Microsoft hands out freebies to loyal customers

One-year anniversary of the Xbox One comes with goodies for supporters of the console

8964496815_6356e4af19Microsoft announced via the Major Nelson Blog yesterday that it will be giving away free items to its loyal supporters.

Tomorrow, Nov. 22, marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Xbox One and Microsoft wants to award gamers with some prizes to say thanks for purchasing the console.

“It’s been an unbelievable year, but we never would have gotten to this point without our incredible fans,” wrote Major Nelson, who also noted that fans have spent more than two billion hours playing games on Xbox One and that gamers have earned more than 11 billion Achievements in the first year. “We want to thank you for being a part of an amazing 12 months by celebrating with you all weekend long.”

We’ve taken the blog post and simplified it for your viewing pleasure. Below is a list of what you’ll receive if you fit the requirements of eligible Xbox owners. All Xbox One owners who purchased the system new from a retailer within the past 12 months will receive:

  • Personalized email detailing what you’ve accomplished in the first year on the Xbox One (must be in one of the original 13 Xbox One markets and must have opted in to receiving marketing emails from Microsoft)
  • A “Year One” gamer picture
  • New Xbox One backgrounds (“Year One” for everyone and “Day One” for those who earned the Day One Achievement)
  • A “Year One” background for your computer desktop, mobile phone, etc.
  • A free (limited time) rental of “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”
  • A free (limited time, U.S. and Canada only) rental of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods” movie and a sampler pack of “Dragon Ball Z” TV episodes

Additionally, Microsoft is going to choose random members to win a prize from the following list:

  • Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle
  • Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle
  • One month membership for Xbox One-exclusive EA Access service
  • Tiger Shark cash card for Grand Theft Auto V ($200,000 in-game GTA Online dollars)
  • Forza gift pack with Forza RallyCross hat, Lamborghini Huracán 1/24 scale replica, and Xbox One Controller (launch team edition) signed by Tanner Foust, host of Top Gear America, Global RallyCross champion and professional stunt driver
  • Forza Horizon 2 Limited Edition Casio G-Shock Men’s Black Multi-Function Digital Sports Watch
  • Grand Theft Auto V gift pack (Los Santos Sheriff Trucker cap, Michael, Franklin and Trevor Posters, and a Grand Theft Auto V sticker pack)
  • Xbox Live Gold 12-month membership digital code
  • Killer Instinct Season 1 Combo Breaker Pack (retail version of Killer Instinct Xbox One’s first season, which includes all eight season one characters along with Fulgore)
  • Forza Horizon 2 DLC car (Special limited edition Nissan 370Z, featuring a custom Casio livery)
  • Air Vehicle shortcut for Battlefield 4 (immediate access to all available unlocks for helicopters and jets available in the main Battlefield 4 game)
  • Arno’s French Rapier for Assassin’s Creed Unity
  • 75 Platinum in Warframe
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Costume Pack for Peggle 2
  • Epic Quest Table in Pinball FX2
  • Dance Central Spotlight (full game token)
  • Project Spark Premium (15 days: Grants 2x gain of Spark XP, credits, and champion XP, as well as the ability to purchase new token-only content for earned in-game credits)

Lastly, Microsoft is allowing Xbox Live Gold members to play Sunset Overdrive for 24 hours on Saturday. For more information, please see the original post.

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