This Saturday, Xbox One officially turned one years old. Microsoft has decided to celebrate the console's anniversary by rewarding all of its current owners.
Everyone who purchased an Xbox One by November 11th of this year is getting a Gift Box email that unlocks free rentals of live-action series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
and movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the God
, along with a sampler pack of Dragon Ball Z
television episodes. These gamers will also receive a Year One Gamer picture and background for their Xbox One, along with a background image for use elsewhere like Twitter. In order to be eligible, you need to have logged at least 10 hours on your console, live in one of the 13 launch markets
and be at least 17 years old.
Certain Xbox community members will also be chosen at random to receive one of these gifts:
- 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, worth $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 with the 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, the retail version of Killer Instinct Xbox One’s first season and includes all eight season one characters: Jago, Sabrewulf, Glacius, Thunder, Sadira, Orchid, and Spinal. Also includes Fulgore DLC character.
- Special limited edition Nissan 370Z, featuring a custom Casio livery for Forza Horizon 2
- Air Vehicle shortcut for Battlefield 4 for 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 to improve your combat skills
- 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
Xbox One owners who bought the console before October 1st and fit the other requirements mentioned earlier will also get a special email about their Achievements. The email will recap your personal Achievements since the Xbox One's launch. On a related note, Microsoft revealed on Major Nelson
's blog that over 11 billion Achievement Points have been racked up on Xbox One so far. The opening Achievements on Forza Motorsport 5
and Call of Duty: Ghosts
were the four most popular ones - suggesting that those were the most popular games on the platform or at least close to it.