Nintendo Switch Online Missions And Rewards: June 2023 - Animal Crossing, Xenoblade Chronicles 1
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Nintendo first added 'Missions' and 'Rewards' to its Nintendo Switch Online subscription service in April 2022.

These elements can be accessed by navigating to the NSO icon on your Switch home screen, then selecting the 'Missions & Rewards' section. Here, you'll find a list of available missions, which are related to (as Nintendo puts it) "things you’re probably already doing with your Nintendo Switch Online membership, like playing online or trying out the library of classic games."

Nintendo Switch Online Missions & Rewards

So, what do you get for taking part in these missions? Platinum Points, that's what. These can be redeemed for items in the My Nintendo Store as usual, but also "new member-exclusive icon elements you can collect and put together to create a new user icon."

Nintendo Switch Online Missions And Rewards: June 2023 - Animal Crossing, Xenoblade Chronicles 3
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Nintendo Switch Online Missions & Rewards: July 2024

Each month will have a different theme and icon elements will be refreshed each and every week.

Check your Switch for this week's missions. Here are this week/month's rewards:

Luigi's Mansion 2
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Play and Redeem icons

Play and Reward July 2024
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Nintendo Switch Online Missions & Rewards: How To Earn Platinum Points

It's easy. As explained above, you simply navigate to the Missions & Rewards section of the NSO app on your Switch console and look at the currently available Missions. Complete these and you'll earn Platinum Points.

Be aware that the time between completing a mission and the points showing in your account can sometimes be quite large, especially at busy times. If your points don't show right away, check back later.

Remember, there are also chances to earn Platinum Points via your My Nintendo account, too.

Nintendo Switch Online Missions & Rewards: How To Unlock Icon Elements

What are icon elements, you ask? These are frames, characters and background elements that you can use to customise your user icon on your Switch console. This is the icon that people see when you're online, too, so there's a motivation to make yours as unique as possible.

Once you've got enough Platinum Points saved, simply select the icon element you want and purchase it. Note that in order to change your 'reward' icon elements, you'll need to be in the NSO online app. You cannot customise reward elements in the standard Switch UI.

Nintendo Switch Online Missions And Rewards: June 2023 - Animal Crossing, Xenoblade Chronicles 4
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In March 2024, Nintendo introduced Play and Reward to Nintendo Switch Online Missions & Rewards. For returning icons, you will now have to play the required game at least 3 times in 30 days in order to see and redeem the icons for that game.

Previously available Nintendo Switch Online Missions & Rewards

2024 Rewards

  • July 2024 - Metroid Dread, Luigi's Mansion 2 HD, Play and Redeem (Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing: New Horizons)
  • June 2024 - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Splatoon 3, Metroid Dread, Metroid Prime Remastered, Luigi's Mansion 2, Play and Redeem (Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing: New Horizons)
  • May 2024 - Endless Ocean Luminous, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Play and Redeem (Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing: New Horizons)
  • April 2024 - Princess Peach: Showtime!, Play and Redeem (Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing: New Horizons)
  • March 2024 - Splatoon 3, EarthBound, Play and Redeem (Super Mario World, Animal Crossing: New Horizons), Mother 3 (Japan-only), Princess Peach: Showtime!
  • February 2024 - Animal Crossing (February birthdays - from 6th Feb), Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Splatoon 3, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, EarthBound Beginnings
  • January 2024 - Animal Crossing (January birthdays - from 9th Jan), Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, Super Mario Bros Wonder, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

2023 Rewards

2022 Rewards

[source nintendo.com]