PS5’s confusing New Discount Program, The PlayStation Stars program, Sony’s new reward system for gamers, is available to the public today. It’s as confusing as you’d think from the company that has brought gamers nine different versions of Horizon Forbidden West and turned PlayStation Plus into a complicated, multi-tiered system. The following is everything you need to know and how to earn points to unlock the free PS4 and PS5 games.
How can I become PlayStation Star?
Thank you for asking. It’s confusing. From what I can discern, you aren’t able to join the console. Instead, you must visit the PlayStation website, download the PlayStation application, and manually sign up. Then you can start building points and collect strange visual tokens (which aren’t NFTs) to show your coolness. However, all this is managed through the app currently.
Okay, I’m all set, but What exactly is the PlayStation Stars loyalty program?
At first glance, this is an odd new layer of the PlayStation experience. You purchase titles and “complete campaigns” to help you climb the ranks and build some small collections of virtual collectibles which others PSN users will see when they look through your profile. Who is that person who hit me head-on in Fortnite and then squatted on top of my dying corpse? Look, they’ve created a rotating model of the PlayStation Tech Demo Tyrannosaurus Rex inside the virtual library. It’s so old-fashioned!
But the system’s primary purpose is to get back some savings on all the PlayStation Store purchases. The program awards gold points that can be used in exchange for PSN dollars. Every 1,250 points earned is equivalent to $5, which you can use towards purchasing new games. This is Sony’s take on the kind of thing Nintendo and Microsoft are doing and have done for a while, as well as the same thing Sony has in the past in the past.
What’s the fuss about unlocking new levels of tier?
PlayStation Stars is gamified to give you the feeling that it’s creating something. Four levels are available. They do not give you more discounts, but they do give you more trinkets that aren’t NFT. When you reach level 4, you’ll also be able to enjoy the most controversial benefit: better customer support. Here’s what you must achieve at every new level:
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How can you earn free game credits?
First, you’ll need to purchase the points. Complete “campaigns” such as buying from a list of pre-selected games can earn you bonus points. However, most points are automatically earned when you purchase something from PSN when you’re an active PlayStation Plus subscriber. This last point is crucial. If you’re not currently a subscriber, you will not earn any points for purchases that you make regularly. If you’re one, however, you’ll earn 4 percent. Purchase the last of Us Part I for $70 and receive an equivalent amount of $2.80 in points. This isn’t bad! However, be sure to use your points when you earn these since they will expire after 24 months.
There are a few catches, however.
Additionally, you must be a PS Plus member to get points; you must purchase games via PSN instead of having money loaded into PSN. PSN wallet. It may seem like an unimportant distinction, but one way to save cash for PlayStation Store purchases is by waiting for sales on PSN cards and then purchasing the cards at a discounted price. The latest version with PlayStation Stars won’t count those, however.
There isn’t any credit for purchases made with physical items, much to the dismay of those who enjoy collecting boxes to put on their shelves or want a longer-lasting way to preserve their gaming collection. The system also seems only recently to count purchases towards specific campaign goals. People are already complaining on the internet over having recently purchased the game Inscryptionand other games required to complete one of the initial rank-up contests and not being counted in their performance.
Nintendo’s discount offer is superior.
Although it’s great to know that Sony is doing something to try to reward its most loyal customers, PlayStation Stars still needs to be more generous than the rewards Nintendo provides. Whenever you purchase games from Nintendo’s eShop, you can earn a five percent return in “gold coins” that you can use to purchase future games. It also works whether you purchase the game in cash or credit your account with eShop cards. You can purchase the latter at 10% off and apply them for another 5%.
It would help if you waited until you saw an offer, and you’ll get the most savings. You don’t even have to be a Switch Online user, and you’ll still receive a credit of 1% for physical purchases. Gold coins can also be cashed directly instead of waiting to hit the threshold.
PlayStation Stars is too complex.
I love the idea of earning virtual status and discounts to complete the tasks I already do on PlayStation, such as buying games and getting trophies. However, it’s unfinished and complex for a product that’s only two years after the life of the PlayStation 5. I’m still trying to find an item I’d be proud to display, and the overall design is sloppy in some instances.
PlayStation Stars showcases Sony’s uncanny talent for making things excessively complicated. Instead of making each point equivalent to one penny or one 10th of a penny, each point equals the unintuitive sum of $0.004. It is only possible to spend them some at a time. Instead, you must make sure you cash them in for either $5 or $20 in increments of 1,250 and 55,000 points in each case. I thought we’d left this kind of thing behind during those Xbox 360 days, but this funny math thing is back.
Remember to cancel your order to earn points.
Some players are already panicking because they purchased God of War Ragnarok and are worried they’ll never receive the 700 points in exchange for purchasing the game. But don’t fret; Sony says that’s just an issue, and rewards will go into these accounts within the next week. That’s a good thing!
That’s lengthy and brief of it. PlayStation Stars arrives just a couple of days after merging Game Pass with PlayStation Plus and gives subscribers little perks to encourage them to continue purchasing stuff. However, it could be better than the standard offered by even the notoriously insecure Nintendo. It doesn’t appear to be a part of the other features that are being developed on PS5 with the addition of an integrated guides system, as well as other social features that are designed to create PlayStation appear more of a community rather than simply a screen as well as the Spider-Man Miles Morales save the file. The save is loaded in just 15 minutes. It could be that shortly it could be.