Nintendo added a new Missions & Rewards feature to Nintendo Switch Online. Completing missions will reward players with My Nintendo Platinum Points, which can be redeemed for a variety of different items. Most notably, there are new Nintendo Switch player icons, allowing for icon element customization.
Nintendo Switch Online missions are tasks designed to reward players for doing things they may already be doing. For example, on a weekly basis players can “back up save data” in the cloud to earn 20 Platinum Points. Another mission requires players to play a “featured title” in the NES app, which is Super Mario Bros. at the moment. Doing so rewards them with 50 Platinum Points.
Players can redeem points for items like digital wallpapers, digital or physical items at the My Nintendo Store, and the new aforementioned Nintendo Switch player icon elements. These elements include individual icon frames, characters, and backgrounds. Players can assemble these elements to create their own unique Nintendo Switch player icons. You can see some examples below.
Nintendo will offer a different theme for icon elements through Nintendo Switch Online each month. That means some icons will come and go. Through April 3, 2022, the themes are “Animal Crossing: New Horizons (March birthdays) and Super Mario Odyssey.”
An active Nintendo Switch Online subscription is required to complete these new missions and redeem their rewards. Nintendo Switch Online is available through all versions of Nintendo Switch hardware. An upgraded tier of the service, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, recently added The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask to its games lineup.