Alongside their Xbox Enforcement United Initiative
, Microsoft has also officially announced "Xbox Community Level", otherwise known as XCL. As it sounds, it is a way for Microsoft's own community members to be recognised for what they have done and be rewarded for doing so.
What community members are actually able to take part in this program? Well, Microsoft states that those who contribute to the Xbox Community Ambassadors and the Enforcement United beta program will be recognised by XCL. It has been said that this is just to kick everything off, though, so expect things to evolve in due time. When gamers involved in any of these initiatives provide positive contributions, they will be tracked by XCL, and in turn, earn themselves rewards and experience points; XP if you will. Some extra clarification from Microsoft in regards to the program has been given to help us actually understand how this all works.
So, how does Xbox Community Level work? It’s simple. Members participate in Xbox Community Ambassadors or the Enforcement United beta, and on the backend, we track your participation, calculate your XP, and award loot to your Gamertag as you level up. There’s no need to opt in to earn rewards, submit your activity, or create a new profile. We’ll take care of the heavy lifting.
Our goal in building this program wasn’t to create a new community activity to squeeze in alongside others. Instead, we wanted to build a platform that could connect otherwise separate community activities and unify contributions across Xbox Live into one cohesive, meaningful score. Ultimately, we imagine your Community Level becoming as integral to your Xbox Live identity as your Gamerscore, tenure, and reputation.
Sounds like an interesting concept, right? The ultimate aim of this is to give people the recognition they deserve in what they do to serve the community and make it a better place for the rest of us. Microsoft plan to have this new program grow widely within the entire community, giving themselves the chance for more feedback so that their own services can be improved.
For more information on XCL, head to the official FAQ
page, or if you're an Ambassador and want to get started on the program, go to the Apply Page