Earn 10,000 Microsoft Rewards Points for 10,000 Gamerscore in May [updated]

By Sean Carey,
Update #3: According to a new email from Microsoft Rewards Support (shared by Reddit user u/HighBoltage08), the reason why the 10K Gamerscore challenge isn't appearing for some users is that Microsoft has introduced "promotional segregation" for some of its promotions. "We are introducing promotional segregation in which different sets of promotions are being offered to different sets of users," the email reads.

"The reason why you don't see it on your account is because you are not part of the group of users to which this particular promotion is being offered to. In the same manner that some Microsoft Rewards users will not be a part of the promotion that you will have access to. This simply means a different promotion may be in store for you instead."

Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn't say who fits what criteria for a promotion like this one. Users who have previously completed 10K challenges are being shown May's Gamerscore challenge in the Rewards app, while others who have never completed one are seemingly being excluded. It's also possible that users could be selected at random for this challenge with participation in previous 10K challenges being irrelevant.

Update #2: This Challenge does not currently seem to be available to everyone. Aside from it already being only available in certain regions, Game Pass Ultimate membership, previous Rewards claims, current Rewards Points totals, and general activity do not seem to be factors in this. We’re investigating further and will update again as soon as we know more. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Rewards app, and remember to activate the punchcard if and when you do see it in order to start earning some extra points!

Update: We can confirm that Gamerscore earned in Windows 10 and backwards and non-backwards compatible Xbox 360 games counts towards the overall total despite the punchcard stating that only achievements unlocked in Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S games are eligible.

Original Story: The 10,000 Gamerscore challenge for 10,000 Microsoft Rewards Points is back! Starting today (May 11th) and running until May 31st, you can earn up to 10,000 Rewards points simply by unlocking achievements and racking up Gamerscore.

May Gamerscore Challenge 10,000 Microsoft Rewards Points for 10,000 Gamerscore

In the Microsoft Rewards app on your Xbox console, you should see the new 'May Gamerscore Challenge' punchcard. You'll need to activate this punchcard before you start unlocking achievements for your Gamerscore to count towards the challenge. Once activated, you'll have until May 31st to earn 10,000 Gamerscore for a maximum of 10,000 Rewards Points. The punchcard states that Gamerscore earned in any Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S game counts, so now is the perfect time to pop some achievements in those Xitilon games you've been so preciously holding on to.

For some quick and easy Gamerscore, check out both our cheap and easy 10,000 Gamerscore guide and our fastest game completions in Xbox Game Pass article. Also, keep an eye out for our weekly quick completions article from the latest Xbox sale that will be dropping later today. If you've purchased any Xitilon titles in recent months, be sure to check back on those, too, as some have received extremely easy title updates worth 1,000G each.

The May Gamerscore Challenge punchcard is live now and runs until May 31st. If you're not a part of the Microsoft Rewards program, you can sign up here.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with the latest gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone.