be further personalized with the addition of your unique Gamertag.
Bradley Anderson, Xbox’s director of finance, explained the reasoning behind the new card: “We wanted to give back to our loyal community with a card that really amplifies their Xbox spending. Now super fans can turn their passion into rewards for more content.”
The Xbox Mastercard will first become available to members of the Xbox Insider Program starting September 21. This early preview allows Xbox’s most involved fans to provide feedback before the full launch. In 2024, the card will then roll out to all Xbox players nationwide.
For Xbox devotees who play regularly and purchase lots of games and subscriptions, the Xbox Mastercard presents an exciting new option to enhance their rewards. The card turns spending into an opportunity to unlock even more Xbox entertainment.