- Xbox Game Pass quests have been changed, upsetting many users and making it more difficult to earn points.
- Some gamers believe this change is an attempt by Microsoft to save money and limit rewards for subscribers.
- While the rewards and access to popular games remain, this update has turned quests into a daily chore and may cause Microsoft to lose support from fans.
Microsoft has just removed specific types of quests from the Xbox Game Pass, changing the way players will need to earn points and leaving many users upset. Xbox launched its subscription service back in 2017, and the quests have become a major part of the service. Featuring challenges for players to complete by playing games available through Xbox Game Pass, these quests provide new ways for players to test themselves and give them a chance to earn rewards, including credits they can put towards other Xbox purchases.
Between the numerous games available for free and the rewards that could be earned, Xbox Game Pass offered subscribers lots of value in 2023. This gave Xbox fans plenty of reason to check out, or stick with, the service in 2024. As the new year begins, however, it appears that Microsoft has rolled out some changes to quests that may give some gamers pause regarding the service.
Xbox Game Pass is Losing At Least 4 Games on January 15
Xbox Game Pass is expected to lose at least four games on January 15, including some critically-acclaimed titles.
As first reported by PureXbox, it seems that a new update has nerfed Xbox Game Pass quests by removing certain weekly quests. Specifically, quests that task players with completing challenges in particular games available on Game Pass have been removed, limiting the possible ways for players to earn the full allotment of weekly points. While not reducing the overall possible points that can be earned, this change makes it more of a grind to max out, potentially leaving some gamers looking into how to cancel an Xbox Game Pass subscription.
This change comes on the heels of Xbox Game Pass quests getting another major downgrade last November, and plenty of subscribers are already voicing their anger about these latest changes online. On Reddit, some are saying that it will now be too much of a hassle to maximize their quest points and others are suggesting, with considerable frustration, that this is an effort by Microsoft to save money by preventing most subscribers from earning all the possible rewards. All together, this does not appear to be a popular move by Xbox.
To be fair, this update does not change the rewards that can be earned or prevent players from earning all the possible points each week and month. Game Pass does also continue to provide access to some popular games. There were plenty of amazing Xbox Game Pass games in 2023, and 2024 looks to have a solid selection as well. Still, by changing quests from a fun and rewarding diversion to a daily chore, Microsoft may be losing some support from fans.